CCJO Big Band: Come Together: A Concert of Gospel and Jazz
Date: Friday, July 7, 2017
Location: Memorial Hall (Cincinnati, OH)
Come Together paid tribute to a memorable moment where the worlds of gospel and jazz came together for a March 1963 recording that joined the legendary Dukes of Dixieland with Clara Ward and Her Gospel Singers. This landmark recording had never been performed for a live audience and included 11 contemporary versions of the gospel songs on the record arranged by Eric Lechliter.
The CCJO was joined by vocalists representing over a dozen church choirs from around the Tri-State. Leading the ensemble was A. Michael Cunningham. Adrian serves as the minister of music at New Jerusalem Baptist Church and has previously led rehearsals for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Classical Roots concert Community Mass Choir.
Concert Sponsors: ArtsWave, Al Harris, and Matt & Holly Kraick