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CCJO in the Press…

CityBeat Cincinnati: This Week’s Recommended Concerts and Shows | 02.21.18 | Link

Enjoy the Arts: Big Band Vocal Divas Give a Lift, Roaring through Cincinnati | 11.11.16 | Link

CityBeat Cincinnati: In With the New | 02.03.16 | Link

CityBeat Cincinnati: Cincinnati Entertainment Awards 2016: The Winners | 02.01.16 | Link

Movers & Makers Cincinnati: Radiohead Reimagined: Jazz for a new generation | 01.27.16 | Link

Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra taps new leaders | 11.06.15 | Link

CityBeat Cincinnati: Free summer music in the parks | 05.07.15 | Link

Cincinnati Enquirer: Marsalis’ Big Train to have area premiere | 02.27.15 | Link

Cincinnati Enquirer: CCO Marks 40 Years | 03.02.14 | Link

Express Cincinnati: Chamber Orchestra celebrates with Latin-infused concert/gala | March 2014

Pickett Brass Website: Official Artists (CCJO Trumpet Section) | Link Soundcheck – This Week in Music (Jimmy Heath) | 10.03.13 | Link

Fox 19 Morning Show: Jimmy Heath Interview | 10.02.13 | Link to Article | Link to Video

SCPA + Mayerson Foundation: Jimmy Heath Master Artist Series Poster | 10.02.13 | Link

Memorial Hall Website: Signature Series | 09.30.13 | Link

Constella Festival Tumblr: Jimmy Heath | 09.30.13 | Link

IU Music Department Updates: Alumni News (Alyssa Mehnert) | 09.28.13 | Link

Broadway World: UC’s CCM Hosts International Jazz Trumpet Competition | 09.14-09.19.13 | Link

Broadway World: UC’s CCM Hosts International Jazz Trumpet Competition Today | 09.14.13 | Link Jon Faddis Interview (Carmine Caruso Competition) | 09.13.13 | Link International Jazz Trumpet Extravaganza at CCM on Saturday | 09.13.13 | Link

Constella Festival Tumblr: Jimmy Heath 09.08.13 | Link

CCM Blog: CCM Hosts the International Trumpet Guild | 09.06.13 | Link September Is… (Jimmy Heath) | 09.01.13 | Link

Links to Jazz Resources

NEA’s Jazz in the Schools

NEA Jazz in the Schools is a web-based curriculum and DVD toolkit that explores jazz as an indigenous American art form and as a means to understand American history.

Smithsonian Jazz

Offering sound clips, information about jazz events, a directory of jazz societies (by state and country), links to other jazz websites, and four online “classes” featuring Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and Benny Carter.

Cross-Curricular Lessons and Activities for Jazz Appreciation Month

Author Phil Nast produced this insightful blog, offering ideas for teaching students about jazz in math, history, art, English and music classes. The blog also features links to available resources that can be used for lessons.

Jazz in America from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

This award-winning resource features an extensive library of jazz materials, as well as lesson plans and other learning links. The Institute also hosts an engaging page for teaching students about the Blues.


Presents sheet music, essays, and video and sound clips related to ragtime. This distinctly American music appeared (in its published form) during the mid-1890s mainly in the South and Midwest, spread across the U.S. and to Europe, and influenced early jazz styles. Learn about Scott Joplin, one of the best known ragtime players. Hear segments of his classic “Maple Leaf Rag,” which helped spread the ragtime craze. See more than 100 pieces of sheet music.

PBS Jazz

This page features links to free federal resources, including PBS resources for Ken Burn’s jazz documentary.

Jazz History Explorer

Another excellent resource from the Smithsonian.

Educational Resources from

The official site for International Jazz Day, which is April 30, is a great stop for educators looking for resources and information for teaching jazz. The resources page features links to the most popular and useful jazz teaching websites.

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with EDSITEment

The National Endowment for the Humanities produced this resource, which features a wide variety of teaching aides. There are lesson plans, links to online jazz collections, possible topics for research projects, and much more.

Jazz Resources from ARTSEdge

The Kennedy Center for the Arts has a number of free jazz learning resources online, including featured videos and audio clips, recommended reading, classroom ideas, and plenty of other useful links.

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