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We Are the CCJO

The debut album of the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, "We Are The CCJO," features adventurous original jazz compositions, brand new treatments of classic vocal standards, and fresh re-imaginings of 20th century popular music. The orchestra features many of the Queen City's finest jazz musicians including internationally renowned vocalist Mandy Gaines.

Released November 17, 2022

Reed I - Jeremy Long
Reed II - Jamie Walkenhauer
Reed III - Garin Webb
Reed IV - Dwayne Irvin
Reed V - Phil Hilger

Trumpet I - Matthew Anklan
Trumpet II - John Zappa
Trumpet III - Hank Mautner
Trumpet IV - Scott Belck

Trombone I - Zachary Granger
Trombone II - Marc Fields
Trombone III - Jason Branscum
Trombone IV - Joshua Omaits

Guitar - Brad Myers
Piano - Phil DeGreg
Bass - Aaron Jacobs
Drums - Jim Leslie

Featuring Mandy Gaines - vocals

Conducted by Eric Lechliter

Recorded June 27th - 29th by Kim Pensyl at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music

Audio engineered and mastered by Kim Pensyl.

Album Artwork by Evan Sharf

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