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Sunday, August 15, 2021 | 2-4pm
Kennedy Heights Arts Center (6546 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213)


The Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra Sextet invites you a toe tapping free concert and workshop with lively jazz arrangements in a variety of styles! Join us at the original building for the Kennedy Heights Art Center (located at 6546 Montgomery Road) on August 15 from 2-4pm. After the concert, six members of the orchestra will invite community music students to explore jazz improvisation alongside the professional CCJO performers. Also, guests will be the first to enjoy a special unveiling of the ensemble’s 2021-22 Jazz@First chamber jazz series!



About the Artist: Phil DeGreg


Phil DeGreg began playing the piano in his childhood and now performs as a jazz pianist internationally. His earliest jazz influences were Bud Powell and Bill Evans, but he is accomplished and comfortable in a wide range of jazz styles, ranging from mainstream to bebop to Brazilian jazz. A graduate of Yale and the University of North Texas, he toured with the Woody Herman Orchestra in the 1980’s, and has 10 CD’s to his credit as a leader. For 13 years he accompanied many national and international jazz artists in the house trio in Cincinnati’s famous Blue Wisp Jazz Club. He has been on staff with the renowned Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops since 1983, and has performed and taught in Europe and South America.


Phil DeGreg is the retired Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts study grants. In 2008 he was awarded a 4 month Fulbright Fellowship as a lecturer in Brazil.


His text “Jazz Keyboard Harmony” is a practical text for teaching jazz harmony for all musicians, and is used all over the world in universities and for private study.


Learn more about Phil DeGreg on his website

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