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  • Business Courier: CCJO touts variety in 2019-20 season | 08.08.19 | Link

  • CityBeat: Live music in Greater Cincinnati: This week's concerts and club shows (April 17-23) | 04.17.19 | Link

  • WKRC Channel 12: CCJO meets soul in latest concert | 04.16.19 | Link

  • WCPO: Top things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: April 11-14 | 04.10.19 | Link

  • Movers & Makers | Movers & Makers 2018 Awards | 03.26.19 | Link

  • WKRC Channel 12: Charlie Young joins the CCJO for two local shows | 03.21.19 | Link

  • Business Courier: CCJO announces new Artistic Director | 03.05.19 | Link

  • Northern Kentucky Tribune: Campbell County Public Library offers activities for adults, children at all branches in March | 02.26.19 | Link

  • CityBeat Cincinnati: CCJO Lauren Sevian Mention | 02.20.19 | Link

  • ArtsWave announces entertainment for 2019 campaign | 02.01.19 | Link

  • Business Courier: These are your best bets for Cincinnati performing arts this holiday season | 11.23.18 | Link

  • Business Courier: CCJO kicks off season with free concert, announces lineup | 08.15.18 | Link

  • Cincinnati Public Radio (WVXU): Phil DeGreg, Ricky Nye & More on Music Notes | 06.25.18 | Link

  • Journal News: Sorg Opera House in Middletown being revitalized | 04.01.18 | Link

  • Journal News: Iconic Sorg Opera House is the Backdrop for New Slate of Concerts | 03.24.18 | Link​

  • Journal News: Sorg Opera House in Middletown Announces Spring 2018 Concerts | 03.03.18 | Link​

  • CityBeat Cincinnati: CCJO Alan Barnes Mention | 03.21.18 | Link

  • Movers & Makers: What to do, hear, see Mar. 21-27 | 03.21.18 | Link​

  • Journal News: A few concerts, comedy events to have on your radar now | 03.17.18 | Link

  • CityBeat: Dizzy Gillespie Centennial Mention | 02.21.18 | Link

  • Movers & Makers: What to do, hear, see Dec. 13-19 | 12.12.17 | Link​

  • Movers & Makers: What to do, hear, see Jul. 5-11 | 07.04.17 | Link​

  • Cincinnati.com: Big Events Coming to Cincy in July | 06.26.17 | Link

  • CityBeat Cincinnati: CCJO Prince Mention | 03.22.17 | Link

  • The News Record: Brent Gallaher to Open New Jazz Club | 03.22.17 | Link

  • Movers & Makers: What to do, hear, see Mar. 22-28 | 03.21.17 | Link​

  • Movers & Makers: What to do, hear, see Feb. 15-21 | 02.14.17 | 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

  • Pickett Brass Website: Official Artists (CCJO Trumpet Section) | Link

  • Cincinnati.com: 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

  • Memorial Hall Website: Signature Series | 09.30.13 | Link

  • Constella Festival Tumblr: Jimmy Heath | 09.30.13 | Link

  • Broadway World: UC’s CCM Hosts International Jazz Trumpet Competition Today | 09.14.13 | Link

  • WVXU.org: Jon Faddis Interview (Carmine Caruso Competition) | 09.13.13 | Link

  • Cincinnati.com: International Jazz Trumpet Extravaganza at CCM on Saturday | 09.13.13 | Link

  • CCM Blog: CCM Hosts the International Trumpet Guild | 09.06.13 | Link

  • MusicInCincinnati.com: September Is… (Jimmy Heath) | 09.01.13 | Link


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 JazzDay.com

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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