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The Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra’s performance homes are at The Redmoor for our Big Band Series in Mt. Lookout as well as the First Unitarian Church in Avondale for our Jazz@First Chamber Jazz Series. The CCJO has previously performed at various venues around Greater Cincinnati, including: Next ChapterThe GreenwichThe MonasteryYork Street Cafe, Blue Wisp Jazz Club, National Underground Railroad Freedom CenterMemorial Hall and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. The Orchestra and our musicians also perform at various educational, orchestral, jazz and festival events across the Tri-State.


To learn more about the CCJO’s past performances, please visit our archives.


Sunday, March 19, 2023 | 4pm
Corinthian Baptist Church (1920 Tennessee Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45237)

CCJO Meets Gospel: Amazing Grace

Hallelujah! Our most popular concert ever is back. Joined once again by an all-star gospel choir led by A. Michael Cunningham, the CCJO will bring to life the music from great gospel artists including Aretha Franklin, Kurt Whalum, Saskia Dian, Lailah Hathaway and many more.

Choir Sponsors: Steve Magas and Lisa Davidson-Magas in memory of Lisa's mother Helen Davidson.


Sunday, April 16, 2023 | 2pm
First Unitarian Church (536 Linton St, Cincinnati, OH 45219)

Celebrating the George Shearing Quintet

British jazz pianist and composer Sir George Albert Shearing was the composer of over 300 titles, including jazz standards “Lullaby of Birdland” and “Conception.” His popular jazz group the George Shearing Quartet was a regular on Billboard charts during the 50s, 60s, 80s and 90s. Joining Phil DeGreg will be former Diana Krall bassist Paul Keller and versatile vibraphonist Cary Kocher. Drummer John Taylor and guitarist Taylor Nelson will complete the quintet.


Friday, April 28, 2023 | 8pm
Xavier University Gallagher Student Center Theater (3800 Victory Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45207)

Xavier Music Series: CCJO Featuring Maria Schneider

Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, imaginative, revelatory, riveting, daring, and beyond categorization.” Blurring the lines between genres, she is among a small few to receive GRAMMYS in multiple genres, having received the award in jazz and classical, as well as for her work with David Bowie. Here, she joins forces with the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Cincinnati's foremorst ensemble in the exploration of contemporary repertoire.


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