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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, Corinthian Baptist Church 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.


Most Summer Tuesdays, beginning May 2, 2023 | 5-8pm
Fifth Third Center Stage (520 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202)

CCJO Presents: Tribute to the Jazz Masters, Sponsored by Jamey Aebersold Jazz

Join members of the CCJO all summer on Fountain Square for a series of free shows paying tribute to jazz masters. You can enjoy your happy hour on the square most Tuesdays as you sip the night away to incredible music by some of our area's finest jazz musicians!

This series is made possible by a generous donation from Jamey Aebersold Jazz.


Saturday, June 3, 2023 | 4-10pm
The Porch at Dillsboro (12921 North St, Dillsboro, IN 47018)

CCJO at the Second-Annual Dillsboro Jazz Festival

The CCJO is thrilled to return for the second-annual Dillsboro Jazz Festival! The free afternoon and evening of jazz will take place June 3 from 4-10 at The Porch at Dillsboro, in front of the Friendship Arts Center, in Dillsboro, Indiana. Join us for a fantastic treat for the soul as you enjoy music from a variety of ensembles throughout the day and the CCJO big band led by artistic director Eric Lechliter to cap off this summer evening!



Sunday, August 13, 2023 | 6-8pm
Washington Park (1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202)

OTR Performs: CCJO at Washington Park

The CCJO returns to the stage for a free, celebratory evening of big band jazz! Enjoy swinging classics featuring world-renowned vocal sensation Mandy Gaines and your Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. Also, guests will be the first to enjoy a special unveiling of the ensemble’s 2023-24 Big Band and Jazz@First series including some special sneak previews!




Sunday, August 20, 2023 | 4pm
Roger Bacon High School (4320 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45217)

Summermusik 2023: Afro-Cuban Afternoon

Get in the groove with the CCO Brass Quintet, members of the CCJO and 10-Time Grammy Award Winner Arturo Sandoval, as we take a peek into the world of Afro-Cuban jazz. The program is a further exposure to Cuba’s rich musical heritage made famous worldwide by musicians like Sandoval, Dizzy Gillespie, Mario Bauza, Machito or Chico O’Farrill, and ensembles such as Orquesta Aragón, Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna (later re-named Irakere), Los Van Van and the Buena Vista Social Club.

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