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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, August 8, 2021 | 7-9pm
Washington Park Performance Stage (1230 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202)

OTR Performs: Swingin’ with the CCJO

The CCJO returns to the stage for a free, celebratory evening of big band jazz! Alongside swinging classics featuring world renowned vocal sensation Mandy Gaines, the big band will also be performing some of our greatest hits drawn from popular artists such as Radiohead, Earth Wind & Fire, David Bowie, Ray Charles, Prince and many more. Also, guests will be the first to enjoy a special unveiling of the ensemble’s 2021-22 Big Band Series including some special sneak previews!


Sunday, August 15, 2021 | 2-4pm

Kennedy Heights Art Center (6546 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213)

CCJO Presents: Jazz on the Porch

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!


Dates TBA, 2021 | Times TBA

The Redmoor (3187 Linwood Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208)

First Unitarian Church (536 Linton St, Cincinnati, OH 45219)


CCJO 2021-22 Season

The CCJO looks forward to bringing you another season of fantastic chamber and big band jazz music as soon as it is safe and possible to do so. In the meantime, stay connected with us on Facebook and via our website. Thank you for your continued support!

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