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Columbus Jazz Orchestra

The Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO) was formed as a vehicle to create performance opportunities for jazz musicians in a big band setting. Over thirty years later, the CJO is considered one of the world's finest jazz orchestras and a model for success, presenting big band jazz and world-renowned guest artists to thousands each year.

The flagship performing ensemble of the Jazz Arts Group, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra consists of musicians who are highly regarded as performers and educators across the country and around the globe. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Byron Stripling, the CJO presents nearly 50 subscription concerts each season in Columbus, Ohio.

By incorporating contemporary arrangements into its repertoire and commissioning new arrangements and masterworks for jazz orchestra, the CJO promotes the future of big band jazz and cultivates the dynamic, adventurous spirit that has kept audiences coming back again and again.

The CJO has toured Europe on two occasions, and has collaborated with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, BalletMet Columbus, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Opera Columbus and the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and has twice been invited to perform at the annual convention of the International Association for Jazz Education.

The CJO is led by world-renowned band leader and trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling, former lead trumpet for the Count Basie Orchestra

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