The Jazz Conceptions Orchestra, composed of nine young aspiring jazz performers and arrangers, was founded in 2007 by four friends studying jazz at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. With a vision to pay homage to some of the classic big band repertoire through their own adaptations while writing new arrangements of jazz tunes, the group bridges the gap between the big band and small group sounds.
From its inception at Kokopelli's Jazz Club in Savannah, Georgia, the group was the resident ensemble of the club, performing a series of concerts that included collaboration with Nashville vocalist Annie Sellick. Here, the group’s ascension was spurred by devoted audiences packing this small Savannah venue to hear their youthful and energetic performances.
With members currently living in Florida, Chicago, New York and Boston, the JCO frequently gathers together to perform at various locations around the US and beyond, including most recently the Iridium Jazz Club, marking their NYC debut.