The Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO)

The Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO) was established to be a way to establish performance possibilities for jazz music artists within a big band surrounding. Today, 40 year later, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra is known as the world’s best jazz orchestras, introducing big band jazz together with world-renowned guest musicians and artists to tens of thousands every year.

The leading performing collection from the Jazz Arts Team, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra is made up of artists who’re well known as musicians and tutors throughout the country and throughout the entire world. Under the direction of Creative Manager Byron Stripling, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra provides more than 20 or so membership events each and every year right in Columbus, Ohio.

By including modern set ups in to its own repertoire as well as commissioning fresh arrangements together with masterworks for jazz band, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra stimulates the future of big band jazz as well as cultivates the energetic, adventurous soul that has kept audiences coming back time and again.

The CJO has toured European countries and it has worked mutually with, BalletMet Columbus, Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus,Columbus Symphony Orchestra. the Harmony Project, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Opera Columbus and also the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.

The Columbus Jazz Orchestra is directed by world-renowned group leader plus trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling, previous head trumpet on the Count Basie Orchestra. Stripling is a featured soloist along with orchestras such as the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, the National Symphony along with the Pittsburgh Symphony. He has actually been the listed soloist on the Hollywood Bowl as well as will play on jazz fests across the world. He has performed as well as taped thoroughly jointly with the bands and artists from Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman as well as Lionel Hampton, amongst others, as well as the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band as well as the GRP All-Star Big Band.