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As a supporter of the arts through ArtsWave and member of ArtsWave Pass, Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra is offering you BOGO Admission for their Big Band and Jazz@First series.

This offer can only be redeemed online prior to the start of the show. Offer will not be honored at the door.

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Big Band | Jingle Jazz
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Thursday, December 15 | 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the season with the CCJO at our popular annual concert Jingle Jazz featuring new takes on your favorite holiday classics, many of which were written by members of the Orchestra. Enjoy a variety of Christmas classics from some of our most popular programs including Nutcracker Remix, Christmas Time is Here and our tribute to James Brown’s holiday albums, Have a Funky Christmas. * Join the band and board – wear your ugliest Christmas sweater! *

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Jazz@First | Classical Crossover with Rick VanMatre
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Sunday, February 5, 2023 | 2:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand, beloved Cincinnati-based saxophonist Rick VanMatre returns to the Jazz@First stage in a concert uniquely fusing the worlds of classical and jazz. VanMatre will be featured on Bill Dobbin’s “Sonata for Soprano Sax and Piano” which combines musical elements from contemporary classical vocabulary with jazz traditions. Also featured will be other classically-influenced jazz works that will help to bridge the gap between these seemingly disparate sound worlds.

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Big Band | Meet the CCJO: Musical Virtuosity
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Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 7:00 p.m.

Over the years we’ve offered up our stage to fantastic guest artists from all over the world, but now it’s time to turn the spotlight on our very own musicians! Get to know the beloved members of the CCJO a little better as the Orchestra performs music written by and/or featuring every individual member of the ensemble, including some brand new arrangements and compositions! You will definitely leave this show with a greater appreciation for the wealth and depth of talent in the Cincinnati Jazz scene.

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Jazz@First | Music of the Modern Jazz Quartet with Rusty Burge
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Sunday, March 5, 2023 | 2:00 p.m.

No stranger to the CCJO Jazz@First stage, we are excited to welcome back local vibraphonist Rusty Burge. Rusty and the Phil DeGreg Trio will revisit the elegant sounds of one of the most popular and iconic bands of the cool jazz era, the Modern Jazz Quartet.

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Big Band | CCJO Meets Gospel: Amazing Grace
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Sunday, March 19, 2023 | 4:00 p.m.

Hallelujah! Our most popular concert ever is back. Joined once again by an all-star gospel choir led by A. Michael Cunningham, the CCJO will bring to life the music from great gospel artists including Aretha Franklin, Kurt Whalum, Saskia Dian, Lailah Hathaway and many more.

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Jazz@First | Celebrating the George Shearing Quintet
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Sunday, April 16, 2023 | 2:00 p.m.

British jazz pianist and composer Sir George Albert Shearing was the composer of over 300 titles, including jazz standards “Lullaby of Birdland” and “Conception.” His popular jazz group the George Shearing Quartet was a regular on Billboard charts during the 50s, 60s, 80s and 90s. Joining Phil DeGreg from Detroit will be former Diana Krall bassist Paul Keller and versatile vibraphonist Cary Kocher, alongside an accomplished Cincinnati guitarist.

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Big Band | Jingle Jazz
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Thursday, December 15 | 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the season with the CCJO at our popular annual concert Jingle Jazz featuring new takes on your favorite holiday classics, many of which were written by members of the Orchestra. Enjoy a variety of Christmas classics from some of our most popular programs including Nutcracker Remix, Christmas Time is Here and our tribute to James Brown’s holiday albums, Have a Funky Christmas. * Join the band and board – wear your ugliest Christmas sweater! *

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Adult
Event Selected
Jazz@First | Classical Crossover with Rick VanMatre
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Sunday, February 5, 2023 | 2:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand, beloved Cincinnati-based saxophonist Rick VanMatre returns to the Jazz@First stage in a concert uniquely fusing the worlds of classical and jazz. VanMatre will be featured on Bill Dobbin’s “Sonata for Soprano Sax and Piano” which combines musical elements from contemporary classical vocabulary with jazz traditions. Also featured will be other classically-influenced jazz works that will help to bridge the gap between these seemingly disparate sound worlds.

Get an ArtsWave Pass to gain access to this offer!

Adult
Event Selected
Big Band | Meet the CCJO: Musical Virtuosity
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Deselect one of your choices to select this event.

Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 7:00 p.m.

Over the years we’ve offered up our stage to fantastic guest artists from all over the world, but now it’s time to turn the spotlight on our very own musicians! Get to know the beloved members of the CCJO a little better as the Orchestra performs music written by and/or featuring every individual member of the ensemble, including some brand new arrangements and compositions! You will definitely leave this show with a greater appreciation for the wealth and depth of talent in the Cincinnati Jazz scene.

Get an ArtsWave Pass to gain access to this offer!

Adult
Event Selected
Jazz@First | Music of the Modern Jazz Quartet with Rusty Burge
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Sunday, March 5, 2023 | 2:00 p.m.

No stranger to the CCJO Jazz@First stage, we are excited to welcome back local vibraphonist Rusty Burge. Rusty and the Phil DeGreg Trio will revisit the elegant sounds of one of the most popular and iconic bands of the cool jazz era, the Modern Jazz Quartet.

Get an ArtsWave Pass to gain access to this offer!

Adult
Event Selected
Big Band | CCJO Meets Gospel: Amazing Grace
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Sunday, March 19, 2023 | 4:00 p.m.

Hallelujah! Our most popular concert ever is back. Joined once again by an all-star gospel choir led by A. Michael Cunningham, the CCJO will bring to life the music from great gospel artists including Aretha Franklin, Kurt Whalum, Saskia Dian, Lailah Hathaway and many more.

Get an ArtsWave Pass to gain access to this offer!

Adult
Event Selected
Jazz@First | Celebrating the George Shearing Quintet
Deselect one of your choices to select this event.
Deselect one of your choices to select this event.

Sunday, April 16, 2023 | 2:00 p.m.

British jazz pianist and composer Sir George Albert Shearing was the composer of over 300 titles, including jazz standards “Lullaby of Birdland” and “Conception.” His popular jazz group the George Shearing Quartet was a regular on Billboard charts during the 50s, 60s, 80s and 90s. Joining Phil DeGreg from Detroit will be former Diana Krall bassist Paul Keller and versatile vibraphonist Cary Kocher, alongside an accomplished Cincinnati guitarist.

Get an ArtsWave Pass to gain access to this offer!

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