A Tribute To The Greats


Since 1978, in one way, shape or form, the CJO has been paying tribute to the artists who have left a footprint and shaped the voice of jazz and big band music. People and music always combine to offer great moments in public performance––that groove of sound and happiness! Find your way to one of these experiences and be a part of the CJO community.



 “Bess, Oh Where’s My Bess?”  Clark Terry and the CJO from the 2004 cd “Porgy and Bess”


       We swing halls, classic to modern

Some of the venues the CJO has played…

Symphony Center (Chicago)

Ravinia Festival (Highland Park, IL)

Studebaker Theater (Chicago)

The Auditorium Theater (Chicago)

Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park (Chicago)

Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Millennium Park (Chicago)

Hyde Park Jazz Festival (Chicago)

Spoleto USA (Charleston, SC)

The Kennedy Center Jazz (Washington, DC)

The Kennedy Center Honors

Festa Italiana (Chicago and Naperville, IL)

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (Urbana, IL)

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall (Evanston, IL)

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts (Skokie, IL)

The Tivoii (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Kristianstad-Ahus Jazz Festival (Sweden)

Perugia Jazz Festival (Italy)

Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca

Seville Expo ’92 (Spain)

Concert Hall, Granada, Spain

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (East Lansing, MI)

Milwaukee Summerfest

Marcus Performing Arts Center (Milwaukee, WI)

Turner Hall (Milwaukee, WI)

Tuesday Musical Association (Akron, OH)

New Trier Jazz Festival

Evanston Jazz Festival (Evanston, IL)

Joe Segal’s Jazz Showcase (Chicago)

Green Mill Cocktail Lounge (Chicago)

Winter’s Jazz Club (Chicago)