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Premier Northeast Ohio jazz ensemble returns with international trombonist sensation Jiggs Whigham and beloved vocalist Evelyn Wright for a very special Valentine’s Day themed concert celebration!
For 32 years, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra has been Northeast Ohio’s premier jazz voice. Led by trombonist, composer & arranger, Paul Ferguson, the CJO promotes jazz in its historical and contemporary forms, through concerts with gifted jazz musicians, arrangers, composers and educators in northeast Ohio. The CJO aims for worldwide recognition in cooperation with guest artists, and looks to shepherd young musicians toward the future of jazz. This season exemplifies this mission and vision through a variety of new music, new compositions and arrangements, and a stellar line-up of well-known guest artists and young up-and-coming talent.
Join us as the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra continues their 2018-2019 concert season with a very swingin’ special show at BLU Jazz+, get your tickets now!
About “Cupid in the CLE!”
Our annual Valentine’s Day shows are among our most popular every year. This year we’re pairing the incomparable trombonist Jiggs Whigham with beloved CJO vocalist Evelyn Wright. Jiggs has had an incredible career starting at age 17 with Glenn Miller, time with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, countless recordings and positions as a leader, performer and professor in Germany. And of course, no one can render a ballad and also swing as hard as Evelyn. The best date night in Cleveland!