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Columbus Jazz Orchestra

Under the leadership of artistic director and trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO) is breaking new ground while continuing to honor the rich heritage of jazz. Byron directs this talented ensemble in new commissioned works as well as exciting new arrangements of jazz classics, making it a can’t-miss performance destination for visiting guest artists.

Music is food for the soul, and with season after season of inspiring, uplifting performances, the CJO is making audiences stand up and shout for more.

Photography by Stephen Pariser