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.

Byron Stripling

Byron Stripling

Artistic Director

Bobby Floyd

Bobby Floyd

Keyboards

Chris Berg

Chris Berg

Bass

Byron Rooker

Byron Rooker

Saxophone

Michael Cox

Michael Cox

Saxophone

Pete Mills

Pete Mills

Saxophone

Chad Eby

Chad Eby

Saxophone

Wes Orr

Wes Orr

Trumpet

Bob Everhart

Bob Everhart

Trumpet

Jim Powell

Jim Powell

Trumpet

Dwight Adams

Dwight Adams

Trumpet

Linda Landis

Linda Landis

Trombone

Jim Masters

Jim Masters

Trombone

Pat Lewis

Pat Lewis

Trombone

Ryan Hamilton

Ryan Hamilton

Trombone