The Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO) would like to invite it's fans to a historic LIVE recording session of the CJO’s new CD.The recording of the CD will take place one more time in a live session, Tuesday, July 12th at Evanston SPACE (1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston). The session starts at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the 18 piece CJO along with vocalist Frieda Lee. The material will span CJO’s expansive music library, and will culminate in a new CD that will be publicly released in the Fall. To reserve your seat for the recording session, please visit chicagojazzorchestra.org/performance/upcoming.
The Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO) was founded in 1978 (Jazz Members Big Band) by Jeff Lindberg and the late Steve Jensen. Comprised of Chicago’s top musicians, the CJO is Chicago’s oldest professional jazz orchestra in continuous operation and one of the oldest jazz repertory orchestras in the country. Conductor and Artistic Director Jeff Lindberg is one of the foremost transcribers in jazz. As a result, the orchestra’s repertoire draws upon his vast library, which includes the works of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Benny Carter, Oliver Nelson, Ray Charles and many others.
The CJO’s 2005 compact disc Clark Terry with Jeff Lindberg’s Chicago Jazz Orchestra: George Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess (Americana Music) received widespread critical acclaim, including a rare “five star” rating in Downbeat magazine. The CD was voted among the top CD’s of that decade. The CJO’s most recent CD “Burstin Out” features vocalist Cyrille Aimee along with the orchestra in beautifully orchestrated arrangements of some of the most beloved jazz classics.