In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Jazz Arts Group and Byron Stripling’s 10th anniversary as Artistic Director of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, a new recording is now available called “Come Together”. Mr. Stripling’s vision for the recording was a fusion of styles, influences, and genres to portray the relevance and sound of our 21st century big band. “Come Together” showcases the high powered, passionate CJO and is packed with blues, ballads, and fiery Latin rhythms including special guest vocals by Jon Elliot and Theo Perry of the Floorwalkers. The recording was done at the Lincoln Theatre featuring commissioned new works and commissioned arrangements including:
Play it Again Samba
Saint Louis Blues
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Down by the Riverside
My Father’s Eyes
and many more.
‘Come Together’ is a available now for purchase on CDbaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/columbusjazzorchestra
About the Columbus Jazz Orchestra
The Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO) was formed as a vehicle to create performance opportunities for jazz musicians in a big band setting. Over 40 years later, the CJO is considered one of the world’s finest jazz orchestras and a model for success, presenting big band jazz and world-renowned guest artists to thousands each year.
The flagship performing ensemble of the Jazz Arts Group, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra consists of musicians who are highly regarded as performers and educators across the country and around the globe. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Byron Stripling, the CJO presents over 20 subscription concerts each season in Columbus, Ohio.
By incorporating contemporary arrangements into its repertoire and commissioning new arrangements and masterworks for jazz orchestra, the CJO promotes the future of big band jazz and cultivates the dynamic, adventurous spirit that has kept audiences coming back again and again.