Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra presents Duke, the Count, and Stevie, Too!
Friday, May 11, 2018
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The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra returns to the Lone Tree Arts Center with an exciting concert of classic big band jazz featuring the music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie, along with new selections from their upcoming Stevie Wonder recording project! The CJRO will perform tunes such as "It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got that Swing," “Prelude to a Kiss,” along with Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie Amour" and “Living for the City” at this exciting concert.
Colorado’s best musicians performing classic big band and modern large ensemble jazz, that’s the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra. The CJRO plays to sell out houses at the Arvada Center, the PACE Center in Parker, the Rialto Theater in Loveland, as well as jazz festivals throughout the area, performing tunes from the libraries of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington, Maynard Ferguson, CJRO composers, and many more. As part of their season, the CJRO also partners with exciting world-renown guest artists.
Executive Director Art Bouton, Professor of Saxophone and Co-Chair of Jazz Studies at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, founded the band in 2012 with the mission to perform the best music with the best players.