The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra’s (CJRO) returns to the Arvada Center Main Stage Theatre for an evening of live jazz that will delight its listeners. From Counts to Dukes, jazz has a long lineage of royalty and heirs, and a fresh take on many of these greats will be heard when the CJRO big band takes the stage. Songs featured include a new arrangement of “Take the A Train,” Billy Strayhorn’s beautiful ballad, “Come Sunday,” and Count Basie’s “In a Mellow Tone.” Led by CJRO artistic director, Drew Zaremba, this promises to be a high-powered night of music with the full CJRO big band! Vocalist Heidi Schmidt will be featured along with the full orchestra.
Tickets are $24-$38, to purchase go to www.coloradojazz.org/concerts or call 720-898-7200.
Please review the Arvada Center’s current safety guidelines and general information at https://arvadacenter.org/about-us/health-and-safety.
Founded in 2012 by bandleader, Art Bouton, with a mission to perform the best music with the best musicians, the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra does just that and more. Exciting world-renowned guest artists and many of the finest regional musicians perform anything from rollicking big band classics to contemporary large and small ensemble jazz to enthusiastic concert goers across Colorado. Audiences at the Arvada Center, PACE Center in Parker, Lakewood Cultural Center, Lone Tree Arts Center, and beyond have heard the CJRO perform music from Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington, Maynard Ferguson, and Buddy Rich as well as original arrangements by CJRO composers and other artists.
For more information including upcoming concerts, go to Coloradojazz.org
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