The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra Comes to the Arvada Center

Arvada CO – The Arvada Center welcomes the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra this upcoming season. The CJRO, Colorado’s premier large jazz ensemble, will perform at the Arvada Center in a three concert series. Tickets range from $20 - $30. For season subscriptions and single tickets, call the Arvada Center box office at 720-898-7200 or go online to: https://arvadacenter.org/on-stage. 
The CJRO is Colorado’s own professional jazz orchestra, working to enhance performance, education and community outreach across the state. It features everything from big band to exciting modern jazz compositions, and has performed to sold-out houses and festivals throughout the Denver metro area. Executive Director Art Bouton, Professor of Saxophone at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, founded the band three years ago with the mission to perform the best music with the best players. More about the CJRO: http://www.coloradojazz.org/ 
Ella and Sarah, the Great Ladies of Jazz
Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan were true divas, singing hit after hit from the big band era. Heidi Schmidt will present the best songs from these legends, along with songs by Anita O’Day and Rosemary Clooney. 

October 15, 2016
Main Stage Theatre 7:30 p.m.

Turn Up the Basie!
How do you choose just two hours of music from the Count Basie library? One O’Clock Jump, Moten Swing, I Can’t Stop Loving You and Lil’ Darlin’ are just some of the featured numbers. Also, songs recorded by Billie Holiday, Joe Williams and Frank Sinatra. The CJRO will be swingin’ hard and will take no prisoners!

January 21, 2017   
Main Stage Theatre 7:30 p.m.

Miles Ahead – The Miles Davis Legacy
The Miles Davis album “Kind of Blue” continues to be the yearly top selling jazz album, 57 years after its release. Miles was a temperamental genius that pushed his musicians to a new level of creativity and melodicism. The CJRO will honor this jazz icon with arrangements of his compositions, along with many jazz standards he made famous, such as Bye, Bye Blackbird, ‘Round Midnight and many others. 

April 23, 2017
Main Stage Theatre 7:30 p.m.

About the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Since its opening in 1976, the award winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has grown to become one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary arts centers, devoted to all aspects of the arts and generously supported in part by the City of Arvada, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Colorado Creative Industries. The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking for all its patrons. For more information go to www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200.
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