The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra Returns to the Arvada Center - Tickets Now on Sale!

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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 four concert series beginning October 20. Tickets range from $24 - $38. For season subscriptions and single tickets, call the Arvada Center box office at 720-898-7200 or go online to:

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:

The CJRO Goes Latin!

All the big bands took part in the Latin craze of the sixties, and the CJRO will dig into that rich library, with tunes like; Maynard Ferguson’s “A Night in Tunisia,” and from the Buddy Rich band, “Cape Verdean Blues.”  CJRO vocalist Heidi Schmidt will sing “Chega de Saudade,” (No More Blues) and many other selections from south of the border!

October 20, 2018

Main Stage Theatre 7:30 p.m.

Down With the Count, a Basie Bash

The Count Basie Orchestra was one of the most prominent jazz groups of the swing era. The band will play “One O’clock Jump,” “Splanky,” “Flight of the Foo Birds,” and other Basie greats. No band swings this music like the CJRO, and Colorado favorite Robert Johnson will join the band for some vocal selections. The last two Basie shows were complete sellouts, so get your tickets now for this exciting concert.
January 19, 2019   

Main Stage Theatre 7:30 p.m.

Overjoyed, the Music of Stevie Wonder

Come to hear new arrangements of Stevie Wonder classics from the CJRO’s new CD, Overjoyed. Robert Johnson, who sang backup with Stevie Wonder for many years and will perform “All in Love is Fair,” and “Too High.”

March 16, 2019

Main Stage Theatre 7:30 p.m.

A Tribute to Maynard Ferguson

The last time the CJRO played a Maynard Ferguson tribute, amateur trumpet players in the audience were encouraged to bring their instruments and join in on the final choruses of “Hey Jude” to close the show. It was a hoot!  So, trumpeters, bring your horns.  And of course, the CJRO will play “Rocky Theme Song” (“Gonna Fly Now”). This will be a fun concert, but definitely not for the faint-hearted!

May 11, 2019

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 or call 720-898-7200.