The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra (CJRO) was founded and is led by band leader and saxophone virtuoso, Art Bouton. Art regularly performs with the Colorado Symphony, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and is a member of the pit orchestra at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He is also a professor at the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music.
Founded in 2012 with the 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 best local musicians perform anything from rollicking big band classics to modern large and small ensemble jazz to sold-out crowds across Colorado. Venues like the Arvada Center, the PACE Center in Parker, the Rialto Theater in Loveland, and countless jazz festivals throughout the area have heard music from Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington, Maynard Ferguson and Buddy Rich libraries as well as original arrangements by CJRO composers and many more.