Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra
The Arvada Center welcomes the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra this upcoming season. The CJRO features everything from big band to exciting modern jazz compositions and has performed to sold-out houses and festivals throughout the Denver-metro area. Its mission is to perform the best music with the most accomplished musicians, and concerts often include world-renown guest artists.
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Enjoy All Four Concerts: $128/$96/$68 - save $24-$28 or Enjoy Just Three: $99 /$75/$51 - save $15-$21
Subscribe now by calling the Box Office at 720-898-7200 or in person at the Arvada Center.
The CJRO Goes Latin!
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 7:30 p.m. in the Main Stage Theatre
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”, The CJRO will also play Stan Kenton’s “Malagueña” and Woody Herman’s “La Fiesta.” CJRO vocalist Heidi Schmidt will sing “Chega de Saudade,” (No More Blues) and many other selections from south of the border!
Down With the Count, a Basie Bash
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 7:30 p.m. in the Main Stage Theatre
The Count Basie Orchestra was one of the most prominent jazz groups of the swing era. The CJRO returns with more music from the Count Basie library. 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.
Overjoyed, the Music of Stevie Wonder
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 7:30 p.m. in the Main Stage Theatre
Come to hear new arrangements of Stevie Wonder classics from the CJRO’s new CD, Overjoyed, performing songs such as; “My Cherie Amour.” Robert Johnson, who sang backup with Stevie Wonder for many years and will perform “All in Love is Fair,” and “Too High.”
A Tribute to Maynard Ferguson
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:30 p.m. in the Main Stage Theatre
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!
Concert Series subscriptions:
Call our Box Office at 720-898-7200 to subscribe! Combined music subscriptions for Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra and Jeffrey Siegel Concerts also available by calling the Box Office.