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Invitation

Invitation

Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra

Label: OA2 Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0805552214123
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Catalog number: OA2 22141
Releasedate: 07-04-17
- Colorado’s best musicians performing classic big band and modern large ensemble jazz, that’s the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra.
Saxophonist Art Bouton kept it simple in 2011 when he founded the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra: perform the best music with the best players. With Denver's powerful base of world-class jazz musicians, it hasn't taken long for the band to establish itself as a cultural institution in the region along with being a vital partner to educational outreach programs. For their debut recording, band members Wil Swindler, Steve Weist, and Paul McKee contribute arrangements of a wide range of classics along with the original opening track "Hopscotch" by Wil Swindler. With top-flight performers including Greg Gisbert, Al Hood, Bijoux Barbosa, and Eric Gunnison, an aggresive programming schedule, and a supportive arts community backing them, this CJRO debut portends an auspicious future.
Colorado's best musicians performing classic big band and modern large ensemble jazz, that's the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra. The CJRO plays to sell out houses at the Arvada Center, the PACE Center in Parker, the Rialto Theater in Loveland, as well as jazz festivals throughout the area, performing tunes from the libraries of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington, Maynard Ferguson, CJRO composers and many more. As part of their season, the CJRO also partners with exciting world-renown guest artists. 

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.