The Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra is dedicated to bringing the finest big band jazz to the Chippewa Valley region as both entertaining and educational experiences. The CVJO brings together many of the finest musicians throughout the region to perform jazz in a concert setting. Among the members of the CVJO are many of the most respected jazz musicians in the Chippewa Valley, including full-time performers, music educators, students, and other community members with a passion for the art of the big band. This substantial collection of talent makes it possible for the CVJO to tackle a wide variety of musical styles and eras, and their concerts will reflect both the traditions that are the underpinnings of jazz as well as the works of more modern composers. Our goal, above all others, is raise public awareness of the richness the the one great American musical art form, jazz.
In addition to playing great big band jazz, the primary goal of the Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra is education. We see education as being a multi-faceted opportunity. Whether it is giving high school jazz musicians a chance to perform side-by-side with a world-class guest artist, providing free clinics to local schools, or bringing public attention to the wide array of amazingly talented jazz composers living amongst us in the Valley, the CVJO strives to always keep education at the forefront of our mission. We feel that it is through education that jazz will continue to thrive throughout the 21st century.
Promote jazz music education and appreciation throughout western Wisconsin by providing educational jazz experiences in a community big band setting.
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