Black Studies Program

Jazz Heritage Orchestra

The Jazz Heritage Orchestra is a professional 17-piece not-for-profit performance/education aggregation which is officially in residence in the Cleveland State University Black Studies Program. The orchestra is composed of outstanding jazz performers who are also highly competent music educators.

Through the auspices of the Cleveland State University Black Studies Program, the Jazz Heritage Orchestra is available for concerts, educational seminars, clinics, master classes, and workshops throughout the United States of America and around the world.

"In a thoroughly contemporary twist on the classic jazz lore tradition of the territory band, the Jazz Heritage Orchestra reflects the contributions of an impressive range of musicians from several points on the Midwestern map."

- Willard Jenkins Journalist
(JazzTimes, Down Beat, BET On Jazz, WPFW)
Artistic Director of the Tri-C JazzFest

The Jazz Heritage Orchestra's current CD, Steppin' Out is available through the Cleveland State University Black Studies Program.