The Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra (OKCJO) is the cornerstone of Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. The ensemble itself features the state's top musicians including members of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, professors of music from several surrounding universities and professional musicians from throughout the great state of Oklahoma. They perform high quality concert jazz music, serve musicians and the community through performances, and cultivate the artistic and educational development of the musical community.
The Oklahoma Youth Jazz Ensemble (OYJE) is an educational outreach program of the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra. The OYJE seeks to broaden artistic opportunities for aspiring high school musicians (grades 9-12) through high level rehearsals, masterclass sessions, and live performances under the direction of experienced jazz musicians and educators.
For more information please contact:
Oklahoma Youth Jazz Ensemble Manager
The audition for the Oklahoma Youth Jazz Ensemble will be exactly the same as the Oklahoma All-State Jazz Band Auditions. That info is posted here:
Our primary mission and purpose is to preserve, perpetuate, and educate the community on the unique American art form known as jazz. Our live performances showcase the musical and cultural heritage of jazz and big band music. Through our outreach programs, we educate the community and future generations about the value of jazz music and the importance of its survival. We desire to foster the artistic development of composers, performers and conductors while collaborating with other arts agencies and educational institutions for the betterment of our community.
2013-2014 Season Dates
September 23rd, 2013 - Celebration!
November 25th, 2013 - Jazz for the Holidays
February 17th, 2014 - Jazz with a Local Flair
April 7th, 2014 - Porgy & Bess and Bennie Carter
Tickets sold at the door:
All performances begin at 7pm.
Join us for a buffet dinner ($20.00) served from 6pm through intermission.
Season tickets are available at the door during the first concert only. Four concerts for the price of three!
Performance location for the season dates listed above will be the Petroleum Club:
100 N. Broadway (Chase Tower, 34th Floor).
Separate from the above 2013-2014 Season Dates, the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra will be performing with the Norman Philharmonic in Norman, Oklahoma, January 19, 2014 at 3pm in the Nancy O'Brien Performing Arts Center "Orchestra Meets Jazz". Gala Concert - Featuring a Special Guest Conductor, $10 General Admission.
We apologize, but season tickets do not include this performance.