WJO Video: "These are the cats."


WJO is no longer operational. Thanks to our fans and supporters over the years.

Watch WJO perform our original commission "Flow: In Celebration of the Hudson River."

*JazzTimes Readers Poll, Jan/Feb 2012-- Best Big Band Runner Up and Best Arranger
Runner Up

*Maiden Voyage Suite -- Best of 2011 -- AllAboutJazz and Huffington Post
"epic . . . . a tsunami of excellence" --AllAboutJazz (Nick Mondello)
" nearly flawless" --DownBeat
"as near perfection as one could wish for"--Irish Times
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The New York Times says WJO "has built a reputation for ... strikingly executed performances." Read article.

Check out photo highlights on our Facebook page.

Read about the recording of Maiden Voyage Suite CD in The New York Times.

WJO's advisory board includes trumpeter Randy Brecker, saxophonist Joe Lovano, pianist/composer Jim McNeely, bassist John Patitucci, saxophonist Houston Person, bassist Rufus Reid and WBGO's Music Director and Morning Show Host Gary Walker.

--ALL IN named among Best CDs of 2007! Read reviews.

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