The CCMONSTAGE Jazz Series opens with the inaugural John Von Ohlen Memorial Scholarship Concert on Sunday, Sept 22, 2019. Tickets are on sale now.

CCM begins its new, five-part big band Jazz Subscription Series with the CCM Jazz Orchestra this Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Corbett Auditorium.

The concert celebrates the life and legacy of Cincinnati jazz legend John Von Ohlen, who drummed with Stan Kenton and Woody Herman. Featuring Woody Herman Band alumnus John Fedchock, the concert showcases the hard-swinging music of Herman’s Thundering Herd! This memorial concert raises scholarship funds in Von Ohlen’s honor.

The performance on September 22 marks the beginning of a new, five-part big band jazz subscription series featuring the CCM Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band. Future concerts showcase the music of Stevie Wonder with guest artist Tyshawn Colquitt, Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite with CCM Musical Theatre student dancers, the annual Essentially Ellington Gala Concert and a Frank Sinatra concert with guest artist Steve Lippia. Patrons can still buy tickets and reserve seats for all CCMONSTAGE concert subscription offerings.

Complete program information for the 2019-20 CCMONSTAGE Jazz Subscription Series is below. Additional concert performances are offered outside of this new five-part orchestra series, visit ccmonstage.universitytickets.com for details.


 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22
• Jazz Series •
SWINGING WITH WOODY HERMAN:
THE INAUGURAL JOHN VON OHLEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director
Featuring guest artist John Fedchock, trombone/composer
Hot off their Summer 2019 tour with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the CCM Jazz Orchestra celebrates the legacy of Cincinnati jazz legend John Von Ohlen, who drummed with Stan Kenton and Woody Herman before joining CCM’s jazz faculty. This memorial concert raises scholarship funds in Von Ohlen’s honor.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $21.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.
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7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3
• Jazz Series •
THE MUSIC OF STEVIE WONDER
CCM Jazz Lab Band
Craig Bailey, music director
Featuring guest artist Tyshawn Colquitt, vocals
The groove is guaranteed to be “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” in this musical tribute to one of Motown’s brightest stars! Hear the hits of Stevie Wonder brought to life by the CCM Jazz Lab Band and Cincinnati native Tyshawn Colquitt, a seven-time winner of Showtime at the Apollo and recent contestant on NBC’s The Voice singing competition.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $27.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.
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4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24
• Jazz Series •
DUKE ELLINGTON’S NUTCRACKER SUITE
CCM Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band
Featuring CCM Musical Theatre students
Scott Belck, music director
Diane Lala, choreographer

Enjoy our original retelling of Ellington’s remarkable adaptation of The Nutcracker Suite, brought to life with stunning choreography from CCM Musical Theatre’s stars of tomorrow.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.
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7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22
• Jazz Series •
ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON FESTIVAL: GALA CONCERT
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director
CCM’s Essentially Ellington Festival, sponsored by Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center, returns in full swing! The daylong event features the region’s top high school jazz ensembles, and the gala concert will feature the CCM Jazz Orchestra with a special guest artist from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $23.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.
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7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11
• Jazz Series •
THE MUSIC OF FRANK SINATRA
CCM Jazz Orchestra
Scott Belck, music director
Featuring guest artist Steve Lippia, vocals
Critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Steve Lippia joins CCM’s Big Band for a hard-swinging tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra. Experience the romance of an evening filled with the hits of “Old Blue Eyes.”
Location: Corbett Auditorium
Tickets: Prices start at $29.50; student and group discounts available. Buy tickets online.
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Purchasing Tickets and Subscriptions

Interested in guaranteeing your seats for all five Jazz subscription concerts? You can still subscribe to the entire series for $99. Pricing is inclusive of all fees. All performances are reserved seating.

Subscribe to the CCMONSTAGE Jazz five-concert package for just $99.

Additional concert performances are offered outside of this new five-part jazz series, visit CCM’s new e-box office for details.

Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased online though our e-box office, over the phone at 513-556-4183 or in person at the CCM Box Office in the Atrium of UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.

Learn about additional ticket options for current CCM students.

Directions and Parking

CCM is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Please visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions for detailed driving directions to CCM Village.

Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the end of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit the UC Parking Services website for information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors.


A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio. All event dates and programs are subject to change. For a complete calendar of events, please visit us online at ccm.uc.edu.

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