The Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra is based in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and is made up of many of the area’s best jazz musicians. The group plays popular, familiar, obscure, sentimental, and exciting big band jazz tunes that are sure to appeal to all. The vision of the group is to give great musicians an opportunity to play jazz standards, contemporary music and big band classics to enthusiastic audiences—and to nurture an appreciation of jazz music in the next generation of musicians and audiences.
GUEST ARTIST: Paul Ferguson
Trombone Faculty, Joint Music Program
Paul Ferguson is senior instructor of music at Case Western Reserve University, a post he assumed in 1988. He is artistic director of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and principal trombonist and arranger for the Cleveland Pops. In the 1980’s, he toured with the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey orchestras. A graduate of The University of Akron and the Eastman School of Music, Ferguson has performed with most of the area’s classical ensembles, including the Canton and Akron symphonies and performances as an extra with The Cleveland Orchestra. In 2012, Ferguson was the sole American finalist in the ART-EZ Jazz composition competition in Enschede, Holland. His most recent recordings are “Rays of Light” and “Big Band Christmas.”
The Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra is deeply grateful to our donors and patrons whose generosity will help fund the remainder of our season, our outreach and educational initiatives and general operating costs. If you want “the band to play on,” please consider a tax-deductible gift to Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra and/or join our mailing list. Meanwhile, thank you for your support. We are glad to have you here with us tonight.
For information about WCJO, please call:
Bobby Leidhecker, President and founding member 570-220-4161, or visit our Facebook page.
Our mailing address is:
Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra,
c/o Campus Box 148
700 College Place
Williamsport, PA 17701