North Coast's leading Jazz Orchestra live on Nighttown Stage! Under the direction of Trombonist & Composer/Arranger Paul Ferguson.
With Special Guest Vocalist Vince Mastro sings Cy Coleman and Mel Torme.
Cleveland favorite Vince Mastro joins The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra in a concert featuring music of Cy Coleman ("The Best is Yet to Come", "I've Got Your Number", "If They Could See Me Now") and Mel Torme. Join Howie Smith, Jack Schantz, Jim Rupp and the rest of the gang under the leadership of Paul Ferguson.
Vince Mastro is a former Deca Recording Artist. He's been a vocalist with The Musical Theater Project since 2004. Vince will be appearing at the Smith Center in Las Vegas this November for the fourth time.
For 30 years, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra has been Northeast Ohio’s premier jazz voice. Led by Paul Ferguson, the CJO promotes jazz in its historical and contemporary forms, through concerts with gifted jazz musicians, arrangers, composers and educators in northeast Ohio.
Paul Ferguson has been director of Jazz Studies at Case Western Reserve University since 1988. A graduate of the University of Akron and the Eastman School of Music, Paul has traveled with the Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller bands as lead trombonist and arranger and currently fills those functions with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Paul was principal trombonist of the Canton Symphony from 1989-98 and at various times has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Opera, the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Apollos’s Fire, the Cleveland Chamber Brass, the New Hampshire Festival Orchestra and various groups across Northeast Ohio. In 1995, Paul was the recipient of the Gil Evans Fellowship in Jazz Composition.He has two recordings–”Blue Highways”, recorded with the RIAS Big Band of Berlin, and “Friends”, recorded with his own orchestra. Last summer, Paul taught at an International Jazz Seminar in Zarautz, Spain, wrote three arrangements for the Glenn Miller Orchestra and wrote three arrangements for the Cleveland Pops for use on the Drew Carey show.