Corsair Blue Jazz Orchestra brings back the Big Band Sound!
We’re back! CBJO is one of the area’s premier big bands, performing tunes from the music of the mid twentieth century. The days of grand ballrooms and couples dancing the night away come back to life to the tune of 20 accomplished musicians, blending to provide their audiences with the unmistakable sound from the 1940’s, 1950’s and more. Since its founding in 2014, the band has performed for audiences of all ages, sharing what has been called the music of the greatest generation. In addition to performing for concerts and dances across the region, the band was established as a “not for profit” organization to “give back” with the dual objective of supporting our veterans as well as working with students, always sharing the music we love.
Except for the “Great Pause” we all endured in 2020 and 2021, the band has performed free concerts for residents at Lebanon Veterans Administration Hospital every year since its founding. We also started an annual fundraiser, performing for donations which go 100% to the support of veteran organizations. The band is always on the lookout for opportunities to perform with and include student musicians. We’ve had the chance to work with several students and 2 different high schools so far.
One audience member summed up the CBJO experience like this:
"That's the real stuff, isn't it? It sounded just like the old bands."