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Name Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra
Talent Big band
Group Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra
Address -
Peoria State Illinois Zip 61604
Home (309)694-2938
Work (309)677-2597
Fax (309)677-3871
Website -

Central Illinois Jazz OrchestraFounded in 1998, the Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra from Peoria,Illinois is a seventeen-piece big band committed to keeping the big jazz sound alive. Originally called the New Millennium Big Band, the CIJO is made up of professional and semi-professional musicians from the heart of Illinois that include music educators, business professionals, and full-time performers. The group plays classic jazz charts from Count Basie to Stan Kenton and from Duke Ellington to Maynard Ferguson. They have quickly established themselves as one of the hardest swinging bands in the Midwest.The CIJO is fronted by Dr. Todd Kelly from Bradley University who also plays trumpet with the band.