Cleveland-based JazzWorks is a distinguished jazz octet playing original compositions and arrangements of jazz across the decades.
Inspired by renowned jazz ensembles such as Art Blakey’s “Jazz Messengers” and the SF JAZZ Collective, JazzWorks serves as a laboratory for some of the most acclaimed writers, arrangers, and jazz improvisers in Northeast Ohio. This exciting and versatile ensemble celebrates jazz greats of the past and present, emerging icons of today, and explores other music through a unique, jazz lens.
JazzWorks members are active educators, adjudicators, and performing guest artists throughout the U.S. Together for over 15 years, JazzWorks continues its legacy of showcasing members’ compositions and arrangements. They perform in jazz clubs and concert venues around Northeast Ohio.