Johnny Summers directs the Calgary Jazz Orchestra (CJO), which he founded in 2004. He hand-picked 16 of the best jazz artists for the 17- piece orchestra he leads with his trumpet.

The CJO’s full Big Band consists of four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, and a three-piece rhythm section. Arrangements and compositions are created by the members of the Orchestra, and humor, wit, and personality are provided by all!

This is not your typical orchestra: the CJO is a high-energy, passionate, and fun group of musicians whose goal is to engage and reach the audience with every song. The atmosphere is upbeat and fun and is consistently enjoyed by all ages and all musical tastes.  This is a very special Calgary Jazz Band.  For tickets to Calgary, Jazz Orchestra concerts click here.  Jazz Calgary.