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2015-2016 Concert Season


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2015-2016 Concert Season


2015-2016 CONCERT SEASON

Join us for a series of unforgettable performances featuring internationally acclaimed guest artists backed by our 17 piece big band!

We offer two different subscription packages: 

  • Our Classic package includes three performances at the Bijou Theatre, plus our Swingin' Christmas concert at the Tennessee Theatre.
  • Our Premium package includes all four Classic concerts, plus two very intimate concerts at the Square Room on Market Square. 

 

Subscribers enjoy two very special benefits.

  • 25% discount on ticket pricing
  • Choose the seats you want before tickets go on sale to the general public. 

Subscriptions are available beginning August 17th. Single event tickets will be on sale Tuesday, September 8th.

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Evening Under the Stars Dinner


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Evening Under the Stars Dinner


AN EVENING UNDER THE STARS

Join us for an unforgettable experience to benefit the KJO at the incomparable home of Sherri Lee on Sunday, September 27 at 6pm. You'll be wining, dining and dancing the night away to the sounds of the Swing Era as performed by the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra. 

 

Dinner provided by Nancy Kendrick and Creative Catering. Wine provided by Randy Burleson and Bistro by the Tracks.

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great experiences through great music


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great experiences through great music


Vance Thompson

Vance Thompson

Jazz on the Square

Join us every Tuesday, May through August, from 8 to 10pm for great live performances. Bring a blanket or a chair, or sit outside one of the great restaurants on the square. Outdoor stage at Market Square Mall.

Special thanks to Prestige Cleaners, the City of Knoxville Department of Special Events and Mr. Steve Wachter for sponsoring the event.

 

KJO @ the Tennessee Theatre

KJO @ the Tennessee Theatre

big band concert series

Our wildly popular big band concert series features performances at the Bijou and Tennessee theatres and the Square Room. Find upcoming events and purchase tickets. Click here.

Greg Tardy

Greg Tardy

Jazz lunch

1st Wednesday of the month, September - April at the Square Room, 4 Market Square. View upcoming schedule, read concert descriptions and purchase tickets. Click here.

Taylor Coker & Nolan Nevels

Taylor Coker & Nolan Nevels

jam sessions

Join us on the first and third Sunday of the month from 4 to 6pm at the Black Box at the Emporium center for our open jam sessions. Bring your ax and sit in or just listen and enjoy. It's free either way. Click here.

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About us


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About us


Meet the band

The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece big band with five saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets, guitar, piano, bass and drums. The band is comprised of some of East Tennessee's top professional musicians and performs a wide range of music from the American jazz tradition. Read more

Board of directors

In 2000, our group organized as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, for the purpose of building an audience for jazz in our region. We are governed by a board of directors made up of local leaders who are passionate about jazz. Read more

sponsors

The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra receives support each year from a wide range of businesses, foundations, government agencies and individuals. Read more

Keith Brown

Keith Brown

Monty Alexander