Corsair Blue Jazz Orchestra
The founders of the CBJO played together at Manheim Township High School in one of the leading music programs in Pennsylvania from 1975 to 1978. On a cold November evening in 2013 this group of friends made the decision to form the “Corsair Blue Jazz Orchestra”, a twenty piece big band whose mission is to perform Big Band Swing Music for the Veterans, seniors and the communities of Central Pennsylvania and now to bring great music to Lancaster Roots and Blues.
The heart and soul of the band continues to consist of musicians who are retirees, educators, students, Veterans of the United States Marine Corps, United States Air Force and United States Navy and people with a love for popular Big Band music.
CBJO’s director and co‐founder has an absolute passion for big band jazz, and strives for performance excellence by being as true to the original music as performed by Miller, Dorsey, Basie and others, as possible, and has been able to impart that passion to the band.
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