Celebrate the reunion of Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and Hanover Big Band with their return to Kansas City for another joyful collaboration.
Founded in 2003, Kansas City Jazz Orchestra (KCJO) is one of the nation’s preeminent big bands, performing classic and original repertoire in a variety of settings. KCJO puts forth engaging themed shows ranging from Duke Ellington’s early works to brand-new reimaginations of pop music that celebrate the past and embrace the future.
The Hanover Big Band incorporates all styles of big band jazz. Their joy in playing always reaches the hearts and legs of their audience. The soloistic freedom of the arrangements showcases the charisma and excellence of their musicians. Their repertoire includes original arrangements by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman, as well as contemporary compositions and arrangements.