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The Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier jazz ensemble, playing big band classics and original music featuring some of the finest players, composers, and arrangers in the state.

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THE PORTLAND JAZZ ORCHESTRA is MAINE’S PREMIER big band JAZZ ENSEMble, est.¬† 2004.

Pjo’s distinctive big band sound features music of the standard big band jazz era, as well as music composed and arranged¬† by PJO’s own members!

PJO’s musicians are maine’s top jazz musicians, jazz educators and improvisors!

Your Portland Jazz Orchestra welcomes the Westbrook High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Kyle Smith on Thursday, May 23rd at 8PM. The Westbrook band, a veteran guest band with repeat performances at PJO's OLS gigs, always delivers. Kyle Smith, a PJO Alum, has developed a fine music program in Westbrook, boasting award winning jazz bands and concert bands. This group of students will bring their "set" of music to OLS, sharing the stage on May 23rd.  As the school jazz season winds down, we welcome Westbrook and their talented high school musicians to entertain alongside of your Portland Jazz Orchestra.

To learn about upcoming PJO performances, email PJO @ Brad.alysonc@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list.

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It’s a Waltz Man // Portland Jazz Orchestra - Nor'easter
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