Undoubtedly, CJS is New Orleans' premier classic jazz orchestra. This group has acquired a unique
following of music lovers that spans the generations. Young and old, are among the eager when the
band takes the stage. CJS's performances have been mesmerizing. After thoroughly enjoying the music
one begins to understand why New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz.
The CJS repertoire includes creole jazz from the early years as well as music from Jelly Roll Morton, King
Oliver, Louis Armstrong. Duke Ellington. McKinney's Cotton Pickers, Mills Blue Rhythm Band, Jabbo
Smith, The New Orleans Owls, The Astoria Hot Eight and many others.
CJS had the honor of performing the world premier of Jelly Roll Morton's lost manuscripts and got rave
reviews for a classic jazz program of Jelly Roll Morton, creole and other classics performed with the
Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra