An Evening of Jazz

Performances by Internationally Renowned Jazz Artists and CPS Student Musicians

Jazz-loving Cincinnatians are invited to a first-of-its-kind international jazz festival featuring five renowned performers and student musicians from Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS). Proceeds from the event benefit music education at CPS.

The CPS International Jazz Festival is set for 7:30 p.m., October 5 at Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St.

“This evening will be a spectacular showcase of internationally known jazz artists and Cincinnati’s most talented students,” said Dr. Isidore Rudnick, Jazz Festival Director and CPS Fine Arts Curriculum Manager.  “The CPS International Jazz Festival provides CPS students with the unique opportunity to perform for, listen to and learn from some of the best professional jazz artists from around the world,” he added.

Featured guest artists include:   

 Special performances by:

Evening performance tickets are $10 (general seating). To purchase tickets, visit, call (513) 621-ARTS [2787] or visit the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. For more information on the event, visit

In addition to the evening performance, 250+ students will spend the entire day in performances, masterclasses with professional jazz artists and student jam sessions.

The event is presented by Activities Beyond the Classroom, a nonprofit that provides extracurricular and enrichment activities to CPS students at no cost to the students or their families. Event sponsors include the Cincinnati Arts Association, DHL, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Western and Southern Financial Group and Willis Music.