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MJO has performed at both the Chicago and Hyde Park Jazz Festivals and was voted 'Best Jazz Album' by the Chicago Tribune.  They have played to sold-out audiences at venues such as The City Winery, SPACE, The Green Mill, Studio 5, Hey Nonny, and the Jazz Showcase.  Their recordings have been critically acclaimed by Jazz Times, Downbeat, Chicago Jazz Magazine, and Chicago Tribune.  

The group is comprised of Chicago eclectic talant of creative artists, there history help shape the their trajectory and mission; creating works and collaborating with amazing has garnered critical aclaim, high profile appearances and high praise from the jazz community. 

"...the truest measure of artistic respect doesn’t lie in repeating previous innovations. It comes from building upon and extending those concepts, as the MJO has done here – not only in the use of updated harmonies and more sophisticated rhythms, but also in the addition of strings on several tracks, expanding the range of colors and textures..." 

~ Neil Tesser

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