Cincinnati jazz icon John Von Ohlen and the CCM Jazz Ensemble. Photography by Dottie Stover.

Cincinnati jazz icon John Von Ohlen and the CCM Jazz Ensemble. Photography by Dottie Stover.

Cincinnati jazz legend John Von Ohlen joins the CCM Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band for a swinging afternoon of big band bombast at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, in UC’s Corbett Auditorium. Scott Belck and Dominic Marino conduct. Tickets are on sale now.

The concert will feature original compositions by Von Ohlen, as well as all-time classics from the great American big bands.

An Ohio native and CCM faculty member since 1985, Von Ohlen is revered for his work with Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Rosemary Clooney, Mel Tormé, Carmen McRae and countless others. Featured in a recent profile in Modern Drummer magazine, Von Ohlen is a serious cat, and you will dig him!

Read Modern Drummer‘s profile of Von Ohlen here.

About John Von Ohlen
“The Baron,” as Stan Kenton dubbed Von Ohlen, is a musical guru. He began his journey on the piano and then played the trombone for several years before he discovered the drums. Since 1976, Von Ohlen has led the Blue Wisp Big Band in Cincinnati and recorded five LPs. He also led his own quartet, played extended tours with Tony Bennett and Perry Como and was active for four seasons in Broadway pit orchestras. Though humble and self-effacing, he also possesses a confidence that can be instilled only by years of experience.

Performance Time
4 p.m. Sunday, April 14

Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to “Rollin’ with Von Ohlen” are $12 for general audiences, $6 for non-UC students. UC student tickets are FREE. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit for more information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

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