The Jazz Conceptions Orchestra , a nine-piece collective of performers, composers and arrangers, devoted to performing a wide spectrum of music within Jazz and beyond. Rooted in swing, while following the evolution of jazz, their extensive repertoire draws from members’ original compositions, adaptations of masterworks of jazz greats, and new original arrangements of standards.
First a testing ground for members’ personal projects, the JCO quickly gained critical acclaim playing to packed houses for regular gigs at Kokopelli’s Jazz Club in Savannah, Georgia. The group’s collaborations with Nashville vocalist Annie Sellick have been highly praised, with Sellick noted as “a perfect complement to the band’s versatile and intricate arrangements.” In recent years, the band has played concert series, clubs and festivals, including repeat engagements at Iridium Jazz Club, performances which have also been met with cosiderable praise. With the release of the JCO's self-titled debut album, the group was applauded for its “great arranging, superb solos, and a deep understanding of jazz style.”