cjo jeff lindbergArtistic Director and Conductor,
represents a new breed of American conductors who are equally
adept with the literatures of the American jazz orchestra and the
European symphony orchestra. As well as holding the position of
Artistic Director of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Lindberg is Music
Director of the Wooster Symphony Orchestra in Ohio.

Co-founder of the Jazz Members Big Band in 1978, Lindberg is an
active transcriber of original jazz recordings and has received
numerous commissions from the Smithhsonian Institution for such
work. His transcriptions have been performed by such artists as Joe
Williams, Clark Terry, Gunther Schuller, and David Baker, and by such
orchestras as the Count Basie Orchestra, the Smithsonian Jazz
Masterworks Orchestra, the Woody Herman Orchestra, and the
Carnegie Hall Jazz Band.

In 1993, two of Lindberg’s transcriptions were performed at The White
House by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Lindberg
recently was commissioned by the Billy Strayhorn estate to transcribe
recordings of the composer’s works that are presently unpublished.
As a symphonic and jazz conductor Lindberg has performed with such
artists as Misha Dichter, William Warfield, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg,
Milton Hinton, Clark Terry, and Joe Williams.

A Professor of Music at The College of Wooster in Ohio, Lindberg is a
graduate of  Homewood-Flossmoor High School and holds Bachelor
and Master of Music Education degrees from the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. He received a Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary
International for post-graduate study at the Academy of Music in Vienna
and a Conducting Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival.

Lindberg has conducted and produced three albums on the Sea
Breeze Jazz label, including the CD, The Jazz Members Big Band of
Chicago: diggin’in.