Here’s what they’re saying about the NCJRO:

“Repertory is an essential component of any serious art form, and it is a movement that has gradually come to jazz. Jim Ketch and the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra are a vital artery in the perpetuation of the art form. It was a pleasure to play with such high caliber musicians.”
– Branford Marsalis

“The NCJRO does not take its swinging lightly. It is a terrific group of musicians that represent everything that is great about jazz. They run the gamut of styles flawlessly and the ensemble playing is tremendous.”
– John Pizzarelli

“The NCJRO is a big ol’ train with the swinging-est engine I ever heard! WHOO-WHOO, y’all!”
– RenĂ© Marie

“Move over, Lincoln Center and Smithsonian Jazz Orchestras.”
– Owen Cordle, Jazz Critic and Writer
Downbeat Magazine
Raleigh News & Observer