"Steppin' Out"
(6 57677 00012)

"In a thoroughly contemporary twist on the classic jazz lore tradition of the territory band, the Jazz Heritage Orchestra reflects the contributions of an impressive range of musicians from several points on the Midwestern map."

- Willard Jenkins
Journalist (JazzTimes, Down Beat, BET On Jazz, WPFW)
Artistic Director of the Tri-C JazzFest


The Jazz Heritage Orchestra is a professional 17-piece not-for-profit performance/education aggregation which is officially in residence in the Cleveland State University Black Studies Program. The orchestra is composed of outstanding jazz performers who are also highly competent music educators.

Under the direction of former Basie Band lead trumpeter Dennis Bradley Reynolds, this ensemble swings with authority, transforming inventive arrangements of tunes that are integrally tied to the heritage of Jazz into modern vehicles.



Dennis Bradley Reynolds
Sean Jones
Brad Goode
Pharez Whitted

Bobby Selvaggio (Soprano)
Vincent York (Alto)
Eddie Bayard (Tenor)
Burny Pelsmajer (Baritone)

Chris Anderson
Earlie Braggs
John Olsson
Mark Mauldin (Bass Trombone)

Rhythm Section
Jackie Warren (Piano)
Marion Hayden (Bass)
Dwayne "Cook" Broadnax (Drums)

Track Listing
1. Just a Closer Walk With Thee 3'01"
2. And That's That 6'18"
3. Jeannine 7'04"
4. A Greasy Brown Paper Sack 5'18"
5. Maybe You Don't 6'57"
6. Count 'Em 7'12"
7. Tin Tin Deo 9'44"
8. I'll Tell You What 07'52"
9. Hot House 8'09"
10. Study War No More 2'48"