Keeping the spirit of jazz alive through performance.
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Inspiring a passion for music through education.
Supporting musicians through performance opportunities.
The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is pleased to announce its 2014-15 season of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO) and Inside Track small-ensemble series. Under the direction of world-renowned band leader and trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, now in its 42nd year, continues to break new ground while honoring the rich heritage of America’s classical music – jazz. With season after season of inspiring, uplifting performances, the CJO is making audiences stand up and shout for more! | Read More
The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) has announced its winner of the 2014 Hank Marr High School Jazz Award. This award demonstrates excellence in musicianship and performance amongst Ohio’s young students of jazz. Eight extremely talented high school students auditioned for the $500 cash award and the chance to perform with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and Artistic Director Byron Stripling at the August 8th JazZoo! concert at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. | Read More
The PBJ & Jazz summer series is pleased to return to the Topiary Park downtown for its sixth season of free outdoor concerts. PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park: Jazz for Kids and Families is a collaborative effort between the Jazz Arts Group, Friends of the Topiary Park, Friends of the Library, and the Columbus Museum of Art. | Read More
The Jazz Arts Group’s 2013-14 Inside Track season finale heats up the Lincoln Theatre stage with an ear-bending collaboration of funky New Orleans jazz and bluegrass when local favorites New Basics Brass Band and The Relentless Mules join forces on stage for “Brass & Grass” on Saturday, April 26. Taste how the common ingredients of gospel, blues, swing, and improvisation stir together into this tasty, toe-tapping gumbo! | Read More
CJO Artistic Director Byron Stripling talks with trumpeter/composer/educator Sean Jones and previews the CJO season finale, “Trumpet Summit,” (April 10-13 at the Southern Theate). | Read More
The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is America’s oldest not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to producing, performing and promoting jazz.