President’s Message

Linda SiefkasWelcome to the Jazz Arts Group!

Jazz has the power to uplift and inspire. The Columbus Jazz Orchestra has emerged as the finest jazz orchestra in the country, from our beginnings more than 40 years ago to today under Byron Stripling’s artistic leadership. Our masterful musicians are steeped in jazz tradition and many are ambassadors for Columbus and jazz through their performances at venues around the globe.

Thanks to generous contributions, the Jazz Arts Group of Columbus takes jazz from the concert hall into the classroom. During last year’s season, JAG’s performance and educational programs reached more than 150,000 individuals of all ages.

If you would like to bring a bit of the Jazz Arts Group’s magic close to home, we provide the area’s finest musicians to perform for corporate events, weddings and parties. Please consider our Affiliate Musicians for your next event.

We hope that you will return for another show this season and invite your friends to share this joyful experience. We also welcome your donation to keep the music coming to a new generation of jazz enthusiasts. Please visit our website, or call 614-294-5200, to learn how you can deepen your connection to the Jazz Arts Group family!

Linda J. Siefkas
Past President
Jazz Arts Group Board of Directors