Byron’s Blog: “A Concert to End Homelessness”
I’ve always felt a certain connection to the homeless. As I pass them in the street, I always see a piece of myself, a little bit of me inside of them. For too long I have ignored this uneasy feeling in my stomach. That thought or feeling that says, “…if I just look away the problem will go away.” I figured if I ignored them, I wouldn’t have to deal with it. If “they” would just clean up the streets, brush this problem underneath the covers, all would be well with the world.
“They” turned out to be me…turned out to be us. So tonight and tomorrow the Columbus Jazz Orchestra will use its incredible, musical gifts to uplift humanity. We will give an entertaining, inspiring concert bursting with pop, jazz, rock and blues that will demonstrate the power of music to change the world. I simply need you to come on down to the Capitol Theatre – Riffe Center with a tube of toothpaste, deodorant or any other essential personal care item and join us for this concert, knowing that proceeds will go to the Community Shelter Board.
January 17 – 18, 2014
Friday – Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
- Columbus Jazz Orchestra
- Artistic Director, Byron Stripling
The CJO presents a concert to end homelessness in Columbus!
Partnering with the Community Shelter Board, this unforgettable, inspiring evening of big band jazz, song, and dance will raise awareness and funds for the homeless in central Ohio.