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Swingin’ With the CJO



Standards & Strings featuring Carmen Bradford

Series Sponsors:
Westin Columbus
Artistic Director Chair Sponsor:
Ann & Tom Hoaglin
March 17-20, 2016
Thursday 7:30pm,
Friday-Saturday 8:00pm,
Sunday 3:00pm
Artists:
Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Artistic Director Byron Stripling, Guest Artist: Carmen Bradford
Venue
Southern Theatre (Map/Directions)

Show Description:

Add violins, violas and cellos to the CJO, sprinkle in some of the greatest jazz standards ever written, and add a pinch of former Count Basie vocalist, Carmen Bradford, and you’ve got an unforgettable evening brimming with beautiful, thrilling musical entertainment.

With the lush, rich, velvety sounds of strings combined with the high-powered, jazz-infused CJO, this concert will leave you breathless!

FREE – OFFSTAGE AT THE JAZZ ACADEMY: Saturday, March 19, 2:00 p.m. featuring Carmen Bradford

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The Music of Sting & Steely Dan featuring Michael McElroy and Phil Clark

Series Sponsors:
Westin Columbus
Artistic Director Chair Sponsor:
Ann & Tom Hoaglin
Concert Sponsor:
Plante Moran
Human Services Partner:
Bridgeway Academy
April 7-10, 2016
Thursday 7:30pm,
Friday-Saturday 8:00pm,
Sunday 3:00pm
Artists:
Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Artistic Director Byron Stripling, Guest Artists: Michael McElroy, Phil Clark
Venue
Southern Theatre (Map/Directions)

Show Description:

Enjoy an explosive, energy filled evening with Grammy and Tony Award nominee Michael McElroy, along with local star vocalist, Phil Clark.

McElroy’s unique collaborations with Sting, Patti LaBelle, Elton John Vanessa Williams and Mariah Carey make him the perfect choice to interpret songbooks. Add the supremely gifted, soulful Phil Clark and you’ve got an epic, tour-de-force concert experience.

FREE – OFFSTAGE AT THE JAZZ ACADEMY: Saturday, April 9, 2:00 p.m. featuring Michael McElroy and Phil Clark

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Under the direction of Mark Donavan, the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra (CYJO) is pleased to perform prior to each Swingin’ with the CJO Sunday matinee concert at the Southern Theatre. Comprised of premier players in grades 9-12 from central Ohio and beyond, the CYJO provides opportunities for talented high school age musicians to further their experience in America’s classical music – jazz. Admission to the CYJO performance at 2:00 p.m. is included with each 3:00 p.m. Sunday matinee ticket purchase.

The Swingin’ with the CJO music series is brought to you by the Westin Columbus with ongoing support from the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Columbus Foundation.

Media support is provided by The Columbus Dispatch, WOSU Public Media and WMNI AM 920.