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JazZoo!

JazZoo!: “Basie, Buddy & Benny”

Series Sponsors: Wells Fargo Advisors, The Columbus Dispatch

July 18, 2014

Friday, 8:00 p.m.

Artists:
Columbus Jazz Orchestra
Artistic Director, Byron Stripling
Guest Artists: Dave Bennett & Sammy K
Venue:
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
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Show Description:

Join Byron and company as we celebrate the three Bs of jazz! Michigan clarinetist Dave Bennett is an authentic musical prodigy who brings to life the classic sound and music of Benny Goodman with incredible technique, style, beauty of tone, and naturalness. Grammy nominated musician and educator Sammy K lends his “slammin’” techniques in the role of Buddy Rich.

Special pre-concert performance by Winchester Steel Co.

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JazZoo!

JazZoo!: “Ragtime, Blues & All That Jazz”

Series Sponsors: Wells Fargo Advisors, The Columbus Dispatch

August 8, 2014

Friday, 8:00 p.m.

Artists:
Columbus Jazz Orchestra
Artistic Director, Byron Stripling
Guest Artist: Helen Welch
Venue:
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
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Show Description:

“Ragtime, Blues & All That Jazz” travels through ragtime masters Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton, blues legends B.B. King and Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, and wraps up with the ever-charming Helen Welch. With entertaining vignettes about the music and its creators, plus a finale that closes out with an unforgettable, toe-tapping jam session, this high-energy show is not to be missed!

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JazZoo!

JazZoo!: “Elton John, Billy Joel & Some Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Series Sponsors: Wells Fargo Advisors, The Columbus Dispatch

August 15, 2014

Friday, 8:00 p.m.

Artists:
Columbus Jazz Orchestra
Artistic Director, Byron Stripling
Guest Artist: Dave Powers
Venue:
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
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Show Description:

You’ll all be in the mood for a melody when the CJO pays tribute to your favorite piano men and classic rock legends! The keyboard wizardry of Dave Powers joins the CJO on timeless classics like “Your Song,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Only the Good Die Young,” and much more!

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Mary Wilson

“Motown Medley” featuring Mary Wilson

Concert Sponsor: Grange Insurance

September 19 – 20, 2014

Friday – Saturday, 8:00 p.m.

Artists:
Columbus Jazz Orchestra
Artistic Director, Byron Stripling
Guest Artist: Mary Wilson
Venue:
Lincoln Theatre
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Show Description:

Join the CJO for a “supreme” evening with legendary vocalist Mary Wilson as they pay tribute to the famed “Hitsville U.S.A.” label and the artists and songs that exemplified “The Motown Sound.”

Filling the charts with thirty-three Top 40 hits, Mary Wilson lived the life of a star as she, Diana Ross and Florence Ballard became the premier act of Motown and the most successful “girl group” in history. Joined by Byron Stripling & the CJO, this iconic dreamgirl will take center stage to present an evening of classic hits from Motown’s golden era that will have you singing, swaying, and “dancing in the street!”

TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, AUGUST 18!


Maria Schneider

“Big Band Evolution” featuring Maria Schneider

May 1 – 2, 2015

Friday – Saturday, 8:00 p.m.

Artists:
Columbus Jazz Orchestra
Artistic Director, Byron Stripling
Guest Artist: Maria Schneider
Venue:
Southern Theatre
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Show Description:

Grammy Award-winning conductor/arranger/composer Maria Schneider brings her radiant charisma to the stage to lead the CJO in an unforgettable evening of art and jazz.

The music of Maria Schneider has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, and beyond categorization.” Schneider’s music blurs the lines between genres placing her on a very short list of those who have received Grammy Awards in both “jazz” and “classical” categories. Unique funding of her projects has become a hallmark for Schneider through the trend-setting company, ArtistShare, for which she earned three Grammy Awards for her latest fan-funded recording with Dawn Upshaw (Winter Morning Walks).

TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY, AUGUST 18!