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GERSHWIN, BERLIN & BEYOND

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus

Legendary songs from America’s greatest songwriters with up-and-coming saxophonist Patrick Bartley, Jr. and CJO favorite and rising jazz vocalist

$10 – $68

PBJ & Jazz feat Bobby Floyd

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Every city has its own jazz sound, and for Columbus, it’s undoubtedly the sound of the B3 organ and the tenor saxophone. Star organist Bobby Floyd and his band will tell a musical story about two legends of the B3/Tenor combination from Columbus, the late Hank Marr and Gene Walker. From opening for the Beatles at Shea Stadium to making

PBJ & Jazz feat Mary McClendon

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Every jazz lover knows about the “First Lady of Song”, Ella Fitzgerald. In this concert, we will shine the musical spotlight on Columbus’ own vocal jazz legend, Mary McClendon, in this celebration of the music and life of Ella Fitzgerald. Mary and her band will have the audience swinging and singing along during this exciting performance.   PBJ & Jazz

Gospel, Blues & Rock & Roll

Lincoln Theatre + Online 769 East Long Street, Columbus

Spirituals and gospel music gave birth to and directly influenced the creation of soul and rock and roll. The Columbus Jazz Orchestra shines the light on the great music and artists who mesmerized generations and changed music forever from Elvis and Marvin Gaye to the sounds of Philadelphia and the Motor City.

$15 – $40

CYJ Information Session & Workshop

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Whether you are new to the Youth Jazz program, a seasoned veteran, or have only been a part of our online rehearsals, we invite you to join us on August 5th for a full rundown of what to expect as we return to in-person music making this fall.   In this information session, you will learn about our big bands

Big Band Bash

Lincoln Theatre + Online 769 East Long Street, Columbus

Together again, together at last! A comeback celebration with many of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra’s favorite players and favorite hits -- from jazz standards to fresh new versions of classic tunes featuring British-born vocalist Helen Welch.

$15 – $40

Jazz Academy Vocal Workshop

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Do you sing in choir, musical theatre, play an instrument or simply LOVE to sing? The Jazz Academy is here to bring out your inner voice! The Jazz Academy Vocal Workshop is a week-long in-person workshop will provide vocalists the opportunity to explore the ins and outs of jazz singing, including style, improvisation and vocal technique through a series of masterclasses, listening

$125

Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop: Week Four

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

The Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop is back in-person for 2021! Join us for 1-4 weeks of music-making, where we will play jazz together in small, socially-distanced combos. You will have the opportunity to play alongside your peers in a band led by one of our renowned teaching artists. Areas of focus include: – How to learn a jazz song

$125

Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop: Week Three

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

The Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop is back in-person for 2021! Join us for 1-4 weeks of music-making, where we will play jazz together in small, socially-distanced combos. You will have the opportunity to play alongside your peers in a band led by one of our renowned teaching artists. Areas of focus include: – How to learn a jazz song

$125

PBJ & Jazz feat Cedric Easton

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Cedric Easton is one of Columbus’ most dynamic and exciting drummers, known for his passion for all things drumming! In this concert, he and his band will draft a musical letter to iconic jazz drummer, Art Blakey, whose explosive drumming can be heard on countless recordings with his band, the Jazz Messengers.   PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long

Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop: Week Two

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

The Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop is back in-person for 2021! Join us for 1-4 weeks of music-making, where we will play jazz together in small, socially-distanced combos. You will have the opportunity to play alongside your peers in a band led by one of our renowned teaching artists. Areas of focus include: – How to learn a jazz song

$125

Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop: Week One

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

The Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop is back in-person for 2021! Join us for 1-4 weeks of music-making, where we will play jazz together in small, socially-distanced combos. You will have the opportunity to play alongside your peers in a band led by one of our renowned teaching artists. Areas of focus include: – How to learn a jazz song

$125

Jerome Jennings Solidarity

Lincoln Theatre + Online 769 East Long Street, Columbus

With his second album release, “Solidarity,” Cleveland-born, Juilliard-trained drummer/composer Jerome Jennings explores resistance and resilience through the prisms of Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and LGBTQ rights. There are musical homages to activists and freedom fighters such as Audra Lorde, Marsha P. Johnson, Marielle Franco, Recy Taylor and more in this deeply affecting evening of new jazz.

$15 – $50

PBJ & Jazz: Cedric Easton & Circle of Friends

Club Lincoln 769 E Long Street, Columbus

This highly anticipated concert has been postponed and will be rescheduled in spring of 2021 as a part of this season’s PBJ & Jazz lineup.    All JAG TV packages which include the PBJ & Jazz series will include this rescheduled concert. -- In this PBJ & Jazz Concert, Cedric Easton & Circle of Friends celebrate the role of the

$5

Come on Get Happy – The CJO Swings the Great American Songbook

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus

Byron Stripling and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra conclude the season with veteran vocalist Phil Clark and rising jazz singers Rachel Azbell and Sydney McSweeney performing a hit parade of tunes from America’s greatest songwriters.

$25 – $90

Bird Lives! A Celebration of Charlie Parker at 100 featuring Alexa Tarantino

Lincoln Theatre + Online 769 East Long Street, Columbus

This original production curated by Columbus Jazz Orchestra saxophonist Pete Mills, celebrates the centennial of saxophone great Charlie Parker and his impact on jazz today. Rising star saxophonist Alexa Tarantino is joined by members of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra saxophone section, a string ensemble and an all-star rhythm section. Included in the concert is music from the classic Grammy Hall of Fame recording, “Charlie Parker with Strings.”

$15 – $50

PBJ & Jazz: New Basics Brass Band

Club Lincoln 769 E Long Street, Columbus

A staple of the PBJ & Jazz series, NBBB brings you the sound of New Orleans mixed with funk and soul like no other band in town! From their iconic “Diddies for Kiddies” album, to unique renditions of jazz favorites, every song they play is full of energy and excitement.

$5

JAZZ AND THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM with BYRON STRIPLING & MICHELLE ALEXANDER

Jazz and The Struggle for Freedom is a concert with conversation presented by PNC Arts Alive and the Jazz Arts Group. Columbus Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director Byron Stripling will lead a top-flight rhythm section and singers, as well as a conversation with Michelle Alexander.

‘70s Jazz & Pop Hits

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus

Gas lines, Watergate and the breakup of the Beatles. Who can forget the ’70? So break out the tie-dye and bellbottoms, the shag and mullet, ‘cause we’re swinging ‘70s Jazz & Pop Hits with the Jazz Arts Group All-Stars and Columbus’ favorite piano man, Dave Powers.

$25 – $90

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

The world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis comes to Columbus for one performance only Monday, March 8 at 8 p.m. This FREE event will be live streamed from the historic Lincoln Theatre via JAG TV.

Speakeasy Hot Jazz

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus

Speakeasy Hot Jazz was cancelled on opening night last season due to COVID, so we’re bringing back the talented young trumpeter/vocalist Tony Glausi with the Jazz Arts Group All-Star Band to explore music from the era that brought us “The Charleston,” flappers, bootleg liquor, G-Men and red hot jazz.

$25 – $90

PBJ & Jazz: Sydney McSweeney

Club Lincoln 769 E Long Street, Columbus

Vocalist Sydney McSweeney has taken central Ohio by storm over the past year with her dynamic, “do-it-all” voice. In this can’t miss PBJ & Jazz, the kids will be bouncing and tapping their toes while the adults sit back and marvel at Sydney’s one-of-a-kind style!

$5

PBJ & Jazz: Chris Andrews

Club Lincoln 769 E Long Street, Columbus

Speakeasy Hot Jazz was cancelled on opening night last season due to COVID, so we’re bringing back the talented young trumpeter/vocalist Tony Glausi with the Jazz Arts Group All-Star Band to explore music from the era that brought us “The Charleston,” flappers, bootleg liquor, G-Men and red hot jazz.

$5

Melissa Aldana Quartet

Lincoln Theatre + Online 769 East Long Street, Columbus

Live-streamed and recorded for on-demand playback Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 8 p.m. (Limited in-theatre seating available at www.CBUSArts.com) On-Demand viewing on www.JAG.tv: Sunday, January 3 – Sunday, January 10, 2021 Chilean-born, Grammy-nominated saxophonist Melissa Aldana brings her quartet to the Lincoln Theatre following the April 2020 concert postponement due to COVID. The globe-trotting, in-demand young jazz star kicks off

$15 – $50

Home for the Holidays

Online

Performed and recorded live Friday, December 25, 2020 at 8 p.m. On-Demand viewing on www.JAG.tv: Friday December 25, 2020 – Sunday, January 3, 2021 The Columbus Jazz Orchestra led by Byron Stripling returns to the stage of the Southern Theatre just in time to swing in the holidays with its annual Home for the Holidays concert featuring veteran Columbus songbird

$25

PBJ & Jazz: Rachel Azbell Quintet

Club Lincoln 769 E Long Street, Columbus

Get into the holiday spirit with music inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra & Billie Holiday. Leading a quintet of trailblazing women in jazz from around Ohio, vocalist Rachel Azbell showcases your holiday favorites performed in her uniquely swinging and infectious style. To learn more about Rachel, visit her website at rachelazbell.com. All PBJ & Jazz concerts can

$5

Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O

Lincoln Theatre + Online 769 East Long Street, Columbus

Performed and recorded live Thursday December 17, 2020 at 8 p.m. (Limited in-theatre seating available at www.CBUSArts.com) On-Demand viewing on www.JAG.tv: Friday, December 18 – Sunday, December 27, 2020 A hit on NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts, jazz drummer Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O takes a unique approach to holiday chestnuts – sometimes roasting them with tender sentiment, other times cracking them

$15 – $50

One Night Only

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus

One Night Only is Jazz Arts Group's annual fundraising gala. Each year we gather to listen to our favorite musicians and raise money to support the programs that teach the history, forms, and art of jazz to tens of thousands of students in central Ohio. This year, One Night Only is a free, virtual event, and you're invited. Join us

Free

Columbus Youth Jazz Fall 2020 Information Session

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus

Whether you are new to the Youth Jazz program or are just curious about what this new online semester will look like, we invite you to join us on September 6th for a full run down of what to expect for the Fall 2020 semester of Columbus Youth Jazz. In this information session, you will learn about all the incredible

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Jazz Academy Vocal Workshop

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus

Led By: Rachel Azbell and Special Guests Dates: Monday – Friday, August 3-7 Times: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Register by: Friday, July 31stFor middle and high schools students interested in developing their jazz voice, no experience necessary. The cost for this program is “Pay What You Can”. In these times, we understand how the current pandemic could be creating

$125
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Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus

Led By: Zach Compston, Mark Donavan and Special Guests Dates: Monday – Friday, July 27 - 31 Times: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Register by: Friday, July 24thFor students with a minimum of 2 years of experience on their instrument – saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and vocals. The cost for this program is “Pay What You Can”. In

$125

PBJ & Jazz: Mary McClendon

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus

As a part of the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Summer Reading Challenge and along with the Columbus Museum of Art, Jazz Arts Group of Columbus is proud to present a virtual season of PBJ & Jazz this summer.   PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park is a family-favorite summer series that has moved children in Columbus to dance, sing, and

Free

Tunes on Tuesdays

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus

Ever wonder what the musicians in the Columbus Jazz Orchestra listen to when they’re not playing at the Southern Theatre? What music gets their toes tappin’ and fingers snappin’? Tuesdays at 1:00 is your chance to find out. Each week will have a different musician from the CJO walking you through their favorite playlist and sharing the ins and outs

Masterclass Mondays

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus

Dynamics, form, stylistic choices - drumming is so much more than just keeping time. Bob Breithaupt, drummer in the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, leads us through his approach to sharpening your drum set skills in a step-by-step method that is effective for both students and teachers.   On Masterclass Mondays, Jazz Academy teaching artists will give you tips and inspiration for

Tunes on Tuesdays

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus

Ever wonder what the musicians in the Columbus Jazz Orchestra listen to when they’re not playing at the Southern Theatre? What music gets their toes tappin’ and fingers snappin’? Tuesdays at 1:00 is your chance to find out. Each week will have a different musician from the CJO walking you through their favorite playlist and sharing the ins and outs

Masterclass Mondays

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus

Improvisation is so much more than “making it up on the spot.” On Monday, June 22nd, Columbus Youth Jazz Artistic Director, Mark Donavan, will show you his method to creating an effective and creative solo, along with tips and tricks to find your voice through your instrument.   On Masterclass Mondays, Jazz Academy teaching artists will give you tips and

PBJ & Jazz: Waves de Ache

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus

The premiere for Saturday, June 20th, can be found at this link: https://www.facebook.com/thejazzacademy/posts/10158345165479259   As a part of the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Summer Reading Challenge and along with the Columbus Museum of Art, Jazz Arts Group of Columbus is proud to present a virtual season of PBJ & Jazz this summer.   PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park is

Free

Tunes on Tuesdays

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus

Ever wonder what the musicians in the Columbus Jazz Orchestra listen to when they’re not playing at the Southern Theatre? What music gets their toes tappin’ and fingers snappin’? Tuesdays at 1:00 is your chance to find out. Each week will have a different musician from the CJO walking you through their favorite playlist and sharing the ins and outs

Masterclass Mondays

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus

Looking to improve your jazz skills for next school year? Looking for new ways to freshen up your practice routine? Youth Jazz Teaching Artists Jess Sneeringer and Bryan Olsheski break down some tips to consider for your next practice session.   On Masterclass Mondays, Jazz Academy teaching artists will give you tips and inspiration for your summer music practice. With

Tunes on Tuesdays

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus

Ever wonder what the musicians in the Columbus Jazz Orchestra listen to when they’re not playing at the Southern Theatre? What music gets their toes tappin’ and fingers snappin’? Tuesdays at 1:00 is your chance to find out. Each week will have a different musician from the CJO walking you through their favorite playlist and sharing the ins and outs

Masterclass Mondays

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus

For any musician struggling to stay motivated in your music-making right now, join us on Monday, June 8th, to get first-hand advice from the Huntertones. What keeps them moving forward and encourages them to practice? How can you apply their tips to your own music?   On Masterclass Mondays, Jazz Academy teaching artists will give you tips and inspiration for

Columbus Youth Jazz Audition Workshop

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus

In an effort to ensure that all our students and their families remain safe and healthy, the 2020-21 Columbus Youth Jazz auditions have been rescheduled to the weekend of September 5-6. In the meantime, join us for a free virtual workshop on May 3rd at 4pm, where we will give you everything you need to know about the audition process.

POSTPONED: 4th Floor Live: Sanctuary

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Due to the effects of COVID-19, this event has been postponed... read more What better way to spend Jazz Appreciation Day than at 4th Floor Live? SANCTUARY is a dynamic supergroup of Columbus musicians that pays homage to the "electric" period of Miles Davis. Led by drummer Tony McClung, the band has played once/twice a year since 2013 and the

Free

POSTPONED: Offstage at the Academy: Ty Taylor

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Due to the effects of COVID-19, this event has been postponed... read more   Don't miss your last chance of the season to ask CJO guest artists your burning questions as we sit down with Ty Taylor. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and open environment.

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POSTPONED: Soul Time Machine: From Cab Calloway to Little Richard

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus

The Columbus Jazz Orchestra concludes its 2019-2020 season with Soul Time Machine: From Cab Calloway to Little Richard featuring Ty Taylor, lead singer of the Los Angeles-based soul/rock band Vintage Trouble.

$13.5 – $71.5

POSTPONED: 4th Floor Live

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Due to the current global climate and state guidelines regarding COVID-19, this event will be postponed... read more About the Series: 4th Floor Live provides artists with a platform for creativity while providing curious listeners the intimate experience they want. The 4th Floor of the historic Lincoln Theatre becomes a true listening room where artists and audiences can share live

Free

POSTPONED: Melissa Aldana Quartet

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

In 2013, Chilean-born saxophonist Melissa Aldana made history and shattered jazz’s glass ceiling when she became the first female instrumentalist and the first South American ever to win the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition.

$20
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Offstage LIVE: Streaming on Facebook

Online

About the Series:   Offstage LIVE is a series built to serve our Jazz Arts Group family as we all #StayAtHome. During this series, you will see your favorite musicians, listen to incredible music, and be able to jump in on the conversation with your own questions and comments from the comfort and safety of home.  Join us each Thursday

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POSTPONED: PBJ & Jazz with Waves de Ache

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Due to the current global climate and state guidelines regarding COVID-19, this event will be postponed. Please check back here for more information. Waves de Ache combines the sounds of Cuban music with funk and jazz to create a blend like no other in Columbus. You will learn how Latin and jazz rhythms unite to make you want to stand

$5

POSTPONED: 4th floor Live: Sydney McSweeney

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Due to the current global climate and state guidelines regarding COVID-19, this event will be postponed. Please check back here for more information. Sydney McSweeney is a Jazz vocalist from Columbus Ohio. Her vocal style is influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and many more. She also finds inspiration through the many talented musicians and

Free

Offstage at the Academy: Ian Finkel and Tony Glausi

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Ian Finkel and Tony Glausi sit down to answer your questions during their four night run of shows with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and open environment. You, the audience, will be led in a captivating discussion with our guest artists

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Speakeasy Hot Jazz

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus

“Whisper! Speak easy. The police are watching!” warned one Pittsburgh newspaper when describing speakeasies, the illicit, hole-in-the-wall, unlicensed bars that sprang up in many of America’s big cities during prohibition.

$13.5 – $71.5

4th Floor Live: Kevin Turner

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Kevin began playing guitar at the age of 9. He was trained as a jazz guitarist but spent an equal amount of time playing in the pop genre. Kevin has performed, recorded and/or toured alongside a number of artists including Diane Schuur, Destiny’s Child, Dr. John, and Lalah Hathaway. He currently tours and records

Free

Offstage at the Academy: Bria Skonberg

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Bria Skonberg sits down to answer your questions about her experiences as a successful trumpeter/vocalist and her time on stage with the CJO. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and open environment. You, the audience, will be led in a captivating discussion with our guest artists

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Modern Romance

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus

New York Times jazz critic Nate Chinen described trumpeter/vocalist/composer Bria Skonberg as having become “the shining hope of hot jazz on the strength of a clarion trumpet style indebted to Louis Armstrong, a smooth purr of a singing voice inspired by Anita O’Day, and the wholesome glow of youth.”

$13.5 – $71.5

Ariel Pocock Quartet

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

AXS.com calls pianist/singer/composer Ariel Pocock “the real deal, a blazing combination of chops, stunning original artistry, and hidden emotional depth.” Whether re-harmonizing the Great American Songbook, dancing on Brazilian turf, or tapping into the music of modern pop masters, she remains a riveting presence.

$20
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PBJ & Jazz with Sydney McSweeney

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Rising vocal sensation Sydney McSweeney takes a fresh approach to jazz with her wide-ranging voice and one-of-a-kind style. Her ability to inspire audiences of all ages is the perfect fit for PBJ & Jazz - you won’t want the music to stop! PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting. PBJ and Jazz artists are known for

$5

4th Floor Live: Stan Smith & Alex Burgoyne Quartet

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Alex Burgoyne and his quartet, featuring Stan Smith, Phil Maneri, and Ryan Folger is a group focused on the freedom of open forms and improvisation. Drawing from influences like Paul Motian and Ornette Coleman, as well as great guitarist composers from the fusion era, Alex and his band express a wide range of musical emotions, from soft and introspective to

Free

4th Floor Live: Joey Skoch

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Cleveland native Joey Skoch leads his piano trio for an evening of stellar jazz at 4th Floor Live. The trio features Chicago-based musicians Dennis Carroll and Neil Hemphill, both of whom are known for their work with master guitarist Bobby Broom. The great song, from Berlin to McCartney, becomes their canvas as they strive for the nexus of individual expression

Free
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PBJ & Jazz with New Basics Brass Band

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Very few bands can capture the spirit of New Orleans jazz, bluegrass, rock and funk with as much fun-loving energy as the New Basics Brass Band. Their songs for kids are loved by all ages. You’ll be singing along, tapping your toes and moving to the powerful sounds of the NBBB! PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians

$5

Swingin’ in the New Year

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Columbus Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director Byron Stripling steps into the spotlight singing, swinging and playing trumpet with his quartet in Swingin’ in the New Year. An audience favorite, the concert sold out when it was presented in 2016 and 2017.

$20
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PBJ & Jazz with CJO All-Stars: Songs of the Season

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Soul Revival brings the classic sounds of R&B and soul and blends them with jazz to create music with undeniable groove. You won’t be able to sit still when Soul Revival takes the stage! PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting. PBJ and Jazz artists are known for their ability to captivate audiences of all ages,

$5

Offstage at the Academy: Nicki Parrott & Z.F. Taylor

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Visit with Nicki Parrott and Z.F. Taylor after seeing them on stage with the CJO in this FREE opportunity to ask your burning questions. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and open environment. You, the audience, will be led in a captivating discussion with our guest

Free
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Home for the Holidays

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus

featuring Nicki Parrott and Z.F. Taylor Guest artists: Nicki Parrott (vocalist/bassist), Z.F. Taylor (vocalist) Tickets: $68, $60, $54, $50, $25, $10 (plus a $3.50 per ticket CAPA facility fee) Subscriptions are on sale now at the CBUSArts Ticket Center (39 East State Street). Single tickets go on sale Monday, August 12 at the CBUSArts Ticket Center (39 East State Street), all

$13.5 – $71.5

Swing Sunday

Snowden Gray Mansion 530 East Town Street, Columbus

The Columbus Youth Jazz program's annual Swing Sunday event returns for the 2019-2020 season! This year, Swing Sunday will serve as the premiere event for all four Youth Jazz big bands. - Columbus Youth Jazz Workshop (Zach Compston, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Ensemble (Jessica Sneeringer, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Studio (Ryan Hamilton, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra

Amizade: An Evening with Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

In Portuguese, the word amizade means friendship. The remarkable musical friendship between virtuoso Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo and clarinet master Ken Peplowski takes center stage as the opening concert on the Jazz Arts Group’s 2019-2020 Jazz at the Lincoln Theatre concert series.

$20
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PBJ & Jazz with Soul Revival

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Soul Revival brings the classic sounds of R&B and soul and blends them with jazz to create music with undeniable groove. You won’t be able to sit still when Soul Revival takes the stage! PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting. PBJ and Jazz artists are known for their ability to captivate audiences of all ages,

$5

Offstage at the Academy: John Clayton, Benny Green, & Jeff Hamilton

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

John Clayton, Benny Green, and Jeff Hamilton are coming to the Jazz Academy to answer your questions! Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and open environment. You, the audience, will be led in a captivating discussion with our guest artists about their music, inspirations, and life

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The Greatest Jazz Concert in the World

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus

featuring Byron Stripling and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra at the Southern Theatre The Greatest Jazz Concert in the World featuring John Clayton, Benny Green and Jeff Hamilton The Southern Theatre (21 East Main Street, Columbus) Guest artists: John Clayton (Grammy-winning bassist/composer/arranger), Benny Green (pianist/composer), Jeff Hamilton (drummer) Tickets: $68, $60, $54, $50, $25, $10 (plus a $3.50 per ticket CAPA

$13.5 – $71.5

PBJ & Jazz: Ben Crowder 6

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Ben Crowder 6 is a six-piece horn-driven jazz combo from Columbus, Ohio specializing in the music of pioneering hard-bop jazz greats Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Benny Golson, The Art Farmer Jazztet, Curtis Fuller, Sonny Clark, Horace Silver, and others. The band also performs emotionally-charged, energetic original material inspired by the hard-bop era in jazz. Ben Crowder 6 features some of

Free

PBJ & Jazz: Jazz Daddies feat. Maggie Green

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Led by piano/organ sensation Jon Eshelman, the Jazz Daddies will provide a swinging set of music for kids, featuring vocalist and “Jazz Mommy” Maggie Green. This group is made up of Columbus Jazz musicians who are also parents of children of a variety of ages. Jazz Bear, an oversized stuffed bear that is the PBJ & Jazz mascot, will preside over this fun concert

Free

Smooth Jazz for a Hot Summer Night with Nelson Rangell

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 9990 Riverside Drive,, Powell

The critically acclaimed jazz saxophone and flute virtuoso, Nelson Rangell, joins the CJO for a night of incredible jazz – both cool and hot!Jazziz magazine writes that Nelson Rangell is “an artist of depth, a master of song, and an improviser non pareil.”

$35

Dave Powers & Friends

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 9990 Riverside Drive,, Powell

Columbus’ favorite piano man is joined by the CJO plus his favorite guest performers for a one of a kind al fresco musical party.

$35

PBJ & Jazz: Bobby Floyd Trio feat. Dwight Adams

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear Grammy-nominated keyboardist Bobby Floyd and his Trio along with special guest trumpeter Dwight Adams. These in-demand artists will have you tapping your toes and feeling the beat with their soulful set of live jazz. The Topiary Park is located at 480 East Town Street in downtown Columbus. In the event of rain, all activities will be

Free

Maurice Hines Sings Nat King Cole & Sinatra

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 9990 Riverside Drive,, Powell

In reviewing Maurice Hines’ October 2019 season opener with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra at the Southern Theatre, Columbus Dispatch music reviewer, Peter Tonguette, called Maurice Hines “marvelous beyond words.”

$35

Synergy: A Jazz Trio Performance

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Join us at the Jazz Academy on June 22nd for a performance by Synergy, a live jazz trio featuring Abhik Mazumder, Eli Pace, and Alex Davenport. Abhik (piano), Eli (bass), and Alex (drums) met through Jazz Arts Group’s Columbus Youth Jazz program, where the three of them constituted the rhythm section of the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra during the 2018–19 concert

Free

PBJ & Jazz: Such Sweet Thunder

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Such Sweet Thunder features some of the Midwest’s finest jazz musicians paying loving tribute to the music of Duke Ellington and his musical partner Billy Strayhorn. This project is a labor of love sparked by Ryan Hamilton and Tony Gayle McClung, and brought to life by the fantastic musicians they’ve lined up. The band consists of Ryan Hamilton (trombone and

Free

Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Led By: Zach Compston, Mark Donavan and Special Guests Dates: Monday – Friday, June 3 – 7 Times: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Fee: $325 for returning members, $350 for new participants ($225 for Columbus Youth Jazz members) Register by: Friday, May 24th For students with a minimum of 2 years of experience on their instrument – saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano,

$225 – $350

4th Floor Live: Birdshack

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Birdshack is a trio that plays more than just jazz standards, diving into AC/DC, the Beatles, Hank Williams, and more. Mixing their sound through various Americana style music including jazz, bluegrass, and old country, Birdshack is a one of a kind Columbus treasure that is sure to blow you off your feed. About the Series: 4th Floor Live provides artists

Free

4th Floor Live: Clave, The Heart of American Music

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Waves de Aché will be presenting a concert and masterclass surrounding the different cultures and culmination of rhythms from Latin America and other countries that make modern dance music. Waves de Aché blends salsa and Afro-Cuban rhythms with mid-western American funk, rock and hip-hop, creating music to make both body and mind dance. About the Series: 4th Floor Live provides

Free

Columbus Youth Jazz Final Performance

Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center 546 Jack Gibbs Boulevard, Columbus

Our nationally renowned Columbus Youth Jazz (CYJ) program culminates the 2018-2019 season in a performance at Fort Hayes High School featuring the top four bands. Come see the CYJ Workshop, Ensemble, Studio, and Orchestra showcase the repertoire they have been developing this year and their skills in improvisation and jazz style. This two hour performance is free and open to

Offstage at the Academy with Quan Howell and Shayna Steele

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

In our April show, Gospel and Soul Meet Rock and Roll; and now you get to meet the guests artists who made it happen. Quan Howell and Shayna Steele will be joining us at Offstage at the Jazz Academy to engage in an in depth conversation with you! Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in

Free

Gospel & Soul Meet Rock & Roll

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus

Featuring Quan Howell & Shayna Steele The Columbus Jazz Orchestra concludes its 2018-2019 season with Gospel & Soul Meet Rock & Roll featuring former “Sounds of Blackness” lead vocalist, Quan Howell (a guest artist on the CJO’s 2016-2017 “Soul Session” concerts), alongside Shayna Steele, whose dynamic vocals can be heard on tracks by Moby including his #1 Billboard Dance track,

$18 – $71

4th Floor Live: Anthony Stanco Ensemble

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Born in Southeast Michigan, raised in the Blues and Soul mecca of Detroit, and tutored by the community's finest (Rodney Whitaker, Marcus Belgrave), Stanco joins a generation of jazz musicians that both reveres the roots of the music and energetically seeks its future. With a big, brilliant sound and a fearless command of the horn, Stanco brings to mind such

Free

Huntertones

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music. Their high energy, horn-driven sound features genre bending composition and unconventional covers. Every show is a social experience celebrating the joy of music. The band formed in Columbus, Ohio and is now based in Brooklyn, NY. They’ve performed in over 20 countries worldwide and continue to tour

$21.50

Huntertones Masterclass

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Before performing a SOLD OUT show at the Lincoln Theatre on April 5th, join the Huntertones for a masterclass and discussion about their dynamic, innovative sound and their approach to developing original music and content. Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music. Their high energy, horn-driven sound features genre bending composition and unconventional covers.

PBJ & Jazz with Bobby Floyd Trio featuring Mary McClendon

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting.PBJ and Jazz artists are known for their ability to captivate audiences of all ages, making the series a cornerstone of Jazz Arts Group’s Jazz Academy programming. Parents love this program because “the musicians extremely family friendly,” as reported by a mom this past season. “We loved the approachability

4th Floor Live: Columbus Video Game Ensemble

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

The Columbus Video Game Ensemble is a dynamic group that plays iconic video game songs with a modern blend of funk, hip-hop, R&B and jazz. This four piece ensemble plays imaginiate and spontaneous improvisations on songs from poplar video game franchises such as Super Mario, Sonic, and The Legend of Zelda. Our aim is to entertain concert-goers and gamers alike!

Free

Offstage at the Academy with Joel Frahm and Omar Coleman

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Joel Frahm and Omar Coleman will be joining us at Offstage at the Jazz Academy while in Columbus performing at the March Swingin’ with the CJO show, Nothing But the Blues. Bring your questions and comments to our open discussion and find out what these talented artists are like outside of their extraordinary music careers. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding

Free

Nothing But the Blues

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus

Featuring Omar Coleman and Joel Frahm March madness kicks off with the CJO getting down and dirty in blues country with Nothing But the Blues, featuring windy city blues vocalist and harmonicist Omar Coleman and saxophonist Joel Frahm. Omar Coleman’s performances are rooted in the blues, spiked with R&B urgency, and resonant with deep-soul passion. He has appeared on jazz and

$18 – $71

Columbus Youth Jazz Lab Final Performance

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

For eight weeks, middle and high school students across central Ohio have met to develop their skills as a jazz musician in our Columbus Youth Jazz Lab (CYJL) program. Many of these students joined us in the fall semester as well, showing their dedication to the art of jazz music. The CYJL works to expand each students’ abilities in jazz

The Ellis Marsalis Trio

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Ellis Marsalis, NEA Jazz Master and pianist, educator and patriarch of the first family of New Orleans jazz, brings his trio to the intimate Lincoln Theatre for one performance only as part of the Jazz Arts Group’s new Jazz at the Lincoln Theatre concert series.  Don't miss your chance to see this legendary pianist in a rare concert appearance. Read Ellis Marsalis

$21.50

Swing Sunday

Clintonville Woman's Club 3951 North High Street, Columbus

The Columbus Youth Jazz program returns to the Clintonville Woman's Club for its annual "Swing Sunday" event, showcasing the four distinct ensembles consisting of the finest student musicians in Central Ohio! - Columbus Youth Jazz Workshop (Zach Compston, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Studio (Matt James, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Ensemble (Ryan Hamilton, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra

PBJ & Jazz with Maggie Green Quintet

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting. PBJ and Jazz artists are known for their ability to captivate audiences of all ages, making the series a cornerstone of Jazz Arts Group’s Jazz Academy programming. Parents love this program because “the musicians extremely family friendly,” as reported by a mom this past season. “We loved the approachability

4th Floor Live: Brandon Coleman’s Fourth Kind

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

A new incarnation of his previous projects, Brandon Coleman's Fourth Kind is a modern jazz group focused on interplay, texture, and adventure.  Drawing upon themes from science fiction, late-night AM radio, and personal stories, Fourth Kind plays a repertoire of prog-infused jazz that showcases not only the individuals' musical abilities, but the ability of the group as a whole to shift gears at a

Free

Offstage at the Academy with Benny Benack III and Lena Seikaly

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Join us and be a part of our discussion with the guest artists from Unforgettable Love Songs of Nat King Cole and Others. Offstage at the Jazz Academy this February will feature phenomenal jazz artists, Benny Benack III and Lena Seikaly. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and

Free

Unforgettable: Love Songs of Nat King Cole & Others

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus

Featuring Benny Benack III & Lena Seikaly The CJO provides the romantic soundtrack to the Valentine’s Day weekend with Unforgettable: Love Songs of Nat King Cole & Others, celebrating the centenary of jazz legend Nat King Cole, and featuring two fresh-faced rising stars on the jazz scene, trumpeter-vocalist Benny Benack III, and vocalist Lena Seikaly, an audience favorite at last summer’s

$18 – $71

4th Floor Live: Blastozoa

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus

Blastozoa is a new contemporary trio, putting a different take on old soul, funk, R&B, and rock tunes. Everything from Al Green, Jeff Beck, D'Angelo and many others, this group will be discussing how to create an accessible and fun atmosphere for an audience, while staying true to the music. Join us for live music and in depth discussion at