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Inside Track

Inside TrackJAG’s newest performance series, Inside Track, continues to offer audiences the best in contemporary music, small ensembles and up-and-coming performers at the historic Lincoln Theatre. Starting with the 2015-2016 season, the series will expand to include performances at Columbus’ newest live music venue, Notes, located in the Brewery District.  We believe the best way to experience music is live, where you can feel the beat in your body and witness the heart and soul that goes into its creation. As we prepare for the next Inside Track series, we look forward to giving music lovers from all walks of life the chance to stretch their ears and stretch themselves. With performers from every corner of the musical landscape, our next season will attract diverse audiences and entertain listeners of all ages. It’s music like you’ve never heard it before.


Shine On: The Universe of John Lennon featuring Michael Occhipinti

Series Sponsors:
State Auto, Sequent
Concert Sponsor:
Fahn & Denny Tishkoff
Date/Time:
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 8pm
Artists:
Michael Occhipinti and Shine On
Venue
Lincoln Theatre – 769 E. Long St. Columbus, OH 43203 (Map/Directions)

Show Description:

The iconic songs of John Lennon and The Beatles are now re-imagined for The New Jazz Age by Michel Occhipini and his band, Shine On. Boasting over 20 JUNO Award (Canada’s Grammy Awards), Shine On began their journey together in a critically acclaimed concert marking the 30th Anniversary of John Lennon’s passing. Tracing an arc from The Beatles’ albums such as Revolver and Rubber Soul to Lennon’s late masterpieces, Shine On crosses all genres in a joyfully expansive tribute unlike any other. You already love these hits, and you’ll love to sing along with the velvety voice of Elizabeth Shepherd of Shine On, as they illuminate The Universe of John Lennon.

FREE – OFFSTAGE AT THE JAZZ ACADEMY COMPANION WORKSHOP: Saturday, September 19, 2:00 p.m. 

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Grace Kelly

Series Sponsors:
State Auto, Sequent
Concert Sponsor:
Fahn & Denny Tishkoff
Saturday January 30, 2016
Two Sets: 7:30 & 9:30pm
Artists:
Grace Kelly Band
Venue
Notes – 520 S. High St. Columbus, OH 43215 (Map/Directions)

Show Description:

23 Year-old saxophonist/vocalist Grace Kelly is an artist for jazz lovers and for lovers of great music, period!  Recording her first album at 12 years-old and spending the next decade performing over 600 concerts world-wide, she has emerged as one of the most influential female jazz musicians on the planet. Kelly was voted “Best Jazz Act” in Boston for four consecutive years, and graced the stage at President Obama’s Inauguration Celebration.

Her saxophone prowess has captivated jazz elders such as Phil Woods and Lee Konitz, both of whom have recorded with her. Recently, Kelly’s vocal talents fueled her genre-defying popularity on the feel-good single, “Sweet Sweet Baby,” which peaked at #10 on the Billboard Magazine “Smooth Jazz” charts. Grace Kelly is a star in The New Jazz Age and we can’t wait to show you why.

FREE – OFFSTAGE AT THE JAZZ ACADEMY COMPANION WORKSHOP: Saturday, January 30, 2:00 p.m. 

Tickets will go on sale soon. For more information on Notes, visit http://www.copiouscolumbus.com/new-index/

 


Jeff Hamilton Trio

Series Sponsors:
State Auto, Sequent
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Two Sets: 7:30 & 9:30pm
Artists:
Jeff Hamilton Trio
Venue
Notes – 520 S. High St. Columbus, OH 43215 (Map/Directions)

Show Description:

Known for his work drumming behind legends Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall and Barbra Streisand, Jeff Hamilton brings his trio to their premiere performance at Notes.

Jeff, along with award-winning pianist Tamir Hendelman and bassist Christoph Luty, redefine what an authentic trio in The New Jazz Age can and should be.

FREE – OFFSTAGE AT THE JAZZ ACADEMY COMPANION WORKSHOP: Saturday, March 5, 2:00 p.m. 

Tickets will go on sale soon. For more information on Notes, visit http://www.copiouscolumbus.com/new-index/

 


Celebrating 25 Years of The Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra (CYJO) featuring The Aaron Diehl Trio

Series Sponsors:
State Auto, Sequent
Date/Time:
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 8pm
Artists:
Aaron Diehl Trio
Venue
Lincoln Theatre – 769 E. Long St. Columbus, OH 43203(Map/Directions)

Show Description:

Columbus native Aaron Diehl represents the past, present and future of jazz on the world stage. He is hailed by the New York Times as “a smart young pianist with a fastidious grasp of Jazz traditions.” Diehl, a Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra alum and the first Hank Marr High School Jazz Award winner, returns to the Lincoln Theatre with his trio in a performance that is uniquely “Columbus” – a celebation of the 25th anniversary of the CYJO. Aaron and his trio will light up this Inside Track showcase, then join an all-star cast of CYJO members and special guests in a show-stopping finale. This pairing of past and present will give you the ultimate glimpse of the next 25 years of The New Jazz Age in Columbus and beyond.

FREE – OFFSTAGE AT THE JAZZ ACADEMY COMPANION WORKSHOP: Saturday, April 23, 2:00 p.m. 

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