PBJ & Jazz
The PBJ & Jazz summer series is pleased to return to the Topiary Park downtown for its fifth season of free outdoor concerts. PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park: Jazz for Kids and Families is a collaborative effort between the Jazz Arts Group, Friends of the Topiary Park, Friends of the Library, and the Columbus Museum of Art.
The summer series kicks off on Saturday, June 8 with the Dan White Sextet. Other series highlights include the Kristen Eubanks Band (July 13); the Bobby Floyd Trio with Bobbi Townes (August 10); and Minan-Dya (September 14).
PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are hosted by former Columbus Music Hall owner and retired music educator Rebecca Ogden – and are a great introduction to live music for the youngest audience member.
“It has been so much fun over the years to work with great musicians playing real live jazz for kids and their families,” states Ogden. “Every concert is a treat. I am delighted that PBJ & Jazz has a life after the Columbus Music Hall!”
- Rebecca Ogden
PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park concerts are free and follow family storytime at 11:00 AM at the Main Library. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket. The noon concert will conclude with a hands-on art activity, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, presented by the Columbus Museum of Art. The Topiary Park is located at 480 E. Town Street in downtown Columbus. In the event of rain, concerts and art activities will be held inside the Main Library at 96 S. Grant Avenue. Call 614-294-5200 for more information.
PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park: Jazz for Kids and Families is presented by Friends of the Topiary Park and sponsored by the Discovery Special Improvement District, the Jennifer Michel Keefer Memorial Fund at The Columbus Foundation, and Friends of the Library. In-kind support is provided by Columbus Recreation and Parks and the Discovery Special Improvement District. Exclusive media support is provided by WCBE 90.5 FM.