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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 (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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Redefining Tradition: Ellington, Basie & Beyond featuring Christian Howes, Dave Powers and Shawn Wallace

Series Sponsors:
Westin Columbus
Artistic Director Chair Sponsor:
Ann & Tom Hoaglin
October 22-25, 2015
Thursday 7:30pm,
Friday-Saturday 8:00pm,
Sunday 3:00pm
Artists:
Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Artistic Director Byron Stripling, Guest Artists: Christian Howes, Dave Powers and Shawn Wallace
Venue
Southern Theatre (Map/Directions)

Show Description:

Three superstar Columbus soloists join us for a concert that forges a new path for the next level of CJO artistry.

Topping off the show, will be our world premiere of “The Clark Terry Suite,” written and performed in tribute to one of America’s greatest jazz icons and a frequent CJO guest artist, Clark Terry.

FREE – OFFSTAGE AT THE JAZZ ACADEMY: Saturday, October 24, 2:00 p.m. featuring Dave Powers, Christian Howes and Shawn Wallace

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Home for the Holidays featuring Bruce Wermuth and Kelly Crum Delavaris

Series Sponsors:
Westin Columbus
Artistic Director Chair Sponsor:
Ann & Tom Hoaglin
Concert Sponsor:
Grange Insurance
Human Services Partner:
The Salvation Army of Central Ohio
December 2-6, 2015
Wednesday 7:30pm (newly added show),
Thursday 7:30pm,
Friday-Saturday 8:00pm,
Sunday 3:00pm
Artists:
Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Artistic Director Byron Stripling, Guest Artists: Bruce Wermuth, Kelly Crum Delavaris
Venue
Southern Theatre (Map/Directions)

Show Description:

Vocalist Bruce Wermuth’s passionate crooning and Columbus’ favorite female vocalist, Kelly Crum Delavaris, are the perfect pair to warm up your holiday season!

This year’s annual “Home for the Holidays” concert will be bursting with yuletide gladness and is guaranteed to leave you “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree.”

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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 – 769 E. Long St (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. 

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Sammy, Dean, & A Little Bit of Frank featuring John Fredo and Ted Levy

Series Sponsors:
Westin Columbus
Artistic Director Chair Sponsor:
Ann & Tom Hoaglin
Concert Sponsor:
US Bank
February 3-7, 2016
Wednesday 7:30pm (Newly Added Show),
Thursday 7:30pm,
Friday-Saturday 8:00pm,
Sunday 3:00pm
Artists:
Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Artistic Director Byron Stripling, Guest Artists: John Fredo, Ted Levy
Venue
Southern Theatre (Map/Directions)

Show Description:

“Rat Pack” stars Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin’s amazing talents were only surpassed by their spontaneous, outlandish humor.

In that spirit, the CJO welcomes Emmy Award-winner and Tony-nominated tap dancer Ted Levy, and stylish crooner John Fredo. This thrilling song-and-dance team will have you screaming “The Rat Pack is Back!”

FREE – OFFSTAGE AT THE JAZZ ACADEMY: Saturday, February 6, 2:00 p.m. featuring Dave Powers, Christian Howes and Shawn Wallace

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Jeff Hamilton Trio

Series Sponsors:
State Auto, Sequent
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Two Sets: 7:30 & 9:30pm
Artists:
Jeff Hamilton Trio
Venue
Notes – 769 E. Long St (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. 

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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:
Helping Hands Center
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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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 (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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