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PBJ & Jazz Concert Series featuring the Jailynn Lake-Noel Quartet

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

The Jazz Arts Group is pleased to present the 8th summer season of its free PBJ & Jazz Concert Series, hour-long interactive concerts for kids and families, at the Topiary Park (480 E Town Street) and the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (96 South Grant Avenue) in downtown Columbus.   Award-winning bassist for the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra,

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PBJ & Jazz Concert Series featuring the Bobby Floyd Trio with Byron Stripling

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

The Jazz Arts Group is pleased to present the 8th summer season of its free PBJ & Jazz Concert Series, hour-long interactive concerts for kids and families, at the Topiary Park (480 E Town Street) and the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (96 South Grant Avenue) in downtown Columbus.   The third PBJ & Jazz concert on the

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PBJ & Jazz Concert Series featuring Kelly McLennan

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

The Jazz Arts Group is pleased to present the 8th summer season of its free PBJ & Jazz Concert Series, hour-long interactive concerts for kids and families, at the Topiary Park (480 E Town Street) and the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (96 South Grant Avenue) in downtown Columbus.   The final offering on the series takes place

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PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park with Byron Stripling & The Bobby Floyd Trio

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park concerts are free and follow family story time at 11 a.m. in the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan 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 p.m., presented by the Columbus Museum of Art. The

PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park with Bright Moments Quintet

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

The Bright Moments Quintet is led Dayton-area saxophonist and educator Bill Burns who is joined by a band of first-call Dayton/Cincinnati musicians (Felita LaRock, vocals; Brian Cashwell, piano; Chris Berg, bass; and Jim Leslie, drums). Their 2016 CD release, “Jazz Advice”, is a wonderful resource for children and families to learn about jazz and Ohio history through music, and their

PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park with Liz Woolley

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

The Liz Woolley Band is a quintet featuring the original music of singer/songwriter Liz Woolley as well as the arranging and musical talents of guitarist Dennis Hodges, vibraphonist Dylan Bram, bassist John Allen, and drummer Brian Ellerman. The band originated as Liz Woolley’s solo project in the winter of 2012, and later evolved into The Liz Woolley Band after the

PBJ & Jazz at Topiary Park with ZC7: Latin Jazz Experience

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Drummer Zach Compston leads an all-star lineup of Columbus jazz favorites, including CJO musicians Pete Mills and Ryan Hamilton, in a performance of Latin Jazz songs that will have you dancing and grooving along! Take a musical journey to Cuba, Brazil, New York City and beyond with the music of Tito Puente, Poncho Sanchez, Horace Silver and other Latin-inspired jazz

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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