Chief Executive Officer’s Message
We are the Jazz Arts Group
Jazz has the power to uplift and inspire. The Columbus Jazz Orchestra is one of the finest jazz orchestras in the country today under Byron Stripling’s artistic leadership. Our masterful musicians are steeped in jazz tradition and many are ambassadors for Columbus and jazz through their performances at venues around the globe.
We at Jazz Arts Group are proud of all of our performance series for our 46th Anniversary Season for 2018-2019 fiscal year bringing excitement to our audiences, continuing to advance the art of jazz right here in central Ohio through dynamic and integrated programming. These included our Swingin’ with the CJO series at the Southern Theatre, Jazz At The Lincoln Theatre small-ensemble series at the Lincoln Theatre. JazZoo! summer concert series at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and our PBJ & Jazz family concert series at both the Lincoln ballroom and at the Topiary Park.
Our Jazz Academy expanded its class offerings and our Columbus Youth Jazz program continues to develop outstanding young talent. Our Jazz in Schools program impacted nearly 20,000 students this past year with our “All That Jazz” assembly performances at the Southern Theatre reaching over 4,500 students.
If you would like to bring a bit of the Jazz Arts Group’s magic close to home, we provide the area’s finest musicians to perform for corporate events, weddings and parties. Please consider our Affiliate Musicians for your next event.
We look forward to seeing you throughout this season! We welcome your donation to help us bring the jazz experience to our community. Please visit our website at www.jazzartsgroup.org, or call 614-294-5200 to learn how you can deepen your connection to the Jazz Arts Group family.