Who We Are
The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is America’s premier not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to producing, performing and promoting jazz. Our mission is to advance and celebrate the art of jazz through performance and education. The Jazz Arts Group (JAG) divides its resources among two areas: performance and education.
JAG Performances include the Swingin’ With The CJO series at the Southern Theatre, JazZoo at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Jazz Arts Group Presents at the Lincoln Theatre, Copious-Notes and Shadoebox Live, and the PBJ & Jazz family jazz series at the Lincoln Ballroom and Topiary Park.
The Jazz Arts Group believes in the power of music to transform lives and is committed to offering lifelong-learning opportunities for individuals of all ages, interests, backgrounds and abilities. JAG achieves this with our JAG Education & Community programs and through our Jazz Academy activities.
Our Affiliate Musicians program continues to work with area musicians on professional development and performing opportunities for Columbus jazz musicians.