A Reflection of the Jazz Academy Summer Camp Programming

By: Rachel Azbell, Jazz Academy Coordinator The past few weeks, Jazz Arts Group hosted three different summer camps: “Jazz Cats” Half-Day Camp, Camp Blues, and the Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop. Dozens of students came through the Jazz Academy for three weeks of intense, fun-filled music-making. The energy I felt in the Academy can be described as vibrant and

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CYJO Visits Jazz St. Louis 2018

By Alexa Brennan, Education and Outreach Coordinator Early this June, Jazz Arts Group had the opportunity to take the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra to perform in St. Louis, Missouri. Throughout the trip, the CYJO performed for audiences in St. Louis and Cincinnati. In addition, our students were able to watch the students in Jazz St. Louis’ JazzU program perform

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Harrison West Jazz Stage Returns for Sixth Season September 9th – September 30th, 2018

 Columbus, OH – The Harrison West Jazz Stage returns for its sixth season September 9 – September 30 at the Harrison Park Gazebo.  Presented by Jazz Arts Group in partnership with Harrison West Society, this series of FREE concerts features local jazz musicians and showcases a wide range of jazz styles over the four concert series. Concerts take place

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2018 PBJ & Jazz Free Summer Concert Series

The FREE PBJ & Jazz summer series is pleased to return to the downtown Topiary Park for its ninth 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, Columbus Metropolitan Library, and the Columbus Museum of Art. PBJ

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4th Floor Fest

CELEBRATE JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH WITH JAZZ ARTS GROUP’S 4TH FLOOR FEST In celebration of April’s Jazz Appreciation Month, Jazz Arts Group is hosting the 4th Floor Fest, a series of programs throughout the month of April designed to inspire people of all backgrounds and ability levels. Programming includes jazz listening parties, performances and discussions for the jazz enthusiast to

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Reflections on JAG’s “We’ve Got Rhythm” Program

This February, Jazz Arts Group completed the third year of the We’ve Got Rhythm program, through the Ohio Arts Council’s Creative Aging Initiative. This initiative has challenged us to create programming that encourages older adults to tap into their creative juices through music. We’ve Got Rhythm is a program that brings a teaching artist, a vocalist, and a pianist into

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