46th ANNIVERSARY 2018-2019 SEASON

Highlights Include Appearances by Broadway’s Maurice Hines, “Blond Ambition” Tour Veteran Vocalist Niki Haris, Rising Stars Benny Benack III and Lena Seikaly, Windy City Blues Singer & Harmonicist Omar Coleman, NEA Jazz Master Vibraphonist/Drummer Jason Marsalis, Jazz-Funksters The Huntertones, Musical Celebrations Honoring Saxophone Greats from the Capital City, the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, A Collaboration with Opera Columbus and Our Annual Gala Celebration “One Night Only”

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A Magical Trip to Havana, Cuba. May, 2016

Jazz Arts Group (JAG) along with Cuba Rhythm and Views (based out of Tempe, Arizona) embarked on a people to people cultural excursion on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The group of 33 departed from Miami, Florida with participants from Arizona, Florida, and the largest contingency, Columbus, Ohio. Cuba Rhythm and Views has been taking classical conductors to Cuba for cultural

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Taking jazz to a wilder place this summer

This summer, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO) takes jazz to a wilder place with its outdoor concert series, JazZoo!, at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. JazZoo! is presented by the Jazz Arts Group in collaboration with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and is presented by Cardinal Health. The four-concert series returns to the Water’s Edge Events Park at the Columbus Zoo (4850 West Powell Road, Powell) providing a beautiful waterfront setting along the O’Shaughnessy Reservoir.

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Jazz Great Clark Terry’s Life and Legacy Honored

World Premiere Performances October 22-25 are part of “Redefining Tradition: Ellington, Basie & Beyond,” Columbus Jazz Orchestra Season Opener at the Southern Theatre. Program Also Features the Music of Big Band Giants Duke Ellington and Count Basie with Guest Soloists Jazz Violinist Christian Howes, Pianist Dave Powers and Saxophonist Shawn “Thunder” Wallace.

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