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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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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New Orleans: The Birthplace of Jazz by Byron Stripling

In many ways the city of New Orleans was a great American experiment. A peek into this small Louisiana town reveals a unique fusion of cultures and traditions. Unlike most American cities where each ethnic group carves out its own turf, the early residents of New Orleans respected and appreciated the music, dance, food, and language of their friends and

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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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