The Jazz Academy Jam Sessions are a community-focused, curated jam session series held the second Tuesday of each month in the Jazz Academy October 2022-May 2023. Jazz musicians of all ages and experience levels are invited to participate in the jam. Each session will have a theme with a list of tunes that will be drawn from.
Ricky Riccardi sits down to answer your questions about his experiences and knowledge as the foremost expert on Louis Armstrong. Grammy award-winning Ricky Riccardi is currently the Director of Research Collections at the Louis Armstrong House and has given lectures on Armstrong worldwide. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in
Come out and see our flagship youth jazz ensemble, the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra (CYJO), under the direction of Mark Donavan, open for the Columbus Jazz Orchestra on their Sunday matinee. The orchestra's talented high school musicians further their experience in America's classical music through a 30-week session during the school year and performances at the Southern Theatre and
The Columbus Youth Jazz program's annual Swing Sunday event returns for the 2022-2023 season! This year, Swing Sunday will serve as the premiere event for all four Youth Jazz big bands. - Columbus Youth Jazz Workshop (Zach Compston, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Ensemble (Jessica Sneeringer, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Studio (Ryan Hamilton, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra