Concert Sponsorships

Jazz Arts Group (JAG) welcomes the financial support of all sizes of businesses. Opportunities include sponsorships of concerts, guest artists, concert series, recordings, commissions, arrangements, and world premiere performances.

With over 2,000 subscribers and over 8,000 single ticket buyers, the Jazz Arts Group can claim the most loyal and well attended of all the performance arts organizations in central Ohio. Leading Columbus-area businesses such as Grange Insurance, The Westin Columbus, State Auto Group, US Bank, Sequent, and Plante Moran all sponsor our concert series. Benefits include significant media exposure in print, radio and television; social networks updates and blogs; strategically placed signs and posters; email blasts to over 8,000 email addresses; inclusion in our season playbill which is placed in the hands of over 10,000 area residents; courtesy vouchers for your employees; and much more. Placement of your name with our concerts can guarantee tens of thousands of media hits! Prices for sponsorship range from $5,000 to $25,000.For more information, please contact Press Southworth III, Executive Director,, 614.294.5200 x 102.

General Operating Support

For every organization that performs smoothly, there is an inside mechanism that supports and ensures the organization’s success. This inside group includes administration, finance, marketing, development and sales. To help support these functions of the Jazz Arts Group, general operating grants are needed. Grants vary in size and are often acquired through a competitive process at the corporation’s foundation or community philanthropy division. The staff at JAG is very willing to work within your corporate giving structure.

Matching Gifts

Many businesses and corporations provide matching gifts for employees who contribute to the Jazz Arts Group. Donors can double and sometimes triple the amount of their gift by encouraging their employers to participate in this program. JAG acknowledges the following companies for their Matching Gifts Programs: Cardinal Health, The McGraw-Hill Companies, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Merrill Lynch Matching Gifts Program, AT&T Foundation, The Prudential Foundation, Verizon Foundation and Wolfe Associates, Inc.