Signature Programming

Columbus Youth Jazz

Join one of four big bands, including the renowned Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra, or a host of jazz combos designed to spark your creativity. Play or sing with the band and take the stage to discover and develop your musical voice through jazz. The Columbus Youth Jazz program for 7-12 grade musicians has been swinging for nearly 30 years and is one of the most dynamic music-making programs for central Ohio student musicians. The CYJ program proudly provides opportunities to learn from the area’s finest jazz educators and world-renowned guest artists.

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PBJ & Jazz

Tap your toes, dance to the music or simply sit back and enjoy with the whole family. PBJ & Jazz concerts aim to present the magic of jazz in many different styles to people of all ages, bringing families together through music. Concerts are presented at the Lincoln Theatre Ballroom from November to March and outdoors at the Topiary Park in June to September.

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Jazz In Schools

We believe that music can fulfill and enrich our lives beyond imagination. In particular, jazz is an art form that celebrates individuality and group success at the same time. While jazz is an often underutilized tool in music education, teachers agree that it has the power to uplift students and ensembles when used in the classroom. That’s where we come in.

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Columbus Community Jazz Band

Tired of practicing alone? Haven’t touched your instrument in a few years? Dust off your instrument or turn your practice into performance with the Columbus Community Jazz Band. The CCJB is an adult performing ensemble experience for anyone wishing to continue playing their instrument. Consisting of community members from all occupations and backgrounds, the CCJB is a welcoming environment that performs live each season.

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Jazz Academy Adult Vocal Workshop

Have you ever dreamed of being the lead singer in a band? Then the Jazz Academy Adult Vocal Workshop is the place for you! Join Jazz Academy teaching artist Jasmine Spitzer alongside a live rhythm section and explore the key components of singing including vocal style and technique, repertoire, band-leading skills and performing with confidence. This workshop is open to all commercial music genres, including jazz, pop, rock, R&B and beyond and will end with a live performance at Natalie’s Grandview, one of Columbus’s premier music venues.  

At this time, registration is closed for our spring 2024 session. Stay tuned for more information on our next session!

Jazz Academy Summers

Jazz Academy Summer Programs are designed as a fun immersion into jazz, blues, and more during the summer months! From deep exploration of jazz and blues for instrumentalists to fun activities for kids, there is sure to be a camp for people of all ages and skill levels.

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