Moderated by: Zach Compston
Date: Monday, April 16
Fee: Free to composers and audience members
From swing and bebop to funk and hip-hop, today’s jazz composers draw from a wider array of influences than ever before to create captivating music. On April 16th, JAG celebrates the original compositions of musicians from the Columbus jazz scene. Participants will have an opportunity to perform and discuss their compositions in an live, intimate concert setting at the Jazz Academy. We will discuss the influences and compositional process for each piece, giving participants and audience members a chance to learn from each composer.
Guidelines: Open to any musicians who have written original works. May submit 1-2 finished original works influenced by jazz and/or its related forms. Recordings, professional or otherwise, are preferred with your submissions, but not required. You will have an opportunity to rehearse your band at the Jazz Academy on Monday, April 16th between 12-4pm. Registrations must be submitted by Monday, April 9th.
Note: JAG’s Jazz Composers Celebration is not a competition, but a chance for composers to perform their pieces before a live audience!
Join us in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month in April! Jazz Arts Group is hosting the 4th Floor Fest, a series of programs throughout the month of April designed to inspire people of all backgrounds and ability levels. From listening parties, performances and discussions for the jazz enthusiast to jam sessions and workshops for aspiring musicians of all ability levels, the 4th Floor Fest is the place to be to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in Columbus! All programs will be held at the Jazz Academy on the 4th floor of the historic Lincoln Theatre.