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PBJ & Jazz: Jammies Jam

Club Lincoln 769 E Long Street, Columbus, OH

This event has been rescheduled from January 15th.   It’s the coziest PBJ & Jazz concert we’ve ever hosted! Kids and parents alike are invited to join the Crossbop Collective for a pajama party at the Lincoln Theatre. Led by sensational saxophonist Robert Dove, their mix of fun and energetic jazz tunes make this a PJ party unlike any you’ve

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PBJ & Jazz: Jammies Jam

Club Lincoln 769 E Long Street, Columbus, OH

This event has been rescheduled from January 15th.   It’s the coziest PBJ & Jazz concert we’ve ever hosted! Kids and parents alike are invited to join the Crossbop Collective for a pajama party at the Lincoln Theatre. Led by sensational saxophonist Robert Dove, their mix of fun and energetic jazz tunes make this a PJ party unlike any you’ve

$5

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Columbus Youth Jazz Girls Project

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

The Columbus Youth Jazz Girls Project is a month-long music-making program that celebrates female musicians who are dedicated to their music. During each session, we will develop our skills as an ensemble while exploring jazz improvisation and soloing, creating a fun and encouraging space for students to build confidence and courage. Featuring special guest artists and educators, the CYJ Girls

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PBJ & Jazz: Big Band Blowout

Club Lincoln 769 E Long Street, Columbus, OH

The biggest band we’ve ever had at PBJ & Jazz is ready to blow you away with some swinging jazz classics. From the smooth sound of the saxophones to the majestic brass and “tippin’” rhythm section, the big band experience is one your family will not soon forget!   PBJ & Jazz concerts are proudly presented by Grange Insurance. These

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PBJ & Jazz: Samba School

Club Lincoln 769 E Long Street, Columbus, OH

Nothing gets you moving quite like the sound of Brazilian music. Take a trip with us to Brazil as fan-favorite vocalist Kelly Delaveris teaches us all about the art of samba and more. You may even learn some Portuguese along the way!   PBJ & Jazz concerts are proudly presented by Grange Insurance. These short and interactive concerts are designed

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PBJ & Jazz: Songs of the Season

Club Lincoln 769 E Long Street, Columbus, OH

Ring in the season with two of our esteemed Jazz Academy performers and educators and their band of Columbus musicians. Vocalist Jasmine Spitzer and trumpeter Miles Smith will put together a mix of holiday hits for you to sing AND swing along to, all the way home!   PBJ & Jazz concerts are proudly presented by Grange Insurance. These short

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PBJ & Jazz: New Basics Brass Band

Club Lincoln 769 E Long Street, Columbus, OH

Kick off our return to live PBJ & Jazz performances at the Lincoln Theatre with fan favorite, New Basics Brass Band! This ensemble of musicians from central Ohio are known for their children’s songs performed in a New Orleans style that gets everyone in the family up and moving.   PBJ & Jazz concerts are proudly presented by Grange Insurance.

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PBJ & Jazz feat Bobby Floyd

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Every city has its own jazz sound, and for Columbus, it’s undoubtedly the sound of the B3 organ and the tenor saxophone. Star organist Bobby Floyd and his band will tell a musical story about two legends of the B3/Tenor combination from Columbus, the late Hank Marr and Gene Walker. From opening for the Beatles at Shea Stadium to making

PBJ & Jazz feat Mary McClendon

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Every jazz lover knows about the “First Lady of Song”, Ella Fitzgerald. In this concert, we will shine the musical spotlight on Columbus’ own vocal jazz legend, Mary McClendon, in this celebration of the music and life of Ella Fitzgerald. Mary and her band will have the audience swinging and singing along during this exciting performance.   PBJ & Jazz

CYJ Information Session & Workshop

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Whether you are new to the Youth Jazz program, a seasoned veteran, or have only been a part of our online rehearsals, we invite you to join us on August 5th for a full rundown of what to expect as we return to in-person music making this fall.   In this information session, you will learn about our big bands

Jazz Academy Vocal Workshop

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Do you sing in choir, musical theatre, play an instrument or simply LOVE to sing? The Jazz Academy is here to bring out your inner voice! The Jazz Academy Vocal Workshop is a week-long in-person workshop will provide vocalists the opportunity to explore the ins and outs of jazz singing, including style, improvisation and vocal technique through a series of masterclasses, listening

$125

Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop: Week Four

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

The Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop is back in-person for 2021! Join us for 1-4 weeks of music-making, where we will play jazz together in small, socially-distanced combos. You will have the opportunity to play alongside your peers in a band led by one of our renowned teaching artists. Areas of focus include: – How to learn a jazz song

$125

Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop: Week Three

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

The Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop is back in-person for 2021! Join us for 1-4 weeks of music-making, where we will play jazz together in small, socially-distanced combos. You will have the opportunity to play alongside your peers in a band led by one of our renowned teaching artists. Areas of focus include: – How to learn a jazz song

$125

PBJ & Jazz feat Cedric Easton

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Cedric Easton is one of Columbus’ most dynamic and exciting drummers, known for his passion for all things drumming! In this concert, he and his band will draft a musical letter to iconic jazz drummer, Art Blakey, whose explosive drumming can be heard on countless recordings with his band, the Jazz Messengers.   PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long

Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop: Week Two

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

The Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop is back in-person for 2021! Join us for 1-4 weeks of music-making, where we will play jazz together in small, socially-distanced combos. You will have the opportunity to play alongside your peers in a band led by one of our renowned teaching artists. Areas of focus include: – How to learn a jazz song

$125

Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop: Week One

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

The Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop is back in-person for 2021! Join us for 1-4 weeks of music-making, where we will play jazz together in small, socially-distanced combos. You will have the opportunity to play alongside your peers in a band led by one of our renowned teaching artists. Areas of focus include: – How to learn a jazz song

$125

PBJ & Jazz: Cedric Easton & Circle of Friends

Club Lincoln 769 E Long Street, Columbus, OH

This highly anticipated concert has been postponed and will be rescheduled in spring of 2021 as a part of this season’s PBJ & Jazz lineup.    All JAG TV packages which include the PBJ & Jazz series will include this rescheduled concert. -- In this PBJ & Jazz Concert, Cedric Easton & Circle of Friends celebrate the role of the

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PBJ & Jazz: New Basics Brass Band

Club Lincoln 769 E Long Street, Columbus, OH

A staple of the PBJ & Jazz series, NBBB brings you the sound of New Orleans mixed with funk and soul like no other band in town! From their iconic “Diddies for Kiddies” album, to unique renditions of jazz favorites, every song they play is full of energy and excitement.

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PBJ & Jazz: Sydney McSweeney

Club Lincoln 769 E Long Street, Columbus, OH

Vocalist Sydney McSweeney has taken central Ohio by storm over the past year with her dynamic, “do-it-all” voice. In this can’t miss PBJ & Jazz, the kids will be bouncing and tapping their toes while the adults sit back and marvel at Sydney’s one-of-a-kind style!

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PBJ & Jazz: Chris Andrews

Club Lincoln 769 E Long Street, Columbus, OH

Speakeasy Hot Jazz was cancelled on opening night last season due to COVID, so we’re bringing back the talented young trumpeter/vocalist Tony Glausi with the Jazz Arts Group All-Star Band to explore music from the era that brought us “The Charleston,” flappers, bootleg liquor, G-Men and red hot jazz.

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PBJ & Jazz: Rachel Azbell Quintet

Club Lincoln 769 E Long Street, Columbus, OH

Get into the holiday spirit with music inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra & Billie Holiday. Leading a quintet of trailblazing women in jazz from around Ohio, vocalist Rachel Azbell showcases your holiday favorites performed in her uniquely swinging and infectious style. To learn more about Rachel, visit her website at rachelazbell.com. All PBJ & Jazz concerts can

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Columbus Youth Jazz Fall 2020 Information Session

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus, OH

Whether you are new to the Youth Jazz program or are just curious about what this new online semester will look like, we invite you to join us on September 6th for a full run down of what to expect for the Fall 2020 semester of Columbus Youth Jazz. In this information session, you will learn about all the incredible

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Jazz Academy Vocal Workshop

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus, OH

Led By: Rachel Azbell and Special Guests Dates: Monday – Friday, August 3-7 Times: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Register by: Friday, July 31stFor middle and high schools students interested in developing their jazz voice, no experience necessary. The cost for this program is “Pay What You Can”. In these times, we understand how the current pandemic could be creating

$125

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Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus, OH

Led By: Zach Compston, Mark Donavan and Special Guests Dates: Monday – Friday, July 27 - 31 Times: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Register by: Friday, July 24thFor students with a minimum of 2 years of experience on their instrument – saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and vocals. The cost for this program is “Pay What You Can”. In

$125

PBJ & Jazz: Mary McClendon

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus, OH

As a part of the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Summer Reading Challenge and along with the Columbus Museum of Art, Jazz Arts Group of Columbus is proud to present a virtual season of PBJ & Jazz this summer.   PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park is a family-favorite summer series that has moved children in Columbus to dance, sing, and

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Tunes on Tuesdays

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus, OH

Ever wonder what the musicians in the Columbus Jazz Orchestra listen to when they’re not playing at the Southern Theatre? What music gets their toes tappin’ and fingers snappin’? Tuesdays at 1:00 is your chance to find out. Each week will have a different musician from the CJO walking you through their favorite playlist and sharing the ins and outs

Masterclass Mondays

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus, OH

Dynamics, form, stylistic choices - drumming is so much more than just keeping time. Bob Breithaupt, drummer in the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, leads us through his approach to sharpening your drum set skills in a step-by-step method that is effective for both students and teachers.   On Masterclass Mondays, Jazz Academy teaching artists will give you tips and inspiration for

Tunes on Tuesdays

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus, OH

Ever wonder what the musicians in the Columbus Jazz Orchestra listen to when they’re not playing at the Southern Theatre? What music gets their toes tappin’ and fingers snappin’? Tuesdays at 1:00 is your chance to find out. Each week will have a different musician from the CJO walking you through their favorite playlist and sharing the ins and outs

Masterclass Mondays

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus, OH

Improvisation is so much more than “making it up on the spot.” On Monday, June 22nd, Columbus Youth Jazz Artistic Director, Mark Donavan, will show you his method to creating an effective and creative solo, along with tips and tricks to find your voice through your instrument.   On Masterclass Mondays, Jazz Academy teaching artists will give you tips and

PBJ & Jazz: Waves de Ache

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus, OH

The premiere for Saturday, June 20th, can be found at this link: https://www.facebook.com/thejazzacademy/posts/10158345165479259   As a part of the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Summer Reading Challenge and along with the Columbus Museum of Art, Jazz Arts Group of Columbus is proud to present a virtual season of PBJ & Jazz this summer.   PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park is

Free

Tunes on Tuesdays

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus, OH

Ever wonder what the musicians in the Columbus Jazz Orchestra listen to when they’re not playing at the Southern Theatre? What music gets their toes tappin’ and fingers snappin’? Tuesdays at 1:00 is your chance to find out. Each week will have a different musician from the CJO walking you through their favorite playlist and sharing the ins and outs

Masterclass Mondays

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus, OH

Looking to improve your jazz skills for next school year? Looking for new ways to freshen up your practice routine? Youth Jazz Teaching Artists Jess Sneeringer and Bryan Olsheski break down some tips to consider for your next practice session.   On Masterclass Mondays, Jazz Academy teaching artists will give you tips and inspiration for your summer music practice. With

Tunes on Tuesdays

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus, OH

Ever wonder what the musicians in the Columbus Jazz Orchestra listen to when they’re not playing at the Southern Theatre? What music gets their toes tappin’ and fingers snappin’? Tuesdays at 1:00 is your chance to find out. Each week will have a different musician from the CJO walking you through their favorite playlist and sharing the ins and outs

Masterclass Mondays

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus, OH

For any musician struggling to stay motivated in your music-making right now, join us on Monday, June 8th, to get first-hand advice from the Huntertones. What keeps them moving forward and encourages them to practice? How can you apply their tips to your own music?   On Masterclass Mondays, Jazz Academy teaching artists will give you tips and inspiration for

Columbus Youth Jazz Audition Workshop

Southern Theatre + Online 21 East Main Street, Columbus, OH

In an effort to ensure that all our students and their families remain safe and healthy, the 2020-21 Columbus Youth Jazz auditions have been rescheduled to the weekend of September 5-6. In the meantime, join us for a free virtual workshop on May 3rd at 4pm, where we will give you everything you need to know about the audition process.

POSTPONED: 4th Floor Live: Sanctuary

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Due to the effects of COVID-19, this event has been postponed... read more What better way to spend Jazz Appreciation Day than at 4th Floor Live? SANCTUARY is a dynamic supergroup of Columbus musicians that pays homage to the "electric" period of Miles Davis. Led by drummer Tony McClung, the band has played once/twice a year since 2013 and the

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POSTPONED: Offstage at the Academy: Ty Taylor

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Due to the effects of COVID-19, this event has been postponed... read more   Don't miss your last chance of the season to ask CJO guest artists your burning questions as we sit down with Ty Taylor. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and open environment.

POSTPONED: 4th Floor Live

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Due to the current global climate and state guidelines regarding COVID-19, this event will be postponed... read more About the Series: 4th Floor Live provides artists with a platform for creativity while providing curious listeners the intimate experience they want. The 4th Floor of the historic Lincoln Theatre becomes a true listening room where artists and audiences can share live

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POSTPONED: PBJ & Jazz with Waves de Ache

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Due to the current global climate and state guidelines regarding COVID-19, this event will be postponed. Please check back here for more information. Waves de Ache combines the sounds of Cuban music with funk and jazz to create a blend like no other in Columbus. You will learn how Latin and jazz rhythms unite to make you want to stand

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POSTPONED: 4th floor Live: Sydney McSweeney

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Due to the current global climate and state guidelines regarding COVID-19, this event will be postponed. Please check back here for more information. Sydney McSweeney is a Jazz vocalist from Columbus Ohio. Her vocal style is influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and many more. She also finds inspiration through the many talented musicians and

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Offstage at the Academy: Ian Finkel and Tony Glausi

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Ian Finkel and Tony Glausi sit down to answer your questions during their four night run of shows with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and open environment. You, the audience, will be led in a captivating discussion with our guest artists

4th Floor Live: Kevin Turner

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Kevin began playing guitar at the age of 9. He was trained as a jazz guitarist but spent an equal amount of time playing in the pop genre. Kevin has performed, recorded and/or toured alongside a number of artists including Diane Schuur, Destiny’s Child, Dr. John, and Lalah Hathaway. He currently tours and records

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Offstage at the Academy: Bria Skonberg

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Bria Skonberg sits down to answer your questions about her experiences as a successful trumpeter/vocalist and her time on stage with the CJO. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and open environment. You, the audience, will be led in a captivating discussion with our guest artists

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PBJ & Jazz with Sydney McSweeney

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Rising vocal sensation Sydney McSweeney takes a fresh approach to jazz with her wide-ranging voice and one-of-a-kind style. Her ability to inspire audiences of all ages is the perfect fit for PBJ & Jazz - you won’t want the music to stop! PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting. PBJ and Jazz artists are known for

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4th Floor Live: Stan Smith & Alex Burgoyne Quartet

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Alex Burgoyne and his quartet, featuring Stan Smith, Phil Maneri, and Ryan Folger is a group focused on the freedom of open forms and improvisation. Drawing from influences like Paul Motian and Ornette Coleman, as well as great guitarist composers from the fusion era, Alex and his band express a wide range of musical emotions, from soft and introspective to

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4th Floor Live: Joey Skoch

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Cleveland native Joey Skoch leads his piano trio for an evening of stellar jazz at 4th Floor Live. The trio features Chicago-based musicians Dennis Carroll and Neil Hemphill, both of whom are known for their work with master guitarist Bobby Broom. The great song, from Berlin to McCartney, becomes their canvas as they strive for the nexus of individual expression

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PBJ & Jazz with New Basics Brass Band

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Very few bands can capture the spirit of New Orleans jazz, bluegrass, rock and funk with as much fun-loving energy as the New Basics Brass Band. Their songs for kids are loved by all ages. You’ll be singing along, tapping your toes and moving to the powerful sounds of the NBBB! PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians

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PBJ & Jazz with CJO All-Stars: Songs of the Season

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Soul Revival brings the classic sounds of R&B and soul and blends them with jazz to create music with undeniable groove. You won’t be able to sit still when Soul Revival takes the stage! PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting. PBJ and Jazz artists are known for their ability to captivate audiences of all ages,

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Offstage at the Academy: Nicki Parrott & Z.F. Taylor

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Visit with Nicki Parrott and Z.F. Taylor after seeing them on stage with the CJO in this FREE opportunity to ask your burning questions. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and open environment. You, the audience, will be led in a captivating discussion with our guest

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Swing Sunday

Snowden Gray Mansion 530 East Town Street, Columbus, OH

The Columbus Youth Jazz program's annual Swing Sunday event returns for the 2019-2020 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

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PBJ & Jazz with Soul Revival

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Soul Revival brings the classic sounds of R&B and soul and blends them with jazz to create music with undeniable groove. You won’t be able to sit still when Soul Revival takes the stage! PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting. PBJ and Jazz artists are known for their ability to captivate audiences of all ages,

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Offstage at the Academy: John Clayton, Benny Green, & Jeff Hamilton

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

John Clayton, Benny Green, and Jeff Hamilton are coming to the Jazz Academy to answer your questions! Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and open environment. You, the audience, will be led in a captivating discussion with our guest artists about their music, inspirations, and life

PBJ & Jazz: Ben Crowder 6

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Ben Crowder 6 is a six-piece horn-driven jazz combo from Columbus, Ohio specializing in the music of pioneering hard-bop jazz greats Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Benny Golson, The Art Farmer Jazztet, Curtis Fuller, Sonny Clark, Horace Silver, and others. The band also performs emotionally-charged, energetic original material inspired by the hard-bop era in jazz. Ben Crowder 6 features some of

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PBJ & Jazz: Jazz Daddies feat. Maggie Green

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Led by piano/organ sensation Jon Eshelman, the Jazz Daddies will provide a swinging set of music for kids, featuring vocalist and “Jazz Mommy” Maggie Green. This group is made up of Columbus Jazz musicians who are also parents of children of a variety of ages. Jazz Bear, an oversized stuffed bear that is the PBJ & Jazz mascot, will preside over this fun concert

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PBJ & Jazz: Bobby Floyd Trio feat. Dwight Adams

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear Grammy-nominated keyboardist Bobby Floyd and his Trio along with special guest trumpeter Dwight Adams. These in-demand artists will have you tapping your toes and feeling the beat with their soulful set of live jazz. The Topiary Park is located at 480 East Town Street in downtown Columbus. In the event of rain, all activities will be

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Synergy: A Jazz Trio Performance

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Join us at the Jazz Academy on June 22nd for a performance by Synergy, a live jazz trio featuring Abhik Mazumder, Eli Pace, and Alex Davenport. Abhik (piano), Eli (bass), and Alex (drums) met through Jazz Arts Group’s Columbus Youth Jazz program, where the three of them constituted the rhythm section of the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra during the 2018–19 concert

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PBJ & Jazz: Such Sweet Thunder

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Such Sweet Thunder features some of the Midwest’s finest jazz musicians paying loving tribute to the music of Duke Ellington and his musical partner Billy Strayhorn. This project is a labor of love sparked by Ryan Hamilton and Tony Gayle McClung, and brought to life by the fantastic musicians they’ve lined up. The band consists of Ryan Hamilton (trombone and

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Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Led By: Zach Compston, Mark Donavan and Special Guests Dates: Monday – Friday, June 3 – 7 Times: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Fee: $325 for returning members, $350 for new participants ($225 for Columbus Youth Jazz members) Register by: Friday, May 24th For students with a minimum of 2 years of experience on their instrument – saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano,

$225 – $350

4th Floor Live: Birdshack

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Birdshack is a trio that plays more than just jazz standards, diving into AC/DC, the Beatles, Hank Williams, and more. Mixing their sound through various Americana style music including jazz, bluegrass, and old country, Birdshack is a one of a kind Columbus treasure that is sure to blow you off your feed. About the Series: 4th Floor Live provides artists

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4th Floor Live: Clave, The Heart of American Music

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Waves de Aché will be presenting a concert and masterclass surrounding the different cultures and culmination of rhythms from Latin America and other countries that make modern dance music. Waves de Aché blends salsa and Afro-Cuban rhythms with mid-western American funk, rock and hip-hop, creating music to make both body and mind dance. About the Series: 4th Floor Live provides

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Columbus Youth Jazz Final Performance

Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center 546 Jack Gibbs Boulevard, Columbus, OH

Our nationally renowned Columbus Youth Jazz (CYJ) program culminates the 2018-2019 season in a performance at Fort Hayes High School featuring the top four bands. Come see the CYJ Workshop, Ensemble, Studio, and Orchestra showcase the repertoire they have been developing this year and their skills in improvisation and jazz style. This two hour performance is free and open to

Offstage at the Academy with Quan Howell and Shayna Steele

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

In our April show, Gospel and Soul Meet Rock and Roll; and now you get to meet the guests artists who made it happen. Quan Howell and Shayna Steele will be joining us at Offstage at the Jazz Academy to engage in an in depth conversation with you! Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in

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4th Floor Live: Anthony Stanco Ensemble

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Born in Southeast Michigan, raised in the Blues and Soul mecca of Detroit, and tutored by the community's finest (Rodney Whitaker, Marcus Belgrave), Stanco joins a generation of jazz musicians that both reveres the roots of the music and energetically seeks its future. With a big, brilliant sound and a fearless command of the horn, Stanco brings to mind such

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Huntertones Masterclass

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Before performing a SOLD OUT show at the Lincoln Theatre on April 5th, join the Huntertones for a masterclass and discussion about their dynamic, innovative sound and their approach to developing original music and content. Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music. Their high energy, horn-driven sound features genre bending composition and unconventional covers.

PBJ & Jazz with Bobby Floyd Trio featuring Mary McClendon

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting.PBJ and Jazz artists are known for their ability to captivate audiences of all ages, making the series a cornerstone of Jazz Arts Group’s Jazz Academy programming. Parents love this program because “the musicians extremely family friendly,” as reported by a mom this past season. “We loved the approachability

Offstage at the Academy with Joel Frahm and Omar Coleman

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Joel Frahm and Omar Coleman will be joining us at Offstage at the Jazz Academy while in Columbus performing at the March Swingin’ with the CJO show, Nothing But the Blues. Bring your questions and comments to our open discussion and find out what these talented artists are like outside of their extraordinary music careers. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding

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Columbus Youth Jazz Lab Final Performance

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

For eight weeks, middle and high school students across central Ohio have met to develop their skills as a jazz musician in our Columbus Youth Jazz Lab (CYJL) program. Many of these students joined us in the fall semester as well, showing their dedication to the art of jazz music. The CYJL works to expand each students’ abilities in jazz

Swing Sunday

Clintonville Woman's Club 3951 North High Street, Columbus

The Columbus Youth Jazz program returns to the Clintonville Woman's Club for its annual "Swing Sunday" event, showcasing the four distinct ensembles consisting of the finest student musicians in Central Ohio! - Columbus Youth Jazz Workshop (Zach Compston, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Studio (Matt James, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Ensemble (Ryan Hamilton, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra

PBJ & Jazz with Maggie Green Quintet

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting. PBJ and Jazz artists are known for their ability to captivate audiences of all ages, making the series a cornerstone of Jazz Arts Group’s Jazz Academy programming. Parents love this program because “the musicians extremely family friendly,” as reported by a mom this past season. “We loved the approachability

4th Floor Live: Brandon Coleman’s Fourth Kind

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

A new incarnation of his previous projects, Brandon Coleman's Fourth Kind is a modern jazz group focused on interplay, texture, and adventure.  Drawing upon themes from science fiction, late-night AM radio, and personal stories, Fourth Kind plays a repertoire of prog-infused jazz that showcases not only the individuals' musical abilities, but the ability of the group as a whole to shift gears at a

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Offstage at the Academy with Benny Benack III and Lena Seikaly

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Join us and be a part of our discussion with the guest artists from Unforgettable Love Songs of Nat King Cole and Others. Offstage at the Jazz Academy this February will feature phenomenal jazz artists, Benny Benack III and Lena Seikaly. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and

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4th Floor Live: Blastozoa

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Blastozoa is a new contemporary trio, putting a different take on old soul, funk, R&B, and rock tunes. Everything from Al Green, Jeff Beck, D'Angelo and many others, this group will be discussing how to create an accessible and fun atmosphere for an audience, while staying true to the music. Join us for live music and in depth discussion at

PBJ & Jazz with Anthony Stanco Ensemble

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting.PBJ and Jazz artists are known for their ability to captivate audiences of all ages, making the series a cornerstone of Jazz Arts Group’s Jazz Academy programming. Parents love this program because “the musicians extremely family friendly,” as reported by a mom this past season. “We loved the approachability

PBJ & Jazz: Songs of the Season with Dave Powers and Friends

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting.PBJ and Jazz artists are known for their ability to captivate audiences of all ages, making the series a cornerstone of Jazz Arts Group’s Jazz Academy programming. Parents love this program because “the musicians extremely family friendly,” as reported by a mom this past season. “We loved the approachability

Columbus Youth Jazz Winter Performance

Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center 546 Jack Gibbs Boulevard, Columbus, OH

Our nationally renowned Columbus Youth Jazz (CYJ) program culminates its fall semester in a performance at Fort Hayes High School featuring our four large ensembles. Come see the CYJ Workshop, Ensemble, Studio, and Orchestra showcase the repertoire they have been developing this semester and their skills in improvisation and jazz style. This two hour performance is free and open to

4th Floor Live: Thelonious Monk Tribute

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Join us December 6th to celebrate the world-class artistry of our local jazz community through a tribute to Thelonious Monk! The Danny Bauer and Zakk Jones Quintet will be bringing the individualistic and unique voice of Monk to the Jazz Academy. Join us for live music and in depth discussion about the music and life of Thelonious Monk. About the

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Offstage at the Academy with Niki Haris

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Niki Haris will be at the Jazz Academy to answer all your questions on Saturday, December 1, at 2 PM. Be sure to join us for Offstage to be blown away by the talent and charisma that she brings to the stage with the CJO. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern

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Columbus Youth Jazz Lab Final Performance

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

For eight weeks, middle and high school students across central Ohio have met to develop their skills as a jazz musician in our Columbus Youth Jazz Lab (CYJL) program. The CYJL works to expand each students’ abilities in jazz style, improvisation and overall technique through a combo-based curriculum. Join us at 2 PM for the CYJL final performance and witness

PBJ & Jazz with Safety Squad

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting.PBJ and Jazz artists are known for their ability to captivate audiences of all ages, making the series a cornerstone of Jazz Arts Group’s Jazz Academy programming. Parents love this program because “the musicians extremely family friendly,” as reported by a mom this past season. “We loved the approachability

Offstage at the Academy: Maurice Hines, Leo Manzari, John Manzari

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Join us at the Jazz Academy on Saturday, October 20th, at 2 PM for a chance to share your thoughts and ask questions with our guest artists from the Fascinating Rhythm show; Maurice Hines, Leo Manzari, and John Manzari. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and open environment.

Harrison West Jazz Stage – New Basics Brass Band

Harrison Park Gazebo 575 West 1st Avenue, Columbus, OH

Join us for New Basics Brass Band September 30!   The Harrison West Jazz Stage returns for its sixth season September 9 – September 30 at the Harrison Park Gazebo. Presented by Jazz Arts Group in partnership with Harrison West Society, this series of FREE concerts features local jazz musicians and showcases a wide range of jazz styles over the

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Harrison West Jazz Stage – Shawn “Thunder” Wallace Quartet

Harrison Park Gazebo 575 West 1st Avenue, Columbus, OH

Join us for the Shawn "Thunder" Wallace Quartet September 23!   The Harrison West Jazz Stage returns for its sixth season September 9 – September 30 at the Harrison Park Gazebo. Presented by Jazz Arts Group in partnership with Harrison West Society, this series of FREE concerts features local jazz musicians and showcases a wide range of jazz styles over

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Harrison West Jazz Stage – Flippo!

Harrison Park Gazebo 575 West 1st Avenue, Columbus, OH

Join us for Flippo September 16!   The Harrison West Jazz Stage returns for its sixth season September 9 – September 30 at the Harrison Park Gazebo. Presented by Jazz Arts Group in partnership with Harrison West Society, this series of FREE concerts features local jazz musicians and showcases a wide range of jazz styles over the four concert series.

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Tenor Titans Listening Party

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

The musical contributions of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Rusty Bryant and Gene Walker are on display at the Jazz Academy! Ahead of the September “Tenor Titans of the Capital City” performance at the Lincoln Theatre, we dive into the legendary musical personalities of three “Tenor Titans” who have left an undeniable impression on the Columbus musical community. Join us as we

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Harrison West Jazz Stage – Birdshack

Harrison Park Gazebo 575 West 1st Avenue, Columbus, OH

Join us for Birdshack September 9!   The Harrison West Jazz Stage returns for its sixth season September 9 – September 30 at the Harrison Park Gazebo. Presented by Jazz Arts Group in partnership with Harrison West Society, this series of FREE concerts features local jazz musicians and showcases a wide range of jazz styles over the four concert series.

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Columbus Community Jazz Band

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Led By:                        Pete Mills Dates/Times:           Thursdays, July 12th through August 9th, 7pm-9pm Final Performance at JazZoo – August 10th Fee:                             $100 for new members, $75 for returning members Register by:             Friday, July 5th, 2018 For instrumentalists with fundamental experience on Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Bass or Drum

$75 – $100

Offstage at the Academy with Nicole Henry & Michael Lynche

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Join our Columbus Jazz Orchestra guest artists Nicole Henry and Michael Lynche for a casual and engaging conversation with you – the audience! “Offstage at the Jazz Academy” provides participants a FREE behind-the-scenes glimpse at the unique lives and music of our guest artists – adding a new perspective to being an audience member. You will have the opportunity to hear music and insights

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Spotlight on Free Jazz: The Breakdown of Convention

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Led by: Alex Burgoyne and his band Date: April 23rd Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fee: Free to the publicJoin Alex Burgoyne and his band for a look at a few of the major contributors to the free jazz movement. We'll discuss some of the ​musical techniques of the free jazz movement, as well as the performance practice​,​ communication​, ​improvisational​,

Jazz Academy Jam Session

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Led By: Zach Compston and JAG Teaching Artists Date: Sunday, April 22nd Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Location: Jazz AcademyThe jam session is a long standing tradition for jazz musicians who want to hone their skills with a live band. Join us at the Jazz Academy for a jam session led by JAG artists! Open to all ages and ability

Jazz Composers Celebration

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Moderated by: Zach Compston Date: Monday, April 16 Time: 7-9pm Fee: Free to composers and audience membersFrom 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

Watu Utungo: A Musical Conversation on Jazz and Civil Rights

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Led by: James Gaiters and Watu Utungo, with special guests Date: Monday, April 9th Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fee: Free to the publicJazz has long served as a vehicle for creativity, personal expression and the quest for social and political justice. Watu Utungo, led by renowned Columbus-area drummer James Gaiters, will perform in an intimate setting at the Jazz

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Famous Jazz Recordings

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Led by: Vaughn Wiester Dates: Thursdays, April 5th thru April 26th Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Jazz Academy Fee: FREESpend some time with a handful of Vaughn's favorite jazz records. We'll examine jazz performances from perspectives narrow and wide. We'll look at elements such as form and style while taking note of what's inside or outside the "common

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PBJ & Jazz – New Basics Brass Band

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Saturday, March 24, 2018 Two Shows: 10:00 am & 11:30am PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are a great introduction to live music for all ages. PBJ & Jazz concerts are $5 per person

$5

Offstage at the Academy with Herlin Riley & Vaughn Wiester

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Join our Columbus Jazz Orchestra guest artists Herlin Riley and Vaughn Wiester for a casual and engaging conversation with you – the audience! “Offstage at the Jazz Academy” provides participants a FREE behind-the-scenes glimpse at the unique lives and music of our guest artists – adding a new perspective to being an audience member. You will have the opportunity to hear music and insights

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2018 Columbus City Schools Jazz Fest

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

February 24, 2018 | 9:00am - 4:30pm Lincoln Theatre Complex: 769 E. Long St. Columbus, OH 43203 The 2018 CCS JazzFest will be held at the Lincoln Theatre Complex on February 24. This year's event will feature school performances, special guest performances and instruction from renowned Jazz Arts Group teaching artists. Come listen to the amazing talent of the jazz

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Offstage at the Academy with Roberta Gambarini & Jeff Hamilton

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Join our Columbus Jazz Orchestra guest artists Roberta Gambarini and Jeff Hamilton for a casual and engaging conversation with you – the audience! “Offstage at the Jazz Academy” provides participants a FREE behind-the-scenes glimpse at the unique lives and music of our guest artists – adding a new perspective to being an audience member. You will have the opportunity to hear music and insights

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PBJ & Jazz – Kelly McLennan

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Saturday, February 3, 2018                 Two Shows: 10:00 am & 11:30am PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are a great introduction to live music for all ages.

$5

PBJ & Jazz – Ohio Jaztet

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Saturday, January 13, 2018                 Two Shows: 10:00 am & 11:30am PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are a great introduction to live music for all ages.

$5

PBJ & Jazz – Tony Monaco Trio: “Songs of the Season”

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Saturday, December 16, 2017                 Two Shows: 10:00 am & 11:30am PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are a great introduction to live music for all ages.

$5

Offstage at the Academy with Peggy Kriha Dye & David Pruyn

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Join our Columbus Jazz Orchestra guest artists Peggy Kriha Dye and David Pruyn for a casual and engaging conversation with you – the audience! “Offstage at the Jazz Academy” provides participants a FREE behind-the-scenes glimpse at the unique lives and music of our guest artists – adding a new perspective to being an audience member. You will have the opportunity to hear

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