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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

Free

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

Free

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.

Free

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

Free

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.

Free

Recurring Event Columbus Community Jazz Band

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

Free
Recurring Event Famous Jazz Recordings

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

Free

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

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

Free

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

Free

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

Free

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

Free

PBJ & Jazz – Rachel Sepulveda

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

Saturday, November 18, 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 John Clayton & Micah Thomas

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

Join our Columbus Jazz Orchestra guest artists John Clayton and Micah Thomas 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

Free

PBJ & Jazz at Topiary Park with ZC7: Latin Jazz Experience

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Drummer Zach Compston leads an all-star lineup of Columbus jazz favorites, including CJO musicians Pete Mills and Ryan Hamilton, in a performance of Latin Jazz songs that will have you dancing and grooving along! Take a musical journey to Cuba, Brazil, New York City and beyond with the music of Tito Puente, Poncho Sanchez, Horace Silver and other Latin-inspired jazz

PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park with Liz Woolley

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

The Liz Woolley Band is a quintet featuring the original music of singer/songwriter Liz Woolley as well as the arranging and musical talents of guitarist Dennis Hodges, vibraphonist Dylan Bram, bassist John Allen, and drummer Brian Ellerman. The band originated as Liz Woolley’s solo project in the winter of 2012, and later evolved into The Liz Woolley Band after the

Recurring Event Jazz Academy Summer Jam Sessions

Jazz Academy Summer Jam Sessions

Lincoln Cafe 740 East Long Street, Columbus, OH

Join us for our Summer Jam Sessions, the first Fridays in June, July and August! Live at the Lincoln Cafe, this is your chance to sit in and play with past and present Columbus Youth Jazz members, college musicians and some of the finest professional musicians in Central Ohio. You never know who will show up to perform! Our jam

Free

CYJO at Jazz & Rib Fest

Bicentennial Park 233 S Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH

Come out and see Columbus' finest youth jazz musicians, Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra (CYJO), led by Fort Hayes Music Director and local musician, Mark Donavan. This set also features special guest on drums, Jim Rupp. Rupp has toured extensively with the bands of Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson and Glenn Miller.   The orchestra's talented high school musicians further their experience

Free

PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park with Bright Moments Quintet

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

The Bright Moments Quintet is led Dayton-area saxophonist and educator Bill Burns who is joined by a band of first-call Dayton/Cincinnati musicians (Felita LaRock, vocals; Brian Cashwell, piano; Chris Berg, bass; and Jim Leslie, drums). Their 2016 CD release, “Jazz Advice”, is a wonderful resource for children and families to learn about jazz and Ohio history through music, and their

CAMP Blues Creekside Performance

Creekside Jazz & Blues Festival 117 Mill Street, Gahanna, OH

Enjoy a special Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival performance by the members of CAMP Blues. Led by international Blues musician Sean Carney, CAMP Blues begins as a week-long summer camp ensemble experience for young, budding blues musicians. During the week of the Festival, campers focus on learning about and playing the blues, including playing guitar, bass and drums; exploring those

$7

PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park with Byron Stripling & The Bobby Floyd Trio

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park concerts are free and follow family story time at 11 a.m. in the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket. The noon concert will conclude with a hands-on art activity, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., presented by the Columbus Museum of Art. The

Columbus Community Jazz Band and Youth Jazz All-Stars in Concert

Clintonville Woman's Club 3951 North High Street, Columbus

Join Jazz Arts Group's Columbus Community Jazz Band and Columbus Youth Jazz All-Stars in concert at the Clintonville Woman's Club, one of Columbus' finest venues for live jazz! The Columbus Community Jazz Band, led by Famous Jazz Orchestra saxophonist Jay Miglia, is the chance for anyone who has played an instrument to get back in the swing of things! Led by

$5 – $10
Recurring Event Columbus Community Jazz Band

Columbus Community Jazz Band

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

Led By: Jay Miglia Date & Time: Thursdays, April 20 – May 25, 7-9pm Final Performance on May 25thFee: $75 for Jazz Academy members $100 for new participants NOTE: We have hit our maximum for drummers and are no longer able to accommodate for  more.For instrumentalists with fundamental experience on Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Piano, or Bass (we are no longer taking drummers). 

Columbus Youth Jazz Program – Final Concert

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

Join us for the final Youth Jazz concert of the 2016-2017 season! Our students have been working hard this school year and want to share it with you! Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra (Mark Donavan) Columbus Youth Jazz Studio Ensemble (Ryan Hamilton) Columbus Youth Jazz Workshop (Matt James) Columbus Youth Jazz Workshop (Zach Compston) This concert is FREE to the public.

Free

Offstage at the Academy with Carmen Bradford, Dave Powers, Phil Clark and Quan Howell

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

Join our Columbus Jazz Orchestra guest artists Carmen Bradford, Dave Powers, Phil Clark and Quan Howell 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

Offstage at the Academy with Harry Allen and Warren Wolf

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

Join our Columbus Jazz Orchestra guest artists, Harry Allen and Warren Wolf, 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

Offstage at the Academy with FLIPPO

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

Join one of Columbus’ favorite bands, FLIPPO, as they perform and discuss their most recent project, “Flood: The Music of Herbie Hancock”, Offstage at the Jazz Academy! "Flood" was the eighteenth album by Herbie Hancock, recorded live in Japan in 1975. Hancock remains one of the most influential jazz pianists working today and was one of the primary architects of

Free

Swing Sunday: Columbus Youth Jazz Performance

Clintonville Woman's Club 3951 North High Street, Columbus

Suggested Donation: $10 (adults), $5 (students) The Columbus Youth Jazz program brings you the magic of big band jazz at one of Columbus’ best venues for live music! Join us for an afternoon of the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, and more performed by some of Central Ohio’s finest young musicians! Snacks and beverages will be available

$5 – $10

Offstage at the Academy with Marva Hicks and Nicki Parrott

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

Join our Columbus Jazz Orchestra guest artists, Marva Hicks and Nicki Parrott 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

Offstage at the Academy with Matt Wilson

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

New York based drummer and Grammy nominee Matt Wilson is one of today’s most celebrated jazz artists. He is universally recognized for his musical and melodic drumming style as well as being a gifted composer, bandleader, producer, and teaching artist. Matt’s positive energy, sense of humor and ability to explore a broad range of musical settings keeps him in constant

Offstage at the Academy with Carly Thomas Smith and Micah Thomas

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

Join Carly Thomas Smith and Micah Thomas, our Columbus Jazz Orchestra Guest Artists, 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

Offstage at the Academy with Evan Christopher and Jamison Ross

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

Join our Columbus Jazz Orchestra Evan Christopher and Jamison Ross 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

Masterclass with Jamison Ross

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

Columbus Jazz Orchestra Guest Artist and Florida born drummer/vocalist,  Jamison Ross is a fluid percussionist and gospel-influenced singer. He is best known as the 2012 winner of the 25th annual Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Join Jamison for a FREE masterclass at the Jazz Academy, where he will discuss his musical inspiration and concepts; and he will work with YOU on

Free

PBJ & Jazz Concert Series featuring Kelly McLennan

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

The Jazz Arts Group is pleased to present the 8th summer season of its free PBJ & Jazz Concert Series, hour-long interactive concerts for kids and families, at the Topiary Park (480 E Town Street) and the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (96 South Grant Avenue) in downtown Columbus.   The final offering on the series takes place

Free

PBJ & Jazz Concert Series featuring the Bobby Floyd Trio with Byron Stripling

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

The Jazz Arts Group is pleased to present the 8th summer season of its free PBJ & Jazz Concert Series, hour-long interactive concerts for kids and families, at the Topiary Park (480 E Town Street) and the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (96 South Grant Avenue) in downtown Columbus.   The third PBJ & Jazz concert on the

Free

PBJ & Jazz Concert Series featuring the Jailynn Lake-Noel Quartet

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

The Jazz Arts Group is pleased to present the 8th summer season of its free PBJ & Jazz Concert Series, hour-long interactive concerts for kids and families, at the Topiary Park (480 E Town Street) and the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (96 South Grant Avenue) in downtown Columbus.   Award-winning bassist for the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra,

Free

PBJ & Jazz Concert Series featuring the Caribbean Jazz Quintet

Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch 96 South Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH

The Jazz Arts Group is pleased to present the 8th summer season of its free PBJ & Jazz Concert Series, hour-long interactive concerts for kids and families, at the Topiary Park (480 E Town Street) and the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (96 South Grant Avenue) in downtown Columbus.   The Caribbean Jazz Quintet opens this summer's series

Recurring Event CAMP Blues

CAMP Blues

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

Recommended for beginning to intermediate students on Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drum Set, Saxophone, Trumpet, and Trombone, ages 11 through adult.

$250 – $350

JAG Young Composer Celebration

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

From swing and bebop to funk and hip-hop, today’s young jazz composers draw from a wider array of influences than ever before to create captivating music.