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PBJ & Jazz: Fascinating Rhythms with George Delancey (with special guest Bobby Floyd)

Club Lincoln 769 E Long Street, Columbus, OH

Saturday November 19 | 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.    The rhythm section is the heart and soul of a jazz band - after all, jazz is all about rhythm! This concert will showcase the in’s and out’s of the piano, bass, and drums as well as the musicians who made these instruments famous.   PBJ & Jazz concerts are

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PBJ & Jazz Big Band

Topiary Park 769 E Long Street, Columbus, OH

Our biggest band returns to the PBJ & Jazz stage with more of your favorite tunes! Dance with us as the PBJ & Jazz Big Band swings into the Topiary Park to close out our summer series with a bang!

PBJ & Jazz: Jeanette Williams Tribute

Topiary Park 769 E Long Street, Columbus, OH

Join us for a tribute to the late Jeanette Williams, a Columbus, Ohio vocalist and jazz star, performed by her friends Thomas Carroll on guitar, Bobby Floyd on piano, Mary McClendon on voice, and Jim Rupp on Drums.

PBJ & Jazz: Largemouth Brass Band

Topiary Park 769 E Long Street, Columbus, OH

Get down with all your favorite pop and jazz tunes played by the genre-busting Largemouth Brass Band. Sing along to all the songs you know and love with a funky and fresh twist!

PBJ & Jazz: Cedric Easton & Circle of Friends

Topiary Park 769 E Long Street, Columbus, OH

Cedric Easton returns to PBJ & Jazz along with some friends! Join us for exciting renditions of all your favorite jazz classics with one of the most dynamic and exciting groups in Columbus!

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

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Recurring Event PBJ & Jazz: Big Band Blowout

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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Recurring Event PBJ & Jazz: Samba School

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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Recurring Event PBJ & Jazz: Songs of the Season

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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Recurring Event PBJ & Jazz: New Basics Brass Band

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

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

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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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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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

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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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Recurring Event PBJ & Jazz with Sydney McSweeney

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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Recurring Event PBJ & Jazz with New Basics Brass Band

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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Recurring Event PBJ & Jazz with Soul Revival

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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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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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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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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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

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

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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

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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,

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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