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February 20 @ 11:00 am

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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January 23 @ 11:00 am

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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December 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am
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 be viewed live online at JAG TV. Currently, no in-person seating is available for PBJ & Jazz concerts, though we… read more
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July 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
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 learn every summer for 10 years. Due to the current restrictions on mass gatherings and concerns for public health, rather… read more
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June 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
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 a family-favorite summer series that has moved children in Columbus to dance, sing, and learn every summer for 10 years.… read more
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March 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am
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 up and move to the music! PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting. PBJ and… read more
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February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am
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 their ability to captivate audiences of all ages, making the series a cornerstone of Jazz Arts Group’s Jazz Academy programming.… read more
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January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am
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 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… read more
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December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am
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, making the series a cornerstone of Jazz Arts Group’s Jazz Academy programming. Parents love this program, just see what they… read more
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November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am
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, making the series a cornerstone of Jazz Arts Group’s Jazz Academy programming. Parents love this program, just see what they… read more
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September 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
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 the finest young musicians on the Columbus music scene today: Ben Crowder (trombone), Ian Harrah (trumpet), Terrance Farmer (tenor saxophone),… read more
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August 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
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 for all ages. The Topiary Park is located at 480 East Town Street in downtown Columbus. In the event of… read more
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July 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
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 held inside the Columbus Metropolitan Library, adjacent to The Topiary Park, at 96 S. Grant Avenue in downtown Columbus. Let… read more
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June 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
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 arrangements), Jim Powell (trumpet), Michael Cox (alto saxophone, clarinet), Bryan Olsheski (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Mark Donavan (baritone saxophone, clarinet), Lucas… read more
March 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Buy Tickets - 10 AM ShowBuy Tickets - 11:30 AM Show 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 [are] extremely family friendly,” as reported by a mom this past season. “We loved the approachability of the programming.” The Bobby Floyd Trio is a favorite… read more
February 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Buy Tickets - 10 AM ShowBuy Tickets - 11:30 AM Show 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 [are] extremely family friendly,” as reported by a mom this past season. “We loved the approachability of the programming.” Maggie Green is a mother, teacher,… read more
January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Buy Tickets - 10 AM ShowBuy Tickets - 11:30 AM Show 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 [are] extremely family friendly,” as reported by a mom this past season. “We loved the approachability of the programming.” Anthony Stanco is a fabulous trumpeter… read more
December 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Buy Tickets - 10 AM ShowBuy Tickets - 11:30 AM Show 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 [are] extremely family friendly,” as reported by a mom this past season. “We loved the approachability of the programming.” Dave Powers is one of Columbus’… read more
November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Buy Tickets - 10 AM ShowBuy Tickets - 11:30 AM Show 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 [are] extremely family friendly,” as reported by a mom this past season. “We loved the approachability of the programming.” Safety Squad is an eight-piece fusion… read more
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March 24, 2018
PURCHASE TICKETS 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 at the door with a family maximum of $20. Children receive a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, juice… read more
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February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am
PURCHASE TICKETS 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. PBJ & Jazz concerts are $5 per person at the door with a family maximum of $20. Children… read more
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January 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am
PURCHASE TICKETS 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. PBJ & Jazz concerts are $5 per person at the door with a family maximum of $20. Children… read more
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December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am
PURCHASE TICKETS 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. PBJ & Jazz concerts are $5 per person at the door with a family maximum of $20. Children… read more
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November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am
PURCHASE TICKETS 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. PBJ & Jazz concerts are $5 per person at the door with a family maximum of $20. Children… read more
September 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

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 legends, including fresh arrangements of jazz favorites like you’ve never heard before. PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park concerts…

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August 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

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 recording of Liz’s second solo album, “Do Love” in the spring of 2014. In 2016, the band recorded their first…

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July 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

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 live performance will have you grinning and tapping your toes! PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park concerts are free…

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June 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

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 Topiary Park is located at 480 East Town Street in downtown Columbus. In the event of rain, all activities will…

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September 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

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 Saturday, September 10 with one of the city’s most-admired vocal stylists, Kelly McLennan, leading her ensemble in a variety of…

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August 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

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 series takes place Saturday, August 13 and features keyboardist extraordinaire and Columbus Jazz Orchestra member Bobby Floyd joined by CJO…

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July 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

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, Jailynn Lake-Noel, leads a quartet in this second PBJ & Jazz Series concert of the 2016 summer season.  This performance…

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June 25, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

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 with a 2 p.m. performance that is part of the open-house and grand reopening celebration of the main branch of…

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