Jazz Academy Alum and Hank Marr Award Winner, pianist Aaron Diehl returns to Columbus with a concert full of dazzling and ethereal jazz.
Kick off our 50th Anniversary in style as we bring together some of our greatest hits and look forward to all that is to come! Join your Columbus Jazz Orchestra in celebration with special guests vocalist Rachel Azbell and pianist Micah Thomas for an electrifying performance featuring the works of all your favorite composers!
As we begin our celebration of 50 years of jazz excellency in Columbus, join Byron Stripling, Bobby Floyd, and a host of Jazz Arts Group All-Star musicians. We will bring together past and current Columbus Youth Jazz musicians alongside your Columbus favorites for an evening of jazz you won't forget!
Spirituals and gospel music gave birth to and directly influenced the creation of soul and rock and roll. The Columbus Jazz Orchestra shines the light on the great music and artists who mesmerized generations and changed music forever from Elvis and Marvin Gaye to the sounds of Philadelphia and the Motor City.
With his second album release, “Solidarity,” Cleveland-born, Juilliard-trained drummer/composer Jerome Jennings explores resistance and resilience through the prisms of Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and LGBTQ rights. There are musical homages to activists and freedom fighters such as Audra Lorde, Marsha P. Johnson, Marielle Franco, Recy Taylor and more in this deeply affecting evening of new jazz.
This original production curated by Columbus Jazz Orchestra saxophonist Pete Mills, celebrates the centennial of saxophone great Charlie Parker and his impact on jazz today. Rising star saxophonist Alexa Tarantino is joined by members of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra saxophone section, a string ensemble and an all-star rhythm section. Included in the concert is music from the classic Grammy Hall of Fame recording, “Charlie Parker with Strings.”
Live-streamed and recorded for on-demand playback Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 8 p.m. (Limited in-theatre seating available at www.CBUSArts.com) On-Demand viewing on www.JAG.tv: Sunday, January 3 – Sunday, January 10, 2021 Chilean-born, Grammy-nominated saxophonist Melissa Aldana brings her quartet to the Lincoln Theatre following the April 2020 concert postponement due to COVID. The globe-trotting, in-demand young jazz star kicks off
Performed and recorded live Thursday December 17, 2020 at 8 p.m. (Limited in-theatre seating available at www.CBUSArts.com) On-Demand viewing on www.JAG.tv: Friday, December 18 – Sunday, December 27, 2020 A hit on NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts, jazz drummer Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O takes a unique approach to holiday chestnuts – sometimes roasting them with tender sentiment, other times cracking them
AXS.com calls pianist/singer/composer Ariel Pocock “the real deal, a blazing combination of chops, stunning original artistry, and hidden emotional depth.” Whether re-harmonizing the Great American Songbook, dancing on Brazilian turf, or tapping into the music of modern pop masters, she remains a riveting presence.