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Aaron Diehl Trio

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

Jazz Academy Alum and Hank Marr Award Winner, pianist Aaron Diehl returns to Columbus with a concert full of dazzling and ethereal jazz.

$28.35

Byron’s Birthday Bash hosted by the CJO

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

It’s the biggest birthday bonanza ever in celebration of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra’s artistic director, Byron Stripling!

$37

Fifty Years Forward

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

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!

$37

Byron, Bobby, and the JAG All-Stars

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

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!

$27.75

ASHLEY PEZZOTTI

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

Join us as we introduce Ashley Pezzotti, a fast-rising star on the national jazz scene who is already distinguishing herself as “a singer’s singer,” and an accomplished songwriter whose works exhibit the craft and sensibility of the Great American Songbook.

$22.50

BOBBY FLOYD & JOEL FRAHM

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

Two of the most revered and sought-after musicians on New York’s busy and competitive jazz scene, pianist and composer Benny Green and saxophonist Joel Frahm will combine for an evening of dazzling duets, solos, jazz standards and new classics.

$22.50

Pharez Whitted Quintet featuring vocalist Opal Staples

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

Renowned trumpeter and educator Pharez Whitted and his quintet featuring vocalist Opal Staples perform soulful jazz grooves from his newest album, "Pharoah Smooth," and more for one show only at The Lincoln Theatre.

$22.50

CHRIS COLES’ NINE LIVES PROJECT

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

Named one of Cleveland Magazine’s “Most Interesting People of 2021,” saxophonist/composer/educator Chris Coles brings his powerful meditation on the 2015 Charleston church shooting to the Lincoln Theatre for one show only.

$22.50

Gospel, Blues & Rock & Roll

Lincoln Theatre + Online 769 East Long Street, Columbus, OH

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.

$15 – $40

Big Band Bash

Lincoln Theatre + Online 769 East Long Street, Columbus, OH

Together again, together at last! A comeback celebration with many of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra’s favorite players and favorite hits -- from jazz standards to fresh new versions of classic tunes featuring British-born vocalist Helen Welch.

$15 – $40

Jerome Jennings Solidarity

Lincoln Theatre + Online 769 East Long Street, Columbus, OH

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.

$15 – $50

Bird Lives! A Celebration of Charlie Parker at 100 featuring Alexa Tarantino

Lincoln Theatre + Online 769 East Long Street, Columbus, OH

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.”

$15 – $50

JAZZ AND THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM with BYRON STRIPLING & MICHELLE ALEXANDER

Jazz and The Struggle for Freedom is a concert with conversation presented by PNC Arts Alive and the Jazz Arts Group. Columbus Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director Byron Stripling will lead a top-flight rhythm section and singers, as well as a conversation with Michelle Alexander.

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

The world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis comes to Columbus for one performance only Monday, March 8 at 8 p.m. This FREE event will be live streamed from the historic Lincoln Theatre via JAG TV.

Melissa Aldana Quartet

Lincoln Theatre + Online 769 East Long Street, Columbus, OH

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

$15 – $50

Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O

Lincoln Theatre + Online 769 East Long Street, Columbus, OH

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

$15 – $50

POSTPONED: Melissa Aldana Quartet

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

In 2013, Chilean-born saxophonist Melissa Aldana made history and shattered jazz’s glass ceiling when she became the first female instrumentalist and the first South American ever to win the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition.

$20

Ariel Pocock Quartet

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

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.

$20

Swingin’ in the New Year

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

Columbus Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director Byron Stripling steps into the spotlight singing, swinging and playing trumpet with his quartet in Swingin’ in the New Year. An audience favorite, the concert sold out when it was presented in 2016 and 2017.

$20

Amizade: An Evening with Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo

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

In Portuguese, the word amizade means friendship. The remarkable musical friendship between virtuoso Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo and clarinet master Ken Peplowski takes center stage as the opening concert on the Jazz Arts Group’s 2019-2020 Jazz at the Lincoln Theatre concert series.

$20