Have you ever dreamed of being the lead singer in a band? Then the Jazz Academy Adult Vocal Workshop is the place for you! Join Jazz Academy teaching artists Jasmine Spitzer and Rachel Azbell alongside a live rhythm section and explore the key components of singing including vocal style and technique, repertoire, band-leading skills and performing with confidence. This workshop
DiCenzo has been a mainstay on the Columbus music scene for over 30 years. A gifted jazz guitarist, DiCenzo can be heard playing piano, bass, steel drum, organ and the accordion as well. Derek has appeared with Monty Alexander, Diane Schuur, RJD2, and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. He can be heard on recordings by Jim Hall, Charlie Byrd, Monty Alexander,
The Columbus Youth Jazz program’s annual Swing Sunday event returns for the 2023-2024 season! This year, Swing Sunday will serve as the premiere event for all four Youth Jazz big bands. – Columbus Youth Jazz Workshop (Zach Compston, director) – Columbus Youth Jazz Ensemble (Jessica Sneeringer, director) – Columbus Youth Jazz Studio (Ryan Hamilton, director) – Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra
Come out and see our flagship youth jazz ensemble, the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra (CYJO), under the direction of Mark Donavan, open for the Columbus Jazz Orchestra on their Sunday matinee. The orchestra’s talented high school musicians further their experience in America’s classical music through a 30-week session during the school year and performances at the Southern Theatre and beyond. The CYJO
The Jazz Academy Jam Sessions are a community-focused, curated jam session series held the second Tuesday of each month in the Jazz Academy October 2022-May 2023. Jazz musicians of all ages and experience levels are invited to participate in the jam. Each session will have a theme with a list of tunes that will be drawn from.
The CCJB is a legacy ensemble held in the fall, spring and summer in the Jazz Academy directed by Jess Sneeringer. Consisting of community members from all occupations and backgrounds, the CCJB is a welcoming environment that performs in a variety of venues each season such as Natalie's - Grandview, JazZoo and more. Join the fall edition of the CCJB
Join us for an unforgettable evening as Tony Hagood's piano mastery takes center stage, alongside a band featuring some of Columbus’s best. A graduate of Capital University with a bachelor's degree in music performance in 2010, Tony has been enthralling audiences all over the world with his musical versatility and programming diversity, performing in including China, Japan, South Korea, France,