The Columbus Community Jazz Band is the chance for anyone who has played an instrument to get back in the swing of things! Led by some of Columbus’ finest musicians, the CCJB performs jazz classics in a fun and engaging environment.

This spring we return to making music together in a traditional big band setting, led by trombonist Jessica Sneeringer, one of Columbus’ most well-regarded musicians and educators and a frequent performer with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and Famous Jazz Orchestra. We will meet every Wednesday night for 6-weeks and end our season with a final public performance.

This ensemble is open to musicians with fundamental experience on saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass and drum set. 

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, proof of vaccination will be required of all participants eligible for a fully FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine. Exemptions will be provided for participants based on medical or religious reasons. If you are in need of an exemption to participate, please reach out to Mary Manos ( for more information. In addition, all participants regardless of vaccination status will be required to wear a mask and bell cover at all times.

Registration is now open.

Rehearsal Dates: Wednesdays, March 16 – April 20

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location: The Jazz Academy

Fee: $35

Suggested Donation: Valued at $125, we encourage registrants to donate above the required registration fee to continue to make these programs possible. If you wish to donate, you can do so in the registration form or by clicking THIS LINK.