February 6 @ 7:00 pm
Alex Burgoyne and his quartet, featuring Stan Smith, Phil Maneri, and Ryan Folger is a group focused on the freedom of open forms and improvisation. Drawing from influences like Paul Motian and Ornette Coleman, as well as great guitarist composers from the fusion era, Alex and his band express a wide range of musical emotions, from soft and introspective to bombastic and wild. Join us in person or online for live music and the opportunity to discuss with the artists… read more
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
February 14 @ 8:00 pm
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.
$13.5 – $71.5
February 20 @ 7:30 pm
New York Times jazz critic Nate Chinen described trumpeter/vocalist/composer Bria Skonberg as having become “the shining hope of hot jazz on the strength of a clarion trumpet style indebted to Louis Armstrong, a smooth purr of a singing voice inspired by Anita O’Day, and the wholesome glow of youth.”
February 22 @ 2:00 pm
Bria Skonberg sits down to answer your questions about her experiences as a successful trumpeter/vocalist and her time on stage with the CJO. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and open environment. You, the audience, will be led in a captivating discussion with our guest artists about their music, inspirations, and life off the stage. Join us at the Jazz Academy or on Facebook @TheJazzAcademy. We encourage… read more
February 27 @ 7:00 pm
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Kevin began playing guitar at the age of 9. He was trained as a jazz guitarist but spent an equal amount of time playing in the pop genre. Kevin has performed, recorded and/or toured alongside a number of artists including Diane Schuur, Destiny’s Child, Dr. John, and Lalah Hathaway. He currently tours and records with Grammy award-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum and is the professor of jazz guitar at The Ohio State University. "Since I… read more
The Columbus Youth Jazz Girls Project is a month-long music-making program that celebrates female musicians who are dedicated to their music. During each rehearsal, we will develop our skills as an ensemble while exploring jazz improvisation and soloing, creating a fun and encouraging space for students to build confidence and courage. Featuring special guest artists and educators, the CYJ Girls Project will focus on musical topics such as jazz improvisation, ensemble techniques, and important females in jazz history. We’ll also… read more
$13.5 – $71.5
March 12 @ 7:30 pm
“Whisper! Speak easy. The police are watching!” warned one Pittsburgh newspaper when describing speakeasies, the illicit, hole-in-the-wall, unlicensed bars that sprang up in many of America’s big cities during prohibition.
Ian Finkel and Tony Glausi sit down to answer your questions during their four night run of shows with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and open environment. You, the audience, will be led in a captivating discussion with our guest artists about their music, inspirations, and life off the stage. Join us at the Jazz Academy or on Facebook @TheJazzAcademy. We… read more
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 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… read more
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.
$13.5 – $71.5
April 23 @ 7:30 pm
The Columbus Jazz Orchestra concludes its 2019-2020 season with Soul Time Machine: From Cab Calloway to Little Richard featuring Ty Taylor, lead singer of the Los Angeles-based soul/rock band Vintage Trouble.
Don't miss your last chance of the season to ask CJO guest artists your burning questions as we sit down with Ty Taylor. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and open environment. You, the audience, will be led in a captivating discussion with our guest artists about their music, inspirations, and life off the stage. Join us at the Jazz Academy or on Facebook @TheJazzAcademy. We… read more
$225 – $350
June 8 @ 9:00 am
Led By: Zach Compston, Mark Donavan and Special Guests Dates: Monday – Friday, June 8-12 Times: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fee: $325 for returning members, $350 for new participants ($225 for Columbus Youth Jazz members) Register by: Friday, June 5th For students with a minimum of 2 years of experience on their instrument – saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and vocals. Register Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop is an excellent opportunity for instrumentalists of all ability levels to hone… read more
$325 – $350
June 15 @ 9:00 am
Led by: Sean Carney Band Dates: Monday – Friday, June 15-19 Times: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Final Performance at the Gahanna Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival Fee: $325 for Jazz Academy members, $350 for new participants Register by: Saturday, June 13th Recommended for beginning to intermediate students on vocals, guitar, piano, bass, drum set, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone, ages 11 through adult. Register Sean Carney and the Sean Carney Band for CAMP Blues, a 5-day ensemble experience focusing on… read more
$325 – $350
July 6 @ 9:00 am
Dates: Monday – Friday, July 6-10 Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Jazz Academy, 769 E Long Street, 4th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215 Do you sing in choir, musical theatre, or simply LOVE to sing? The Jazz Arts Group’s Jazz Academy is here to bring out your inner voice! This week-long camp will provide vocalists the opportunity to rehearse and perform solo with a band, and as a member of a vocal jazz ensemble. We will explore the ins… read more
Led By: Rebecca Ogden and Zach Compston with special musical guests Dates: Monday-Friday, August 3-7 Students will have the opportunity to perform with the band at PBJ & Jazz on August 8th at 12:00 PM. Times: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fee: $125.00 Register by: Friday, July 31st Recommended for ages 7-11 – no instrumental music experience required. Register The Jazz Cats half-day camp is designed to be a fun and interactive immersion into the art of jazz and improvisation. During… read more