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September 9 @ 1:00 pm
Harrison West Jazz Stage

Join us for Birdshack September 9!   The Harrison West Jazz Stage returns for its sixth season September 9 – September 30 at the Harrison Park Gazebo. Presented by Jazz Arts Group in partnership with Harrison West Society, this series of FREE concerts features local jazz musicians and showcases a wide range of jazz styles over the four concert series. The series kicks off September 9th with Birdshack, a dynamic jazz trio featuring Tony McClung, Jeffrey Ciampa, and Joshua Hill.…

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September 16 @ 1:00 pm
Harrison West Jazz Stage

Join us for Flippo September 16!   The Harrison West Jazz Stage returns for its sixth season September 9 – September 30 at the Harrison Park Gazebo. Presented by Jazz Arts Group in partnership with Harrison West Society, this series of FREE concerts features local jazz musicians and showcases a wide range of jazz styles over the four concert series. Columbus favorites, Flippo, will be featured on September 16th with a taste of Jazz/Rock Fusion from Michael Cox, Dennis Hodges,…

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$23
September 22 @ 8:00 pm
Tenor Titans of the Capital City
Celebrating the lives and legacies of legendary tenor saxophonists Rusty Bryant, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Gene Walker, the concert will include a world premiere work composed by CJO principal arranger and saxophonist Chad Eby, and feature a roster of notable area saxophonists and instrumentalists. It’s especially fitting that the event takes place at the historic Lincoln Theatre where Rusty Bryant, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Gene Walker are all inductees in the Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame. $20 per person |… read more
Free
September 23 @ 1:00 pm
Harrison West Jazz Stage

Join us for the Shawn “Thunder” Wallace Quartet September 23!   The Harrison West Jazz Stage returns for its sixth season September 9 – September 30 at the Harrison Park Gazebo. Presented by Jazz Arts Group in partnership with Harrison West Society, this series of FREE concerts features local jazz musicians and showcases a wide range of jazz styles over the four concert series. The Shawn “Thunder” Wallace Quartet takes the stage September 23rd. Shawn Wallace has performed nationally and…

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Free
September 30 @ 1:00 pm
Harrison West Jazz Stage

Join us for New Basics Brass Band September 30!   The Harrison West Jazz Stage returns for its sixth season September 9 – September 30 at the Harrison Park Gazebo. Presented by Jazz Arts Group in partnership with Harrison West Society, this series of FREE concerts features local jazz musicians and showcases a wide range of jazz styles over the four concert series. Wrapping up the series, on September 30th, will be New Basics Brass Band, which 614 Magazine describes…

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$18 - $71
October 18
Fascinating Rhythm featuring Maurice Hines

Featuring Maurice Hines The Swingin’ with the CJO concert series kicks off with an appearance by Tony Award-nominee Maurice Hines. A star of stage and screen, the singer/tap dancer joins with Byron Stripling and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra in a high energy, tour-de-force evening of hot jazz and dance. Maurice Hines appeared on Broadway and in touring productions of “The Girl in the Pink Tights” with famed French chanteuse and ballerina, Zi Zi Jeanmaire, “Eubie” and “Sophisticated Ladies,” with his…

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$18 - $71
November 28
Home for the Holidays featuring Niki Haris

Featuring Niki Haris The CJO heats up the yuletide season with the annual Home for the Holidays concerts, this season featuring vocalist Niki Haris, daughter of soul-jazz piano great, Gene Harris. While Niki excels at jazz, blues and gospel, and is in high demand at jazz clubs and festivals, it was on the international pop music scene where she first became known. Niki performed alongside mega pop diva, Madonna, on the “Who’s That Girl,” “Blond Ambition,” and “The Girlie Show”…

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$23
January 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Songs & Sounds of the Harlem Renaissance
The Jazz Arts Group joins in the year-long, city-wide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance with a reboot of its sold-out, “Ladies Sing the Blues: Songs & Sounds of the Harlem Renaissance,” from the 2016-2017 season. Only this time it’s not just “ladies” singing. We’re expanding the list of classic songs on offer, and the roster of outstanding local performers – male and female, vocalists and instrumentalists. From big band tunes reminiscent of Harlem Renaissance band leaders… read more
$18 - $71
February 14, 2019
Unforgettable: Love Songs of Nat King Cole & Others

Featuring Benny Benack III & Lena Seikaly The CJO provides the romantic soundtrack to the Valentine’s Day weekend with Unforgettable: Love Songs of Nat King Cole & Others, celebrating the centenary of jazz legend Nat King Cole, and featuring two fresh-faced rising stars on the jazz scene, trumpeter-vocalist Benny Benack III, and vocalist Lena Seikaly, an audience favorite at last summer’s JazZoo performances. Trumpeter/vocalist Benny Benack III is equally at home performing jazz and pop, and equally at home as both…

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$23
February 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Jason Marsalis & the 21st Century Trad Band
Vibraphonist/drummer Jason Marsalis is the youngest sibling of jazz greats Wynton, Branford and Delfeayo Marsalis. Together, the four brothers and their patriarch Ellis, comprise New Orleans’ venerable first family of jazz. Jason, along with his musician brothers and father, were honored as National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters in 2011: “The Marsalis family, together and individually, has been enormously influential in the world of jazz as performers, composers, conductors, educators, and advocates.” Splitting his time between France and the… read more
$18 - $71
March 14, 2019
Omar & Joel

Featuring Omar Coleman and Joel Frahm March madness kicks off with the CJO getting down and dirty in blues country with Nothing But the Blues, featuring windy city blues vocalist and harmonicist Omar Coleman and saxophonist Joel Frahm. Omar Coleman’s performances are rooted in the blues, spiked with R&B urgency, and resonant with deep-soul passion. He has appeared on jazz and blues festivals internationally and been embraced by such estimable blues legends as Ruth Brown, Sean Carney, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy,…

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$23
April 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Huntertones
Known for their high energy, horn-driven sound that melds jazz, funk, rock, and soul, Huntertones add depth and contrast to their live sets by shifting from a dynamic six-piece ensemble to a trio featuring saxophone, sousaphone, and beat-boxing, keeping their listeners’ eyes and ears open at every turn. Huntertones formed in Columbus, Ohio at The Ohio State University and hosted their first shows at a house on Hunter Avenue. Their first Midwest tour was sponsored by the Jazz Arts Group.… read more
$18 - $71
April 25, 2019

Featuring Quan Howell & Shayna Steele The Columbus Jazz Orchestra concludes its 2018-2019 season with Gospel & Soul Meet Rock & Roll featuring former “Sounds of Blackness” lead vocalist, Quan Howell (a guest artist on the CJO’s 2016-2017 “Soul Session” concerts), alongside Shayna Steele, whose dynamic vocals can be heard on tracks by Moby including his #1 Billboard Dance track, “Disco Lies,” and in concert with Bette Midler and Rihanna. Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.;…

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