Loading Events

← Back to Events

Jazz Arts Group

March 31 @ 6:00 pm
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
April 3 @ 8:00 pm
Melissa Aldana

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.

read more
April 9 @ 7:00 pm
Due to the current global climate and state guidelines regarding COVID-19, this event will be postponed. Please check back here for more information. About the Series: 4th Floor Live provides artists with a platform for creativity while providing curious listeners the intimate experience they want. The 4th Floor of the historic Lincoln Theatre becomes a true listening room where artists and audiences can share live jazz that celebrates tradition while looking to the future. read more
$13.5 – $71.5
April 23 @ 7:30 pm
Ty Taylor

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.

read more
April 25 @ 2:00 pm
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
April 30 @ 7:00 pm
What better way to spend Jazz Appreciation Day than at 4th Floor Live? SANCTUARY is a dynamic supergroup of Columbus musicians that pays homage to the "electric" period of Miles Davis. Led by drummer Tony McClung, the band has played once/twice a year since 2013 and the lineup has been different every single time; from acclaimed Detroit trumpeter Dwight Adams, to local legends Bobby Floyd, James Gaiters, and Michael Cox, to younger musicians Zakk Jones and Willie Barthel. This connecting… 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
CAMP Blues
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
June 22 @ 5:30 pm
Join us for our Summer Jam Sessions in June, July and August! Live at the Lincoln Cafe, 740 E Long Street. This is your chance to sit in and play with past and present Columbus Youth Jazz members, college musicians and some of the finest professional musicians in Central Ohio. You never know who will show up to perform! Our jam sessions are for instrumentalists of all ability levels - learn a 12-bar blues song, a jazz standard or a… read more
$325 – $350
July 6 @ 9:00 am
Camp Jazz: Sing with the Band!
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
August 3 @ 10:00 am
Jazz Cats Half-Day Camp
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
+ Export Events