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Jazz Arts Group

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$18 - $71
February 14
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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Free
February 16 @ 2:00 pm
RSVP Join us and be a part of our discussion with the guest artists from Unforgettable Love Songs of Nat King Cole and Others. Offstage at the Jazz Academy this February will feature phenomenal jazz artists, Benny Benack III and Lena Seikaly. 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,… read more
Free
February 21 @ 7:00 pm
A new incarnation of his previous projects, Brandon Coleman's Fourth Kind is a modern jazz group focused on interplay, texture, and adventure.  Drawing upon themes from science fiction, late-night AM radio, and personal stories, Fourth Kind plays a repertoire of prog-infused jazz that showcases not only the individuals' musical abilities, but the ability of the group as a whole to shift gears at a moment's notice. About the Series: 4th Floor Live provides artists with a platform for creativity while providing curious listeners the intimate experience… read more
February 23 @ 10:00 am
Buy Tickets - 10 AM Show Buy Tickets - 11:30 AM Show 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. Parents love this program because “the musicians [are] extremely family friendly,” as reported by a mom this past season. “We loved the approachability of the programming.” Maggie Green is a mother,… read more
February 24 @ 3:00 pm
Buy Tickets The Columbus Youth Jazz program returns to the Clintonville Woman's Club for its annual "Swing Sunday" event, showcasing the four distinct ensembles consisting of the finest student musicians in Central Ohio! - Columbus Youth Jazz Workshop (Zach Compston, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Studio (Matt James, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Ensemble (Ryan Hamilton, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra (Mark Donavan, director) You can purchase your tickets in advance at the suggested donation price. Snacks and beverages… read more
$21.50
February 28 @ 8:00 pm
NEA Jazz Master Pianist, Ellis Marsalis
Ellis Marsalis, NEA Jazz Master and pianist, educator and patriarch of the first family of New Orleans jazz, brings his trio to the intimate Lincoln Theatre for one performance only as part of the Jazz Arts Group’s new Jazz at the Lincoln Theatre concert series.  Don't miss your chance to see this legendary pianist in a rare concert appearance. Read Ellis Marsalis Biography The Concert Sponsor for the Ellis Marsalis Trio is Grange Insurance. $20 per person | $10 students (plus a… read more
March 10 @ 2:00 pm
RSVP For eight weeks, middle and high school students across central Ohio have met to develop their skills as a jazz musician in our Columbus Youth Jazz Lab (CYJL) program. Many of these students joined us in the fall semester as well, showing their dedication to the art of jazz music. The CYJL works to expand each students’ abilities in jazz style, improvisation and overall technique through a combo-based curriculum. Join us at 2 PM for the CYJL final performance… read more
$18 - $71
March 14
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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Free
March 16 @ 2:00 pm
RSVP Joel Frahm and Omar Coleman will be joining us at Offstage at the Jazz Academy while in Columbus performing at the March Swingin’ with the CJO show, Nothing But the Blues. Bring your questions and comments to our open discussion and find out what these talented artists are like outside of their extraordinary music careers. 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… read more
March 23 @ 10:00 am
Buy Tickets - 10 AM Show Buy Tickets - 11:30 AM Show 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. Parents love this program because “the musicians [are] extremely family friendly,” as reported by a mom this past season. “We loved the approachability of the programming.” The Bobby Floyd Trio is a… read more
$21.50
April 5 @ 8:00 pm
Huntertones
Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music. Their high energy, horn-driven sound features genre bending composition and unconventional covers. Every show is a social experience celebrating the joy of music. The band formed in Columbus, Ohio and is now based in Brooklyn, NY. They’ve performed in over 20 countries worldwide and continue to tour the US and abroad. Their latest release, Passport, is a collection of songs inspired by their experiences sharing music with… read more
$18 - $71
April 25

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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Free
April 27 @ 2:00 pm
RSVP In our April show, Gospel and Soul Meet Rock and Roll; and now you get to meet the guests artists who made it happen. Quan Howell and Shayna Steele will be joining us at Offstage at the Jazz Academy to engage in an in depth conversation with you! 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… read more
May 5 @ 4:00 pm
RSVP Our nationally renowned Columbus Youth Jazz (CYJ) program culminates the 2018-2019 season in a performance at Fort Hayes High School featuring the top four bands. Come see the CYJ Workshop, Ensemble, Studio, and Orchestra showcase the repertoire they have been developing this year and their skills in improvisation and jazz style. This two hour performance is free and open to the public. CDs will be on sale at the event. If you have a child who is auditioning for… read more
$225 - $350
June 3 @ 9:00 am
Led By: Zach Compston, Mark Donavan and Special Guests Dates: Monday – Friday, June 3 – 7 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 8th 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… read more
$325 - $350
June 10 @ 9:00 am
Led by: Sean Carney Band Dates: Monday – Friday, June 10-14 Times: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Final Performance at the Gahanna Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival – TBD Fee: $325 for Jazz Academy members, $350 for new participants Register by: Saturday, June 1st 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… read more
$300 - $350
July 8 @ 9:00 am
Dates: Monday – Friday, July 8-12 Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Sunny 95 Park 4395 Carriage Hill Lane Upper Arlington, Ohio, 43221 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 and… read more
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