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769 E. Long St,
Columbus, OH 43203 United States

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April 22 @ 2:00 pm
Led By: Zach Compston and JAG Teaching Artists Date: Sunday, April 22nd Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Location: Jazz Academy The jam session is a long standing tradition for jazz musicians who want to hone their skills with a live band. Join us at the Jazz Academy for a jam session led by JAG artists! Open to all ages and ability levels. Join us in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month in April! Jazz Arts Group is hosting the 4th Floor… read more
April 23 @ 7:00 pm
Led by: Alex Burgoyne and his band Date: April 23rd Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fee: Free to the public Join Alex Burgoyne and his band for a look at a few of the major contributors to the free jazz movement. We'll discuss some of the ​musical techniques of the free jazz movement, as well as the performance practice​,​ communication​, ​improvisational​, and compositional​ styles​ of Ornette Coleman, Paul Motian, Albert Ayler, and Lennie Tristano, to name a few. Join us… read more
April 26 @ 6:30 pm
Led by: Vaughn Wiester Dates: Thursdays, April 5th thru April 26th Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Jazz Academy Fee: FREE Register Now Spend some time with a handful of Vaughn's favorite jazz records. We'll examine jazz performances from perspectives narrow and wide. We'll look at elements such as form and style while taking note of what's inside or outside the "common practice." We'll even discuss the connection between Miles Davis and Beethoven. There is sure to be something… read more
April 28 @ 2:00 pm

Join our Columbus Jazz Orchestra guest artists Nicole Henry and Michael Lynche for a casual and engaging conversation with you – the audience! “Offstage at the Jazz Academy” provides participants a FREE behind-the-scenes glimpse at the unique lives and music of our guest artists – adding a new perspective to being an audience member. You will have the opportunity to hear music and insights of each artist and ask questions in an intimate setting at the Jazz Academy.

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June 4 @ 10:00 am
Led By: Rebecca Ogden and Zach Compston with special musical guests Dates: Monday-Friday, June 4-8 Times: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Fee: $125.00 Register by: Friday, June 1st Recommended for ages 6-12 – no instrumental music experience required. Register The “Jazz Cats” Ages 6-12 camp is designed to be a fun and interactive immersion into the art of jazz and improvisation. During the week, we will discover the magic of improvisation in the style of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, and other jazz… read more
$325 - $350
June 11 @ 9:00 am
Led by: Sean Carney Band Dates: Monday – Friday, June 11-15 Times: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Final Performance at the Gahanna Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival – Saturday, June 16th Fee: $325 for Jazz Academy members, $350 for new participants Register by: Friday, 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… read more
$225 - $350
June 18 @ 9:00 am
Led By: Zach Compston, Mark Donavan and Special Guests Dates: Monday – Friday, June 18 – 22 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, and bass. Register Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop is an excellent opportunity for instrumentalists of all ability levels to hone… read more
$75 - $100
July 12 @ 7:00 pm
Led By:                        Pete Mills Dates/Times:           Thursdays, July 12th through August 9th, 7pm-9pm Final Performance at JazZoo – August 10th Fee:                             $100 for new members, $75 for returning members Register by:             Friday, July 5th, 2018 For instrumentalists with fundamental experience on Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Bass or Drum Set. REGISTER NOW! The Columbus Community Jazz Band is the chance for anyone who has played an instrument to get back in… read more