Jazz Arts Group and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra

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The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is America’s oldest not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to producing, performing and promoting jazz. JAG divides its resources among two areas: performance and education. JAG serves as an "umbrella" organization to the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO), performance activities at the Lincoln Theatre and beyond, the Jazz Academy, and the JAG Affiliate Musicians program. The CJO is led by trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling and presents more than twenty concerts each season at the historic Southern Theatre in its "Swingin’ with the CJO" performance series. More than 2,000 subscribers for this series makes the CJO audience the largest jazz orchestra subscription base in the United States. The CJO performs an outdoor summer concert series, JazZoo!, at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The Jazz Arts Group believes in the power of music to transform lives and is committed to offering lifelong-learning opportunities for individuals of all ages, interests, backgrounds and abilities. JAG achieves this with our two Jazz Academy programs: Jazz in the Community and Jazz in Schools. In June, 2009 JAG opened the Jazz Academy’s community instructional space. With nearly 5,000 square feet, this is a premier facility for multi-generational and recreational music making, ensemble playing, after-school programs, and lectures with world-class musicians - a place where everyone can listen, learn and play. JAG makes a significant impact on thousands of people each year through in-school performances and residencies, professional development for educators, internships for young people and masterclasses with world-renowned musicians. These Jazz Academy initiatives are just a few of the ways the Jazz Arts Group is making a difference through music.

Upcoming Events

The Piano Roles led by Dave Powers 10-7-2014 thru 11-25-2014

Join renowned pianist, educator, and musical personality Dave Powers as he embarks on a journey through jazz history and pop culture highlighting the great jazz pianists and the piano's role in jazz and popular music.

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Singin' Solo & Fronting the Band - Vocal Lab 10-15-2014 thru 11-19-2014

Have you ever dreamed of being the lead singer fronting a band? Well, now is your chance! Join Rachel Sepulveda and Tony Bonardi as they explore the key components of singing with a combo, from stylizing to repertoire, from singing technique to communicating and performing with confidence. You will

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A Night at the Movies ft. Carly Thomas Smith 10-23-2014 thru 10-26-2014

A Night at the Movies ft. Carly Thomas Smith

The classic hits of Hollywood come to life through the magic of the CJO in a spectacular evening of music from the silver screen.

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Offstage at the Jazz Academy featuring Carly Thomas Smith 10-25-2014

Join us for a new workshop series titled Offstage at the Jazz Academy hosted by Byron Stripling. Join Byron for a casual and engaging conversation with the wonderful guest artists of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. Offstage at the Jazz Academy provides participants a behind-the-scenes glimpse from the

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Jazz Arts Group's One Night Only annual celebration 11-7-2014

Jazz Arts Group's One Night Only annual celebration

The historic Lincoln Theatre will be in full swing with the remarkable Tony Monaco Trio in the ballroom, and Columbus Youth Jazz members led by Mark Donavan in the Jazz Academy. Then the main stage spotlight shines bright on a star-studded group led by trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling, featuring a s

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PBJ & Jazz: Rachel Sepulveda & Ritmo Ondas 11-15-2014

PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus' finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are hosted by former Columbus Music Hall owner and retired music educator Rebec

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Home for the Holidays ft. Curtis Stigers 12-4-2014 thru 12-7-2014

Home for the Holidays ft. Curtis Stigers

Platinum-selling crooner Curtis Stigers joins the CJO for the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the sounds of the season at our annual holiday spectacular! Singer/songwriter/saxophonist Curtis Stigers' exquisite voice and prolific songwriting has seen him trek through pop, jazz, blues, soul

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PBJ & Jazz: Rob Parton Quintet ft. Kristy Parton 12-6-2014

PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus' finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are hosted by former Columbus Music Hall owner and retired music educator Rebec

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PBJ & Jazz: Sean Carney & the Sean Carney Band 1-10-2015

PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus' finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are hosted by former Columbus Music Hall owner and retired music educator Rebec

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Jazz Arts Group's Inside Track series presents Jeff Coffin & the Mu'tet 1-16-2015

Jazz Arts Group's Inside Track series presents Jeff Coffin & the Mu'tet

The Mu'tet is led by Jeff Coffin, saxophonist from the Dave Matthews Band. Also a composer, educator, and three-time Grammy Award winner, you likely know Jeff from his 14-year tenure with the genre-defying Bela Fleck & the Flecktones (1997-2010).

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Tours

Jazz it up!

Jazz it up!

Take a backstage tour of the majestic Southern Theatre before a Columbus Jazz Orchestra concert and meet Artistic Director Byron Stripling after the show.

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JazZoo

JazZoo

Enjoy dinner and a JazZoo concert at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Meet Artistic Director Byron Stripling and interact with exotic zoo animals.

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