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

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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Inside Track guest artist workshop: Jeff Coffin 1-17-2015

Students and audiences alike from Farmington, Maine to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Perth, Australia to Nashville, TN to Johannesburg, South Africa have been astonished by Jeff's unique teaching and performing techniques. His listening, improvisation, and performance clinics have helped countless stude

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100 Years of Frank Sinatra ft. Dee Daniels, Dwight Lenox & Phil Clark 2-5-2015 thru 2-8-2015

100 Years of Frank Sinatra ft. Dee Daniels, Dwight Lenox & Phil Clark

Come fly away with the CJO as we pay tribute to The Chairman of the Board, on the 100th anniversary of his birth! Ol' Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, defined the classic American Songbook for decades with verve and panache. Long acclaimed as the world's greatest performer of popular music, Sinatra

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Offstage at the Jazz Academy featuring Dee Daniels 2-7-2015

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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PBJ & Jazz: Mary McClendon & Friends 2-14-2015

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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PBJ & Jazz: Jazz Daddies 3-7-2015

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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Side by Side ft. John Clayton, Gerald Clayton & the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra 3-12-2015 thru 3-15-2015

Side by Side ft. John Clayton, Gerald Clayton & the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra

From the masters to the disciples, from father to son, generations of jazz are celebrated in this side by side tribute to the Great American Songbook! Grammy Award-winning bassist/composer/arranger John Clayton conducts the CJO side by side with the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra in this tribute t

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Offstage at the Jazz Academy featuring Gerald Clayton 3-14-2015

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 Inside Track series presents Ritmos Unidos 3-27-2015

Jazz Arts Group's Inside Track series presents Ritmos Unidos

Led by seven-time Grammy nominee and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professor Michael Spiro, Ritmos Unidos is a high-energy ensemble comprised of Jacobs faculty and alumni that mixes Latin jazz, American funk, Brazilian pop, and other syncretic styles.

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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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