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

JazZoo! Ragtime, Blues & All That Jazz featuring Helen Welch 8-8-2014

JazZoo! Ragtime, Blues & All That Jazz featuring Helen Welch

This summer, the Jazz Arts Group will take jazz to a wilder place as the Columbus Jazz Orchestra takes center stage at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for the ninth season of JazZoo!

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JazZoo! Elton John, Billy Joel & Some Rock 'n' Roll featuring Dave Powers 8-15-2014

JazZoo! Elton John, Billy Joel & Some Rock 'n' Roll featuring Dave Powers

This summer, the Jazz Arts Group will take jazz to a wilder place as the Columbus Jazz Orchestra takes center stage at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for the ninth season of JazZoo!

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Jazz Arts Group's Inside Track series presents Your Song ft. dw6 9-12-2014

Jazz Arts Group's Inside Track series presents Your Song ft. dw6

Rather than trying to adhere to today's constantly changing pop culture climate, the Dan White Sextet (dw6) strives to define its own path: to create genuine, original music that is inspired by the voices of the past and the soundtrack of the present; the music for life in the next ten minutes as we

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CJO's Motown Medley ft. Mary Wilson 9-19-2014 thru 9-20-2014

CJO's Motown Medley ft. Mary Wilson

Join the CJO for a supreme evening with legendary vocalist Mary Wilson as they pay tribute to the famed Hitsville U.S.A. label and the artists and songs that exemplified The Motown Sound. Filling the charts with thirty-three Top 40 hits, Mary Wilson lived the life of a star as she, Diana Ross and Fl

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Jazz Arts Group's Inside Track series presents Bria Skonberg Quintet 10-10-2014

Jazz Arts Group's Inside Track series presents Bria Skonberg Quintet

The Bria Skonberg Quintet is a powerhouse combination of emerging talent in the New York jazz scene.

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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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