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

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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Inside Track guest artist workshop: Bria Skonberg 10-10-2014

Versatility, tradition, innovation and creativity are at the core of Bria Skonberg's inspiring musical identity. Join Bria and her band as she explores the evolution of jazz improvising from its New Orleans roots and its advancement through the 20th century, while discussing the importance of indivi

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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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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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