The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is America's oldest not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to producing, performing and promoting jazz. JAG is the third largest performing arts organization in Columbus and consists of four focus areas: the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO), one of the world's finest professional jazz orchestras; the Jazz Academy, JAG's extensive instructional programs educating both students and adults about jazz and American music; Inside Track, a jazz and blues performance series presented at the historic Lincoln Theatre and beyond; and Affiliate Musicians, a program providing employment opportunities for professional musicians. Part of the mission of the Jazz Arts Group is to link talented professionals with serious consumers interested in supporting live jazz. The Affiliate Musicians program features artists who represent the highest level of musicianship and professionalism in any setting. The Jazz Arts Group will provide solo musicians, small groups or full bands for elegant background music, lively dance music or an entertaining show.