2014-15 PBJ & Jazz Series Announced

The 2014-15 PBJ & Jazz Concert Series at the Lincoln Theatre is scheduled to begin November 15. The series is an excellent way to introduce children to jazz and music in a fun and child-oriented atmosphere. There will be two performances for each of the five Saturday concerts; one at 10am, then another at 11:30am. It’s affordable weekend fun for children and their families: $5 at the door with no family being charged more than $20. Each child will be given a PB&J sandwich, juice, and cookie.

The schedule is as follows:

Nov. 15: Rachel Sepulveda & Ritmo Ondas

Dec. 6: Rob Parton Quintet with Kristy Parton (Holiday ‘Sounds of the Season’)

Jan. 10: Sean Carney & the Sean Carney Band

Feb. 14: Mary McClendon & Friends

March 7: Jazz Daddies

More information about the series:

The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is pleased to return to the Lincoln Theatre for the 2014-2015 season of the Jazz Academy’s PBJ & Jazz concert series presented by Bob Evans Farms. Due to popular demand, this year’s season will continue to include two performance times per concert, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

 The season kicks off on Saturday, November 15 featuring the Latin jazz of Rachel Sepulveda & Ritmo Ondas. Other series highlights include the holiday ”sounds of the season” featuring the Rob Parton Quintet with Kristy Parton (December 6, 2014), blues guitar master Sean Carney & the Sean Carney Band (January 10, 2015), the vocal stylings of Mary McClendon & Friends in a special Valentine’s Day concert (February 14, 2015), and a “Jazz Daddies” jam (March 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 Rebecca Ogden and are a great introduction to live music for the youngest audience member.

 “It has been so much fun over the years to work with great musicians playing real live jazz for kids and their families,” states Ogden. “Every concert is a treat. I am delighted that PBJ & Jazz has a life after the Columbus Music Hall in its new home at the Lincoln!”

 PBJ & Jazz concerts are $5 per person at the door with a family maximum of $20. Children receive a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, juice and a cookie. The 2014-15 concerts will be held in the ballroom in the Lincoln Theatre complex, 769 E. Long Street, Columbus, OH 43203. All concerts begin promptly at 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. Call 614-294-5200 or visit www.jazzartsgroup.org for more information.

 The PBJ & Jazz series is presented by Bob Evans Farms with ongoing support from the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and The Columbus Foundation. Exclusive media support is provided by WCBE 90.5 FM.

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