Audience-programmed "CJO By Request" closes out season with guest vocalist Maria Jacobs

The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is getting ready to close out the Columbus Jazz Orchestra’s Great American Songbook season with a show chosen entirely by our audience! CJO By Request (May 20-21 at the Southern Theatre) has been programmed by audience requests taken throughout the whole 2010-11 season to create the final playlist and will feature guest
vocalist Maria Jacobs.

CJO Artistic Director Byron Stripling has revealed the playlist to include:

* “Summertime”
* “It Ain’t Necessarily So”
* “Ain’t Misbehavin'”
* “Peanut Vendor” (Kenton Style)
* “Maleguena” (Kenton Style)
* “I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead You Rascal You”
* “Moon River”
* “God Bless the Child” (Sung by Jim Masters)
* “Georgia on My Mind”
* “What a Wonderful World”
* “At Last”
* “Super Sax”
* “(Won’t You Come Home) Bill Bailey”
* “A Night in Tunisia” (Dizzy Gillespie)
* “Minnie the Moocher”
* “S Wonderful”
* “I Can’t Get Started”
* “New York, New York”
* “My Funny Valentine”
* “Here’s That Rainy Day”
* “When the Saints Go Marching In”
* “Misty”
* “I Thought About You”
* “The Way You Look Tonight”
* “Jailhouse Rock”

Jazz Arts Group has also held a month-long voting campaign during April’s
Jazz Appreciation Month to complete the playlist of the CJO By Request
performance with one final request. A last chance online campaign allows
voters to choose one of three additional requests with their dollars. The
request with the most dollars at the end of April will be declared the
winner, and each person that votes with a minimum contribution of $10 will
be entered into a contest to win a signed score of the final request!

The final three selections to choose from include:

* “Amazing Grace” featuring Bobby Floyd on B-3
* “Sing, Sing, Sing” featuring Bob Breithaupt on drums
* Big Band Medley: “April in Paris”, “In the Mood”, “Begin the
Beguine”, “One O’clock Jump”, “Woodchoppers Ball”, “Don’t Be that Way”,
“Song of India”, “Take the ‘A’ Train”

The season finale will also feature guest vocalist Maria Jacobs. Born and
raised in Cleveland, Jacobs had 15 years of classical flute study and also
studied piano, but her main musical goal was always to be a jazz singer. She
won a music scholarship to Ohio State University, sang locally, and worked
as a disc jockey at WCPN Radio in Cleveland. She lived and sang for 11 years
in Los Angeles, appearing in local jazz clubs, and currently lives in Kent,
Ohio. Her new release is titled Chasing Dreams.

Single tickets are available through the CAPA Ticket Office for $49 (main
floor), $46 (first balcony) and $41 (second balcony). Tickets are available
by phone at 614-469-0939 and through all Ticketmaster outlets. For more
information call 614-294-5200 or visit

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