The PBJ & Jazz summer series is pleased to return to the Topiary Park downtown for its fourth season of free outdoor concerts. PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park: Jazz for Kids and Families is a collaborative effort between the Jazz Arts Group, Friends of the Topiary Park, Friends of the Library, and the Columbus Museum of Art.
The summer series kicks off on Saturday, June 9 with Brasileira. Other series highlights include the Aaron Scott Trio with Bryan Olsheski (July 14); Matt & Natalie Adams (August 11); and the Vernon Hairston Trio with Mary McClendon (September 8).
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 retired music educator Rebecca Ogden — and are a great introduction to live music for the youngest audience member.
PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park concerts are free and follow family storytime at 11:00 AM at the Main Library. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket. The noon concert will conclude with a hands-on art activity, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, presented by the Columbus Museum of Art. The Topiary Park is located at 480 E. Town Street in downtown Columbus. In the event of rain, concerts and art activities will be held inside the Main Library at 96 S. Grant Avenue. Call 614-294-5200 x 107 or visit www.jazzartsgroup.org for more information.
PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park: Jazz for Kids and Families is presented by Friends of the Topiary Park and sponsored by the Discovery Special Improvement District, the Jennifer Michel Keefer Memorial Fund at the Columbus Foundation, and Friends of the Library. In-kind support is provided by Columbus Recreation and Parks and the Discovery Special Improvement District. Exclusive media support is provided by WCBE 90.5 FM.