Jazz Arts Group Announces 2013 PBJ & Jazz Summer Concert Series

The PBJ & Jazz summer series is pleased to return to the Topiary Park downtown for its fifth 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, Friend’s of the Topiary Park and the Library, and the Columbus Museum of Art.

The summer series kicks off on Saturday, June 8 with the Dan White Sextet. Other series highlights include the Kristen Eubanks Band (July 13); the Bobby Floyd Trio with Bobbi Townes (August 10); and Minan-Dya (September 14).

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.

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