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Jazz Arts Group Announces Celebratory 45th Season

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by Andrew Patton on July 10, 2017

The Jazz Arts Group recently announced its upcoming season, and it’s indeed a special one. JAG will be celebrating the 45th anniversary of its inaugural 1973-74 season with a jam-packed and star-studded lineup of performances for jazz fans of all ages and interests. Byron Stripling and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra kicks off its Swingin’ with the CJO Season at the Southern Theatre with an Anniversary Extravaganza featuring John Clayton, Joshua Redman, and Micah Thomas, and the season also includes appearances by notables like Peggy Kriha Dye, Herlin Riley, Jeff Hamilton, Nicole Henry, and Vaughn Wiester! The Jazz Arts Group Presents series will continue its focus on smaller ensembles and intimate performances by bringing the Rhythm Future Quartet to Notes, the Becca Stevens Band to Shadowbox Live, and both the Vincent Gardner Quartet and Stripling’s popular New Year’s Celebration to the Lincoln Theatre. Dates and details have also been announced for the PBJ & Jazz Concert Series for kids, the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra, and the Off-Stage At The Jazz Academy series of interactive workshops. Keep reading for full details from JAG and get ready to celebrate!

THE JAZZ ARTS GROUP ANNOUNCES ITS 45th CELEBRATORY 2017-2018 SEASON

Season Highlights Include the Columbus Jazz Orchestra’s Popular Swingin’ with the CJO Concert Series at the Historic Southern Theatre; the Jazz Arts Group Presents Concert Series at the Lincoln Theatre, Copious-Notes and Shadowbox Live; PBJ & Jazz Hour-Long Jazz Concerts for Kids & Families at the Lincoln Theatre; and One Night Only, the Jazz Arts Group’s Annual Gala Celebration at the Bluestone

Concert Highlights Include a World Premiere Commission by Composer/Bassist John Clayton; Appearances by Saxophone Great Joshua Redman, “American Idol” Finalist Michael Lynche, Lauded Operatic Soprano Peggy Kriha Dye, Trumpet Virtuoso Byron Stripling, and New Orleans Jazz Stalwart Herlin Riley; Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra’s Vincent Gardner, and Next Gen Jazzers Roberta Gambarini, Becca Stevens, The Rhythm Future Quartet, Micah Thomas, and The Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra

Columbus, OH — Long before NPR launched its “Jazz Night in America,” before Lincoln Center established its “Jazz at Lincoln Center” programs, before non-profit jazz organizations were started in St. Louis (Jazz St. Louis) and San Francisco (SFJazz), The Jazz Arts Group (JAG) was founded in Columbus, Ohio as the very first not-for-profit organization in America dedicated to producing, performing and promoting jazz.  The year was 1973.  That same year the barcode was invented, the U.S. Skylab was launched, the Sears Tower in Chicago opened becoming the world’s tallest building, and Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in a tennis match watched by millions of TV viewers and dubbed, “The Battle of the Sexes.”

During the 2017-2018 season, The Jazz Arts Group celebrates its 45th anniversary with an exceptional lineup of concerts that includes JAG’s flagship performing ensemble, the 16-piece Columbus Jazz Orchestra, intimate performances by nationally recognized artists and ensembles, educational outreach programs, concerts for kids and families, our annual gala fundraising event, “One Night Only,” and a host of free events.

The 45th anniversary season features the Columbus Jazz Orchestra’s popular Swingin’ with the CJO Concert Series at the Southern Theatre, the Jazz Arts Group Presents Concert Series at The Lincoln Theatre and Copious-Notes, and new this year, Shadowbox Live.  Our much-loved PBJ & Jazz Series of hour-long concerts geared toward kids and families returns to the Lincoln Theatre Ballroom, and the Jazz Arts Group’s Jazz Academy will be home to the highly regarded youth jazz programs and FREE Off-Stage at the Academy series events that bring audiences and artists together for informal conversation and sharing.

The Jazz Arts Group’s 45th Anniversary Season Sponsor is Jerry Jurgensen.  Generous support for season programs and operations is also provided by The Columbus Foundation, The Greater Columbus Arts Council, and The Ohio Arts Council.  Additional support comes from Cardinal Health, Bob Evans, Grange Insurance, Ann & Tom Hoaglin, L Brands, Plante-Moran, The Reinberger Foundation, State Auto Insurance Companies, Fahn & Denny Tishkoff, The Westin Columbus, and Southwest Airlines, the official airline of the Jazz Academy.  Media partners include City Scene Magazine, The Dispatch Media Group, Sunny 95, WMNI Radio and WOSU Public Media.
 

Swingin’ with the CJO Concert Series featuring Byron Stripling and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra at the Southern Theatre

Trumpet virtuoso and Columbus Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director, Byron Stripling, leads the high-powered 16-piece CJO in five programs on the Swingin’ with the CJO Concert Series at the historic Southern Theatre (21 East Main Street, Columbus) during the 2017-2018 season.

A CJO 45th Anniversary Extravaganza! | Thursday, October 12 – Sunday, October 15, 2017

  • Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.
  • The Southern Theatre (21 East Main Street, Columbus)
  • Guest artists:  John Clayton (composer/conductor), Joshua Redman (saxophonist), Micah Thomas (pianist)
  • Tickets: $68, $60, $54, $50, $25, $15
  • Tickets available in advance at the CAPA Ticket Office (39 East State Street), all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.  Any remaining tickets day-of will be available at the Southern Theatre Box Office starting two hours before show-time.

The “Swingin’ with the CJO” series kicks off with jazz royalty.  Esteemed jazz composer/ arranger/bassist and co-founder of the Grammy-nominated Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, John Clayton, has been commissioned to create a world premiere composition to honor the Jazz Arts Group’s 45th anniversary.  The work, for orchestra and piano, will feature next gen jazz pianist and Columbus-native Micah Thomas.  Currently studying jazz piano at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music in New York City, Thomas is a recent participant in JAG’s youth jazz programs and is the former pianist for the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra (CYJO), a distinction he shares with yet another exciting young pianist from Columbus who is now making a name for himself on the international jazz scene, Aaron Diehl.

The season opening concert also features special guest artist, Joshua Redman.  The son of legendary avant garde jazz sax man, Dewey Redman, Joshua has emerged as one of the most esteemed saxophonists/composers of his generation.  The Harvard grad (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa in Urban Studies) has appeared alongside such greats as Ray Brown, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Roy Hargrove, Milt Jackson, Quincy Jones, Pat Metheny, Dianne Reeves and Wynton Marsalis, as well as such genre-bending artists as Big Daddy Kane, DJ Logic, John Medeski, MeShell Ndegeocello, The Roots, and Yo Yo Ma.  He has appeared in, and composed for, film, received two Grammy nominations, co-founded the SFJazz Collective, garnered top honors in critics and readers polls of Downbeat, Jazz Times, The Village Voice and Rolling Stone, and performed on the White House lawn with sax legend Illinois Jacquet and then president, Bill Clinton.  

Redman’s participation in the CJO’s season opener is made possible by a generous grant from The Performing Arts Innovation Fund of the Columbus Foundation, which bestowed upon Byron Stripling The Columbus Performing Arts Prize in the amount of $25,000 to support this event.  “The Arts Prize allows us to celebrate with a high-powered extravaganza,” said Stripling.  “In addition to procuring the services of world renowned saxophonist Joshua Redman, we have engaged Grammy-winning composer John Clayton to write a piece celebrating the 45th Anniversary. None of this would have been possible without the generous support of the Arts Prize and we are so thankful for their efforts in uplifting the Arts in Columbus.” Douglas Kridler, President and CEO of The Columbus Foundation, added, “The Columbus Performing Arts Prize is based on the belief that creativity grows when artists are given the flexibility to take on projects they believe in, supporting ideas which are often outside the scope of traditional budgets for organizations.”

 

Home for the Holidays | Thursday, November 29 – Sunday, December 3, 2017

  • Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.
  • Southern Theatre (21 East Main Street, Columbus)
  • Guest artists:  Peggy Kriha Dye (soprano), David Pruyn (vocalist)
  • Tickets: $68, $60, $54, $50, $25, $15
  • Tickets available in advance at the CAPA Ticket Office (39 East State Street), all Ticketmaster Outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.  Any remaining tickets day-of will be available at the Southern Theatre Box Office starting two hours before show-time.

The CJO trumpets in the yuletide with its annual Home for the Holidays concerts, this season featuring internationally applauded operatic soprano and Opera Columbus Artistic Director, Peggy Kriha Dye, along with jazz vocalist David Pruyn.  Expect swinging seasonal favorites, exhilarating arrangements and soaring high notes in the resplendently gilded setting of the Southern Theatre.

Described by Opera News Magazine as “a forceful presence with an intriguingly complex lyric soprano,” Peggy Kriha Dye has performed with major opera companies and orchestras throughout the world, and is currently Artistic Director of Opera Columbus.

Dye originated the role of Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, written and conducted by Andre Previn at the San Francisco Opera, and reprised the role with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Washington National Opera.  Other significant roles include Musetta in La Bohéme with the San Francisco Opera, Shanghai Opera House, and Festival Opera of Walnut Creek; Nannetta in Falstaff with the Utah Opera; Drusilla in L’incoronazione di Poppea with the Houston Grand Opera; and Nedda in I Pagliacci with the Tulsa Opera.  

New Orleans-native David Pruyn first established himself on the jazz scene as a drummer and trumpeter before adding to his list of talents, vocalist.  His singing style, with its fluidity, range and phrasing, has been likened to the great vocal stylist, songwriter and arranger, Mel Torme.  Pruyn has worked on Broadway, in television and film, and has shared stages with Harry Connick, Jr., Dick Hyman, Al Jarreau, The Manhattan Transfer, Bob Mintzer, Doc Severinsen, Byron Stripling, and Frank Sinatra, Jr., among others.

 

100 Years of Buddy Rich & Dizzy Gillespie | February 15 – 18, 2018  

  • Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.
  • Southern Theatre (21 East Main Street, Columbus)
  • Guest artists:  Roberta Gambarini (vocalist) and Jeff Hamilton (bassist/vocalist)
  • Tickets: $68, $60, $54, $50, $25, $15
  • Tickets available in advance at the CAPA Ticket Office (39 East State Street), all Ticketmaster Outlets including Kroger Stores, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.  Any remaining tickets day-of will be available at the Southern Theatre Box Office starting two hours before show-time.

The CJO celebrates the centenary of two jazz legends during its 2017-2018 season with 100 Years of Buddy Rich & Dizzy Gillespie featuring Italian jazz vocalist, Roberta Gambarini, and drummer extraordinaire, Jeff Hamilton.  

Roberta Gambarini was born and raised in Turin, Italy where she began singing and playing the clarinet, before moving to Milan to further her studies.  A scholarship to the New England Conservatory of Music brought Gambarini to America where she would be a finalist at the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.  Jazz critics began to take notice of the young singer, as did jazz greats Betty Carter and James Moody, who became mentors.  Ms. Gambarini has twice earned Grammy nominations – the first for her debut album, “Easy to Love” in 2007, followed by “So in Love” in 2010.  

It’s fitting that legendary drummer Buddy Rich is celebrated by another legendary drummer, Jeff Hamilton.  A co-founder of the Grammy-nominated Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Jeff Hamilton has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in music including Toshiko Akioshi, Benny Carter, Rosemary Clooney, Natalie Cole, Dr. John, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Scott Hamilton, Gene Harris, Milt Jackson, Diana Krall, John Pizzarelli, Lalo Schifrin, George Shearing, Keely Smith, Barbara Streisand, Clark Terry, and Mel Torme.  Columbus’ jazz fans experienced Hamilton’s artistry when he appeared with his trio as part of the Jazz Arts Group’s Inside Track Series (now called “Jazz Arts Group Presents”) at Copious-Notes during the 2015-2016 season

 

New Orleans One Mo’ Time | March 15 – 18, 2018  

  • Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.
  • Southern Theatre (21 East Main Street, Columbus)
  • Guest artists: Herlin Riley (drummer) and Vaughn Wiester (trombonist)
  • Tickets: $68, $60, $54, $50, $25, $15
  • Tickets available in advance at the CAPA Ticket Office (39 East State Street), all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.  Any remaining tickets day-of will be available at the Southern Theatre Box Office starting two hours before show-time.

The CJO’s New Orleans One Mo’ Time takes up where last season’s New Orleans on Parade concerts left off with its celebration of the birthplace of jazz.  The great American experiment, New Orleans, was a confluence of various races, cultures, traditions and musical styles that included gospel, blues, spirituals, ragtime, and Spanish and Acadian songs. The result was jazz, America’s homegrown and unique musical language.  New Orleans-based drummer Herlin Riley and Columbus’ own Vaughn Wiester on trombone, will conjure the spirit of Bourbon Street on Columbus’ Main Street.

The New York Times calls drummer Herlin Riley, “A shining exemplar of New Orleans rhythm — as a cultural study, a living language and a model of hybridity. Working first with the pianist Ahmad Jamal, and then the trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, he established a reputation for his commanding yet ebullient groove.”  Riley will bring that groove to bear when he shares the stage of the Southern Theatre with Byron Stripling, the members of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, and Vaughn Wiester.

Trombonist Vaughn Wiester is a living legend on the Columbus music scene, where he is a respected educator and mentor to young musicians, a top-flight arranger and jazz historian, and the long-standing bandleader of the Famous Jazz Orchestra that bears his name.  Wiester toured with Woody Herman’s band during the 1970s before being recruited by Jazz Arts Group founder, Ray Eubanks, to teach at the newly established Capital University Jazz Studies Program.   

 

Legends of Rhythm & Blues: From Sam Cooke to Stevie Wonder & Beyond | April 26 – 29, 2018

  • Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.
  • Southern Theatre (21 East Main Street, Columbus)
  • Guest artists: Nicole Henry (vocalist), Michael Lynche
    (vocalist)
  • Tickets: $68, $60, $54, $50, $25, $15
  • Tickets available in advance at the CAPA Ticket Office (39 East State Street), all Ticketmaster Outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.  Any remaining tickets day-of will be available at the Southern Theatre Box Office starting two hours before show-time.

The Columbus Jazz Orchestra gets to the heart and soul of rhythm & blues with this concert that traces the genre’s lineage from the late ‘50s through today’s R&B crooners.  Sharing the stage with the Byron Stripling and the CJO are chart-topping vocalist, Nicole Henry, and “American Idol” finalist, Michael Lynche.

In reviewing Nicole Henry’s performance at the upscale Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency in New York City, New York Times music critic, Stephen Holden, referred to the singer as a “Pop-soul superwoman, whose every gesture and inflection conveyed confidence and mastery.”  Both are in evidence in Ms. Henry’s recordings.  Her 2004 debut CD, “The Nearness of You,” won attention from audiences and critics in the U.S. and in Japan, (the latter naming her “Best New Jazz Artist of 2004”).  The following year, her CD, “Teach Me Tonight,” reached number one in Japan and was named HMV Japan’s “Best Vocal Jazz Album of 2005.”  She continued to have success with her 2008 recording, “The Very Thought of You,” which reached number seven on Billboard’s jazz chart, and 2011’s “Embraceable,” reached the top 20 on jazz and smooth jazz radio charts.

Michael Lynche’s commanding voice first filled the airwaves and the hearts of millions of American television viewers during season 9 of the hit show, “American Idol.” While not the eventual winner, he was among a select group of that season’s contestants to earn record label contracts as a result of his stand-out performances.  He subsequently appeared on tour in the U.S. as part of “American Idol LIVE,” and later joined with noted classical and jazz conductor, Jeff Tyzik, for “Let’s Dance,” a concert presentation with symphony orchestra performed throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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Jazz Arts Group Presents Series Brings Notable Guest Artists to Columbus Concert Stages at The Lincoln Theatre, Copious-Notes & Shadowbox Live

Our Jazz Arts Group Presents series focuses on smaller ensembles, up-and-coming artists, intimate performances and educational opportunities that reach into the community.   Performances will take place at the Lincoln Theatre in the King-Lincoln District and at Copious-Notes, and new this year, Shadowbox Live, in the Brewery District.

Rhythm Future Quartet | Thursday, September 28, 2017  

  • 7 & 9 p.m.
  • Copious-Notes, 520 South High Street
  • $20 per person
  • Tickets available in advance through Eventbrite.com starting August 14, 2017.  Any remaining tickets day-of will be available at the door one hour before show-time.  

Representing the next generation of Gypsy Jazz, Rhythm Future Quartet are rising stars in the jazz world, their playing praised for its fluid swing, technical facility and finely honed synchronicity.  The young, acoustic foursome made up of Jason Anick on violin, Olli Soikkeli on 1st guitar, Max O’Rourke on 2nd guitar, and Greg Loughman on upright bass, are taking up the mantle from giants of the genre like Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and their famous “Hot Club of Paris” music.  Rhythm Future Quartet formed in 2014 and immediately began getting noticed with a pair of albums, 2015’s “Rhythm Future Quartet” and 2016’s “Travels.” The latter was picked as one of the best jazz albums of the year by All About Jazz and the Huffington Post.  For their Columbus debut at Copious-Notes, they’ll perform songs from both recordings along with a few surprises.

 
Swingin’ in the New Year with Byron Stripling | Thursday, December 28, 2017

  • 8 p.m.
  • The Lincoln Theatre, 769 East Long Street
  • Tickets: $25 per person | $15 Students
  • Tickets available in advance at the CAPA Ticket Office (39 East State Street), all Ticketmaster Outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.  Any remaining tickets day-of will be available at the Lincoln Theatre Box Office two hours before show-time.

Byron Stripling returns to the beautifully restored Lincoln Theatre for this year-end musical revelry.  Sharing the stage with the trumpet maestro is his quartet comprised of Bobby Floyd on piano and Hammond B3 organ, Larry Cook on bass and Richard Thompson on drums.  Also on hand is special guest vocalist, Quan Howell, formerly of Sounds of Blackness, and who appeared with Byron and the CJO on last season’s “Soul Session” concerts at the Southern Theatre.  The 2016 installment of “Swingin’ in the New Year with Byron Stripling” completely sold-out.

 
The Becca Stevens Band | Thursday, January 25, 2018

  • 8 p.m.
  • Shadowbox Live, 503 South Front Street
  • Tickets: $25 per person
  • Tickets available in advance through Eventbrite.com starting August 14, 2017.  Any remaining tickets day-of will be available at the door one hour before show-time.  

The New York Times describes Becca Stevens as “a best-kept secret” and “impressively absorbing.”  Her style has always evaded categorization with its mix of pop, rock, traditional Appalachian, British folk, world music and jazz.  She has performed and recorded with Snarky Puppy, Esperanza Spalding, Brad Mehldau, David Crosby and José James.  Becca Stevens’ appearance in Columbus is part of an international tour promoting her new CD release, “Regina.”

 
The Vincent Gardner Quintet | Thursday, April 12, 2018

  • 8 p.m.
  • The Lincoln Theatre, 769 East Long Street
  • Tickets: $25 per person | $15 Students
  • Tickets available in advance at the CAPA Ticket Office (39 East State Street), all Ticketmaster Outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.  Any remaining tickets day-of will be available at the Lincoln Theatre Box Office two hours before show-time.

Trombonist/vocalist Vincent Gardner was the winner of the 2014 Downbeat Magazine “Rising Star” Critics Poll for Trombone, as well as the Magazine’s nominee for “Male Vocalist.”  He is the lead trombonist for Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and has both conducted and composed for the ensemble.  As well, he serves as Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra and Instructor, Swing University.  His Columbus engagement is presented in collaboration with the Jazz Arts Group, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the King Arts Complex.

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PBJ & JAZZ CONCERT SERIES — One-Hour Interactive Concerts for Kids & Families

  • 10 & 11:30 a.m.
  • The Lincoln Theatre Ballroom (769 East Long Street, 2nd Floor)
  • Tickets: $5 per person | $20 maximum for families of four or more
  • Tickets available through Eventbrite.com and at the door of the Lincoln Theatre Ballroom

Sponsored by Bob Evans Farms® and PNC Foundation, the PBJ & Jazz Concert Series was created especially for kids and families to introduce jazz and American music to the next generation in a relaxed, fun environment.  Kids can sing-along, dance-along and enjoy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, juice and cookies during these one-hour interactive concerts.

Past PBJ & Jazz performers include the New Basics Brass Band, the Bobby Floyd Trio, Cedric Easton, the Aaron Scott Quartet, Liz Woolley, Mary McClendon, Natalie Adams, Kelly McLennan and the Sean Carney Band.  Artists on the 2017-2018 season will be announced at a later date.

Performance Schedule:

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10 & 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10 & 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10 & 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 10 & 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10 & 11:30 a.m.

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THE COLUMBUS YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA Sundays at the Southern

The talented youngsters of the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra take over the stage of the Southern Theatre every Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. to offer a ½-hour set of classic big band music prior to the start of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra performance at 3 p.m.  The ½-hour CYJO pre-show concert is FREE with the CJO concert admission.

  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2 p.m.

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FREEBIES & EXTRAS

Each season the Jazz Arts Group offers a number of free events and the 2017-2018 season is no exception.   

OFF-STAGE AT THE JAZZ ACADEMY

This series of FREE events offer audiences the chance to engage with guest artists, share their thoughts and ask questions in the relaxed setting of the Jazz Arts Group’s Jazz Academy (769 East Long Street, 4th Floor, Columbus – Above the Lincoln Theatre).  Southwest Airlines is the official airline of the Jazz Academy.  

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2 p.m.

CJO Guest Artists: John Clayton & Micah Thomas

  • Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2 p.m.

CJO Guest Artists: Peggy Kriha Dye & David Pruyn

  • Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2 p.m.

CJO Guest Artists: Roberta Gambarini & Jeff Hamilton

  • Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2 p.m.

CJO Guest Artists: Herlin Riley & Vaughn Wiester

  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2 p.m.

CJO Guest Artists: Nicole Henry & Michael Lynche

While these events are free and open to the public, capacity is limited and RSVPs through Eventbrite.com are encouraged to guarantee a seat.

FRIDAY NIGHT POST-SHOW JAM SESSIONS AT THE WESTIN

Following each of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra’s Friday night performances at the Southern Theatre, the audience is invited to the lobby of the adjoining Westin Columbus Hotel for a free jam session featuring members of the CJO and its guest artists.  Audience members get to chat with some of their favorite CJO band members, enjoy beverages and listen to an impromptu set of great jazz music.  A wonderful musical send-off.

Friday, October 13, 2017 (following the concert at approximately 10 p.m.)

Friday, December 1, 2017 (following the concert at approximately 10 p.m.)

Friday, February 16, 2018 (following the concert at approximately 10 p.m.)

Friday, March 16, 2018 (following the concert at approximately 10 p.m.)

Friday, April 27, 2018 (following the concert at approximately 10 p.m.)

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Subscriptions for the Columbus Jazz Orchestra’s Swingin’ with the CJO Concert Series at the Southern Theatre and on-sale now.  Subscriptions start at just $115 for tickets to all five concerts, and may be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Office, 39 East State Street next to the Ohio Theatre, or by calling the CAPA Ticket Office at (614) 469-0939. The CAPA Ticket Office hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Single tickets for Jazz Arts Group events, including the CJO’s Swingin’ with the CJO Concert Series, the Jazz Arts Group Presents Concert Series and PBJ & Jazz Interactive Concert Series for Kids and Families, go on-sale Monday, August 14.

 

For additional information, visit the Jazz Arts Group’s website at www.jazzartsgroup.org.

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