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PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park – Bryan Olsheski

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by Mark Subel on September 7, 2011

The PBJ & Jazz summer series comes to an end this year with one last performance this Saturday with jazz saxophonist Bryan Olsheski. 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.

After graduating in 1995 from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with a Bachelors in Jazz Performance, Bryan Olsheski “cut his teeth” in the industry as a soloist and guest artist with performers from around the world whilst working for Princess and Royal Caribbean Cruise lines for 2 years. Relocating to London, England for 3 years, Olsheski soon gained a reputation as a teacher and also began performing and recording in salsa, jazz as well as function bands hired out for weddings and other special events. It is also here where Bryan formed his own band playing his original music at many of the popular jazz clubs in London such as The 606 Jazz Club, The Jazz Café and Bulls Head Barnes.

Bryan moved to Columbus several years ago and has shared the stage with some of the most famous names in jazz such as Joe Henderson, Kenny Garrett, Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Conrad Herwig, Jack McDuff, Slide Hampton and George Benson. He has also been a featured soloist for The Temptations, The Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Steve Winwood, Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra, Afro-Rican Jazz Ensemble, Kico Cowan and Expresion Cubana, The Four Tops and The Spinners.

PBJ & Jazz with Bryan Olsheski
Saturday, September 10th, Noon
The Topiary Park
480 E. Town St.
Columbus, Ohio

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