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PBJ & Jazz – The Cats and the Fiddle with Christian Howes

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by Mark Subel on February 19, 2010

The Jazz Arts Group’s PBJ & Jazz concert series returns to the Lincoln Theatre complex on Saturday, March 6 at 11:00 AM for the season finale, The Cats and the Fiddle, with Columbus’s own Christian Howes.

An Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music, Howes is widely regarded as one of the premier young jazz violinists in the world. Having worked with such wide ranging artists as Les Paul, Bill Evans, Greg Osby, Dafnis Prieto, and many more, his classical training and wide range as an improvisor prepares him to meet the needs of producers in a wide array of genres from classical, jazz, hip hop, pop, world music, and more.

The 2009 Downbeat Critics Poll ranked Howes at #2 under “Rising Stars/Violin” and All About Jazz proclaims, “As a jazz violinist, he has no peer.”

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.

“It has been so much fun over the years to work with great musicians playing real live jazz for kids and their families,” states Ogden. “Every concert is a treat. I am delighted that PBJ & Jazz has a life after the Columbus Music Hall in its new home at the Lincoln!”

PBJ & Jazz concerts are $5 per person at the door with a family maximum of $20. Children receive a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, juice and a cookie. The 2009-10 concerts will be held in the ballroom in the Lincoln Theatre complex, 769 E. Long Street, Columbus, OH 43203. Call 614-294-5200 or visit www.jazzartsgroup.org for more information.

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