PBJ & Jazz 2015/2016 Series

I can’t tell you how happy this makes me! My experiences from years prior: Cbusmom PBJ & Jazz  Check out their press release with information on upcoming shows:




Columbus, OH – Kids, grab your parents and bring them to the PBJ & Jazz concert series presented by the Jazz Arts Group, and sponsored by Bob Evans Farms.  PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families.  The concerts are presented in the fall/winter in the Lincoln Theatre Ballroom (769 East Long Street) and in the spring/summer at the Topiary Park (480 East Town Street) downtown Columbus.

 Due to popular demand, this year’s offerings will continue to include two performance times per concert, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

The season kicks off on Saturday, November 14th with the Aaron Scott Quartet featuring vocal sensation Liz Woolley. Other series highlights include an all-star lineup of Columbus Jazz Orchestra musicians performing “Songs of the Season” (December 5, 2015), blues guitar master Sean Carney & the Sean Carney Band (January 9, 2016), the fast-rising group Circle of Friends led by drummer Cedric Easton (February 20, 2016) and the New Orleans funk of the New Basics Brass Band (April 2, 2016).

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!”

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 2015-16 concerts will be held in the ballroom in the Lincoln Theatre complex, 769 E. Long Street, Columbus, OH 43203. All concerts begin promptly at 10:00 and 11:30 a.m.For more information, call 614-294-5200 or e-mail Zach Compston, Director of Education and Community Engagement at zcompston@jazzartsgroup.org

PBJ & Jazz Fall/Winter Concert Schedule: (All at the Lincoln Theatre Ballroom, 769 East Long Street)

Saturday, November 14, 2015: The Aaron Scott Quartet featuring vocal sensation Liz Woolley

Saturday, December 5, 2015: “Songs of the Season” performed by members of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, January 9, 2016: Blues guitar master Sean Carney & the Sean Carney Band

Saturday, February 20, 2016: Circle of Friends, the fast-rising ensemble led by drummer Cedric Easton

Saturday, April 2, 2016: New Basics Brass Band, playing New Orleans funk at its finest

About the Jazz Arts Group:

The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is America’s oldest not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to producing, performing and promoting jazz. JAG is the third largest performing arts organization in Columbus and consists of four focus areas: the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO), one of the world’s finest professional jazz orchestras; the Jazz Academy, JAG’s extensive instructional programs educating both students and adults about jazz and American music; Inside Track, a jazz and blues performance series produced at the historic Lincoln Theatre and beyond; and Affiliate Musicians, a program providing employment opportunities for professional musicians.

About cBus Mom

cBus Mom offers suggestions and reviews of kid-friendly activities in Central Ohio. I am a Columbus, Ohio mom and I like to get out and explore with my kids.

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