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GCAC Presents: Jazz Intoxication

Scott Vezdos Scott Vezdos GCAC Presents: Jazz Intoxication

On December 22, 1933, amid growing fears over the perceived threat posed by that relatively new fad, jazz music, Washington State Representative William A. Allen submits his proposal (House Bill 194) to establish a commission that will study the presumably dangerous and harmful effects that the largely African American art form might be having on […]

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GCAC Presents: “Don’t Listen To This!”

Scott Vezdos Scott Vezdos GCAC Presents: “Don’t Listen To This!”

Music censorship didn’t begin in the ‘80s with Tipper Gore and the PMRC. For more than sixty years, music lyrics have been banned repeatedly no matter the greatness of their singers. Dean Martin’s hit song “Wham! Bam! Thank You Ma’am” was banned by radio stations for having suggestive lyrics. Rosemary Clooney’s “Mambo Italiano” was deemed […]

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GCAC Presents: Spark of Being Creates Excitement

Scott Vezdos Scott Vezdos GCAC Presents: Spark of Being Creates Excitement

The Jazz Arts Group’s Inside Track series welcomes two-time Grammy-nominated jazz musician Dave Douglas and his electric sextet Keystone to the Lincoln Theatre stage Saturday, February 5 to present their latest multimedia project, Spark of Being. Dave Douglas is arguably the most prolific and original trumpeter-composer of his generation. From his New York base, where […]

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GCAC Presents: Jazzin’ Up the Holidays with JAG

Scott Vezdos Scott Vezdos GCAC Presents: Jazzin’ Up the Holidays with JAG

The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus invites you to celebrate with us during this most wonderful time of the year with a packed schedule of holiday events. The Columbus Jazz Orchestra’s 2010-2011 Swingin’ at the Southern series continues December 1-5 with “Home for the Holidays,” featuring a return engagement with vocalist Carmen Bradford for the […]

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GCAC Presents: Jazz Academy’s Listen, Learn & Play

Scott Vezdos Scott Vezdos GCAC Presents: Jazz Academy’s Listen, Learn & Play

With nearly 5,000 square feet, the Jazz Academy is a hub of community engagement for multi-generational and recreational music making; ensemble playing; technology instruction; after-school programs; and lectures with world-class musicians – a place where everyone can listen, learn and play. The Jazz Arts Group offers a stellar line-up of music making opportunities at the […]

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