Kids, grab your parents and grandparents and bring them to the Jazz Arts
Group’s 2019-2020 PBJ & Jazz Fall/Winter Concert Series starting Saturday, November 2 at
10 and 11:30 a.m. at the Lincoln Theatre Ballroom (769 East Long Street). PBJ & Jazz concerts
are one-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young
children and their families. The series is sponsored by Grange Insurance. Jazz Academy support
also comes from PNC Bank, GCAC, Ohio Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, LBrands,
State Auto Insurance Companies and Southwest Airlines, the Official Airline of the Jazz Arts
Group’s Jazz Academy.
Don’t miss this year’s lineup of locally and internationally known artists. The season kicks off
Saturday, November 2 with Soul Revival and its high-energy blend of R&B, soul, and jazz.
Other series highlights include CJO All-Stars performing “Songs of the Season” on Saturday,
December 14; New Basics Brass Band presenting a family-favorite lineup of New Orleans
style jazz on Saturday, January 11, 2020; rising Vocal sensation Sydney McSweeney inspiring
your child to get up and move on February 8, 2020; Waves de Ache merging Cuban music with
funk and jazz on March 21, 2020.
PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-
friendly setting. PBJ and Jazz artists are known for their ability to captivate audiences of all
ages, making the series a cornerstone of Jazz Arts Group’s Jazz Academy programming.
“I love that the kids get to run around” remarked a parent who attended a PBJ & Jazz
concert last season, “but MY favorite part is that I get to hear some great musicians at
10:00 in the morning.”
PBJ & Jazz concerts are more than just a chance for children to have fun, sing, and dance; your
child will be learning too. “My daughter and I enjoyed how the band leader introduced each
instrument,” reported one father. “It helped her identify what each instrument sounds like. On
the way home she was correctly identifying trumpets and saxophones in the jazz songs we were
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 2019-20 Fall/Winter season
concerts are held in the ballroom in the Lincoln Theatre complex, 769 E. Long Street,
Columbus, OH 43203. A Spring/Summer schedule of PBJ & Jazz concerts will take place
outdoors at the Downtown Topiary Park on East Town Street. Those dates and performers will
be announced at a later date.
Reservations for PBJ & Jazz series concerts can be made at Eventbrite.com. For more
information, call 614-294-5200 or e-mail Alexa Brennan, Education and Outreach Coordinator
at [email protected]
PBJ & Jazz 2019-2020 Fall/Winter Concert Schedule:
(All at the Lincoln Theatre Ballroom, 769 East Long Street)
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019
CJO All-Stars: Songs of the Season
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