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July 2019

Jazzoo: MAURICE HINES SINGS NAT KING COLE & SINATRA

July 12 @ 8:00 pm
Columbus Zoo, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell,43065United States
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$35
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In reviewing Maurice Hines’ October 2019 season opener with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra at the Southern Theatre, Columbus Dispatch music reviewer, Peter Tonguette, called Maurice Hines “marvelous beyond words.” The legendary performer brings his special brand of razzle dazzle to the JazZoo stage with songs of Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and many others of the Great American Songbook. And through stories, anecdotes and song lyrics, audiences will be introduced to the many other legendary performers with whom he has…

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PBJ & JAZZ: BOBBY FLOYD TRIO FEAT. DWIGHT ADAMS

July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Topiary Park, 480 E. Town St.
Columbus,OH43215United States
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Free
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Free things for kids to do this summer: Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Grammy-nominated keyboardist Bobby Floyd and his Trio along with special guest trumpeter Dwight Adams. These in-demand artists will have you tapping your toes and feeling the beat with their soulful set of live jazz. The Topiary Park is located at 480 East Town Street in downtown Columbus. In the event of rain, all activities will be held inside the Columbus Metropolitan Library, adjacent to The…

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Jazzoo: DAVE POWERS & FRIENDS

July 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Columbus Zoo, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell,43065United States
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$35
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Columbus’ favorite piano man is joined by the CJO plus his favorite guest performers for a one of a kind al fresco musical party. The two-time Emmy® Award-winner has been a vital part of the Columbus music scene for over 34 years as a pianist, keyboardist, vocalist, entertainer and educator. Dave has traveled and performed nationally and internationally, and is a consultant and a frequent guest of the Public Television Show, “The Piano Guy,” and has taught a series of…

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August 2019

Jazzoo: SMOOTH JAZZ FOR A HOT SUMMER NIGHT WITH NELSON RANGELL

August 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Columbus Zoo, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell,43065United States
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$35
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The critically acclaimed jazz saxophone and flute virtuoso, Nelson Rangell, joins the CJO for a night of incredible jazz – both cool and hot!Jazziz magazine writes that Nelson Rangell is “an artist of depth, a master of song, and an improviser non pareil.” The Times of London notes “his extraordinary facility on a range of instruments” and Rangell’s “considerable crowd pleasing power”. Saxophone Journal writes “He commands the alto saxophone with such authority there can be no denying that Rangell…

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Jazzoo: SOUL JAM: FROM JAMES BROWN TO SAM COOKE WITH MICHAEL “BIG MIKE” LYNCHE

August 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 Powell Rd
Powell,43065United States
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$35
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“American Idol” finalist, Michael “Big Mike” Lynche, makes his JazZoo debut performing favorite soul-stirring R&B hits.Undeniably charismatic, and with a voice soaked in soul, Lynche combines the styles of Donny Hathaway, Al Green, Luther Vandross, Sam Cooke and James Brown to create a sound uniquely his own. “Big Mike”—as he was known while winning over the hearts of a nation during his stint on “American Idol” —has talent so versatile, he’s played intimate jazz & blues clubs, 20,000 seat arenas…

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PBJ & JAZZ: JAZZ DADDIES FEAT. MAGGIE GREEN

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Topiary Park, 480 E. Town St.
Columbus,OH43215United States
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Free things to do with kids this summer: Led by piano/organ sensation Jon Eshelman, the Jazz Daddies will provide a swinging set of music for kids, featuring vocalist and “Jazz Mommy” Maggie Green. This group is made up of Columbus Jazz musicians who are also parents of children of a variety of ages. Jazz Bear, an oversized stuffed bear that is the PBJ & Jazz mascot, will preside over this fun concert for all ages. The Topiary Park is located…

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September 2019

PBJ & JAZZ: BEN CROWDER 6

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Topiary Park, 480 E. Town St.
Columbus,OH43215United States
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Free things to do with kids: Ben Crowder 6 is a six-piece horn-driven jazz combo from Columbus, Ohio specializing in the music of pioneering hard-bop jazz greats Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Benny Golson, The Art Farmer Jazztet, Curtis Fuller, Sonny Clark, Horace Silver, and others. The band also performs emotionally-charged, energetic original material inspired by the hard-bop era in jazz. Ben Crowder 6 features some of the finest young musicians on the Columbus music scene today: Ben Crowder…

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