Columbus Jazz Orchestra Tickets
After paying homage to jazz music for 40 years, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO) is to continue the tradition of hosting soulful, smooth jazz performances. The CJO has a long standing reputation of giving heartening tributes to classical jazz and popular musicians. The CJO houses a skilled ensemble that is star-studded and impressive. To be a part of the soothing voyage, get your Columbus Jazz Orchestra tickets now.
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CJO is a flagship ensemble of The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) and comprises of virtuosos dedicated to American classical and smooth jazz. There are a number of Broadway and classical performances under its belt that has helped it gain recognition. JAG is esteemed as being made of the most talented jazz musicians of the US. The Columbus Jazz Orchestra holds performances on weekly, monthly and yearly basis that have long attracted jazz enthusiasts from all over. JAG successfully brings together various contemporary jazz musicians on one platform to help in the development of classical music. The group has a side project where young jazz musicians of the US are given a chance to perform on stage with the CJO. This project, called the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra has given the youth an opportunity to display their talent in front of the world and earn fame and acclaim in the process. The CJO has triumphantly celebrated the legacy of various artists such as Billy Joel, Elton John and Stevie Wonder. The institution’s celebration of the uniqueness of Joel’s piano skills alone, along with the stature of Elton John and Wonder has made it into a temple of Jazz education. Musicians such as Chester Gregory and Dave Powers have called CJO an extraordinary music academy.
The CJO also features talented electric bassist and composer, Kyle Eastwood. Son of Clint Eastwood, he has made a mark in the classical music genre through his talent and dedication. In addition to releasing six jazz solo albums, Kyle has also composed music for his father’s movies such as ‘The Rookie’, ‘Mystic River’, ‘Million Dollar Baby’,’ Flags of Our Fathers’, ‘Letters from Iwo Jima’, ‘Changeling’, ‘Gran Torino’ and ‘Invictus’. Kyle Eastwood is also a part of a group, ‘The View from Here’. The group, made up of saxophonist Graeme Blevins, pianist Andrew McCormack, drummer Martyn Kaine and trumpeter Quentin Collins, has been a great success in new age classical sounds and has managed to make tunes that have won millions of hearts. On a yearly basis, the quintet holds a Jazz Appreciation Month, which includes formal and classical melodies as well as improvised music that has the crowd glued to their seats.
The CJO also has Broadway performances to its credit that have attracted a lot of jazz fans. There have also been customized performances for target audience. One of the most fun events organized by the CJO has been the ‘PBJ and Jazz’ by the New Basic Brass Band. The event was aimed to entertain and educate kids with basic jazz, funk and R&B music and make them groove to the imperceptible melodies. The unique thing about the event was that children were given a PB&J sandwich along with a cookie at the end of the concert. To be a part of customized fun for all, get your cheap Columbus Jazz Orchestra tickets.
CJO has a lot in store for the fans of funk music. Not even those who find Jazz to be a complex music genre can be stopped from being a part of the magic. This is only because of the brilliance that Kyle Eastwood, Collins, Powers, McCormack and Kaine bring to stage. It would not be wrong to say that CJO has long made jazz and funk enjoyable for fans. Not only that, you will have a chance to witness stars such as Hank Marr and Gene Walker in the Lincoln Theater Hall of Fame as names that will be commemorated in the history of Jazz forever. To witness jazz music at its best, get your Columbus Jazz Orchestra tickets now before they run out.
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