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Jazz Arts Group of Columbus announces 2013-14 Columbus Jazz Orchestra & Inside Track Season

8/6/2013, 7:36 p.m.
The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is pleased to announce its 2013-14 season of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO) ...

The “Inside Track” series gives music lovers from all walks of life the chance to stretch their ears and stretch themselves at the newly restored and historic Lincoln Theatre. The revamped small-ensemble series will feature the avant-garde funk jazz of the Dallas/New York City musician collective Snarky Puppy (September 6, 2013); the gypsy jazz of Hot Club of Detroit featuring the unique vocal stylings of French artist Cyrille Aimee (October 12, 2013); Atlanta-based soul band Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics (November 8, 2013); CJO all-stars Byron Stripling and Bobby Floyd in the post-holiday show "Swingin' the New Year" (December 28, 2013); Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist and film composer/actor Chris Thomas King (March 1, 2014); and the ear-bending collaboration of the New Orleans funk of the New Basics Brass Band and bluegrass of The Relentless Mules in "Brass & Grass" (April 26, 2014).

The Jazz Academy will host companion workshops with “Inside Track” artists Snarky Puppy (Friday, September 6, 3:30 pm) and Chris Thomas King (Saturday, March 1, 2:00 pm). Audience members will also have the opportunity to join Byron Stripling and Bobby Floyd on stage with the "Swingin' the New Year" Community Big Band. Registrants will participate in a day-long workshop on Friday, December 27 at the Jazz Academy and then hit the stage the next evening with some of the greatest jazz musicians in the country! Registration is required and available at www.jazzartsgroup.org. (Registration fee includes lunch at the workshop and admission to the "Swingin' the New Year" concert.)

Season subscriptions are available through the CAPA ticket office at 39 East State Street or by calling 614-469-0939. Single tickets for the “Swingin’ with the CJO” series are available Monday, August 19 for $52 (main floor), $46 (first balcony – loge), $41 (first balcony – mezzanine) and $30 (second balcony). Single tickets for the “Inside Track” series are also available August 19 for $20 general admission, except Hot Club of Detroit ($25 general admission) and "Swingin' the New Year" ($30 general admission). Student and group rates are also available for all “Swingin' with the CJO” shows. Call 614-294-5200 or visit www.jazzartsgroup.org for more information on individual shows and subscriptions.

The 2013-14 “Swingin’ with the CJO” season is proudly presented by US Bank with ongoing support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council, The Reinberger Foundation, and The Westin Columbus. Additional support for the Columbus Jazz Orchestra is provided by Grange Insurance, Plante Moran, US Bank, and Ann & Tom Hoaglin with media support from The Columbus Dispatch, WOSU Public Media, and WMNI AM 920. The 2013-14 “Inside Track” season is proudly presented by State Auto with media support from WCBE 90.5 FM.

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.