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Jazz Arts Group Announces 2013-14 PBJ & Jazz Family Concert Series

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Columbus, OH: The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is pleased to return to the Lincoln Theatre for the 2013-2014 season of the Jazz Academy's PBJ & Jazz concert series presented by Bob Evans Farms. Due to popular demand, this year's season will continue to include two performance times per concert, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

The season kicks off on Saturday, October 12 featuring the keyboard wizardry of Bobby Floyd and his trio along with the vocal stylings of Bobbi Townes (Fresh Wreckage). Other series highlights include the jazz fusion of the Dan White Sextet (November 16, 2013), blues guitar master Sean Carney & the Sean Carney Band (January 11, 2014), the New Orleans funk of the New Basics Brass Band (February 22, 2014), and the trio of Aaron Scott, Dave Dewitt & Derek DiCenzo (March 8, 2014).

PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus' finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are hosted by former Columbus Music Hall owner and retired music educator Rebecca Ogden and are a great introduction to live music for the youngest audience member.

“It has been so much fun over the years to work with great musicians playing real live jazz for kids and their families," states Ogden. “Every concert is a treat. I am delighted that PBJ & Jazz has a life after the Columbus Music Hall in its new home at the Lincoln!"

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 (provided by Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland). The 2013-14 concerts will be held in the ballroom in the Lincoln Theatre complex, 769 E. Long Street, Columbus, OH 43203. All concerts begin promptly at 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. Call 614-294-5200 or visit jazzartsgroup.org for more information.

The PBJ & Jazz series is presented by Bob Evans Farms with ongoing support from the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and the Columbus Foundation. Exclusive media support is provided by 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.


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