The PBJ and Jazz Concert Series has returned for the 2020/2021 season of Jazz Academy’s concert series. The series is a little different this year, as concerts are virtual for now, but they hope to return to in-person events for the last part of the season in 2021.
PBJ and Jazz concerts are 45 minute long interactive and casual concerts intended to introduce young children and their families to jazz and American music and feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles. Kids can dance, sing, and may have a chance to interact with the performers and their instruments at in-person concerts.
All PBJ & Jazz concerts can be viewed live online at JAG TV. Digital access is just $5 per show, or $20 for season access.
Currently, no in-person seating is available for PBJ & Jazz concerts, though they hope to bring this option back before the end of the 2020-2021 season.
PBJ and Jazz Schedule
Saturday, December 19, 2020: PBJ & Jazz: Rachel Azbell Quintet
Get into the holiday spirit with music inspired by your favorite festive jazz recordings. Leading a quintet of trailblazing women in jazz from around Ohio, vocalist Rachel Azbell showcases songs of the season performed in her uniquely swinging and infectious style.
Saturday, January 23, 2021: PBJ & Jazz: Chris Andrews
Led by the likes of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, the sound of bebop forever transformed the future of jazz. Cincinnati-based saxophonist Chris Andrews has mastered the art of this fun, flourishing style and presents a set of high-energy bebop for kids and families.
Saturday, February 20, 2021: PBJ & Jazz: Sydney McSweeney
Vocalist Sydney McSweeney has taken central Ohio by storm over the past year with her dynamic, “do-it-all” voice. In this can’t miss PBJ & Jazz, the kids will be bouncing and tapping their toes while the adults sit back and marvel at Sydney’s one-of-a-kind style!
Saturday, March 20, 2021: PBJ & Jazz: New Basics Brass Band
A staple of the PBJ & Jazz series, NBBB brings you the sound of New Orleans mixed with funk and soul like no other band in town! From their iconic “Diddies for Kiddies” to unique renditions of jazz favorites, every song they play is full of energy and excitement.
Digital Access in your own home!
Future in-person events: Ballroom at the Lincoln Theatre
769 E. Long Street
Columbus, OH 43203
Call 614-294-5200 for more information.
photos courtesy of the Jazz Arts Group