Apr 30, 2010

Jazz Academy Registration open for 2010 Spring and Summer

Columbus, OH – The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) opens registration for 2010 spring classes and summer camps at the Jazz Academy community instructional space in the newly restored Lincoln Theatre complex in the historic King-Lincoln District.


Classes at the Jazz Academy are designed to engage all ages and interests, from pre-school children to senior citizens, guitar players to aspiring producers, and students to teachers. The Jazz
Academy connects people, starts conversations and inspires music making – a place where anyone can listen, learn and play.

Spring schedule includes opportunities for young children (Jumpin’ JaKs) to vocal, guitar, percussion and keyboard classes to courses in music business and technology (Home Audio Production), while summer schedule includes camps for jazz, blues, rock, improvisation, strings, keyboard, studio recording and more.

With nearly 5,000 square feet, the Jazz Academy is a premier facility for multi-generational and recreational music making, ensemble playing, after-school programs, technology instruction and lectures with world-class musicians. For more information regarding classes, registration policies, or scholarships, please contact Jazz Arts Group at 614-294-5200 x 107 or visit www.jazzartsgroup.org for complete class descriptions, faculty biographies and online registration.

Jazz Academy programs are made possible through ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Columbus Foundation, Chase Bank, AEP Ohio, Limited Brands, Cardinal Health, Honda of America Mfg., Abercrombie & Fitch, Nationwide, National City/PNC Bank, Bob Evans Farms, Fifth Third Bank, Plante & Moran, PLLC and Wolfe Enterprises, Inc. Jazz Academy music partners include Yamaha, Sabian, Remo, Sweetwater Music, Central City Recording, and Capital University with media support from WCBE 90.5 FM and WOSU Public Media.


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 new jazz and blues performance series to be produced at the historic Lincoln Theatre; and Affiliate Musicians, a program providing employment opportunities for professional musicians.
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