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Hot Fives/Hot Sevens

Louis Armstrong with his trumpet.
The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) presented the music of Louis Armstrong’s famous Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings through a series of concerts and educational activities in February 2010 to coincide with Black History Month and the rebirth of the Lincoln Theatre.
22, 2010

“With each single that Armstrong released during this era, musicians would wait with baited breath to hear what he was going to do, and then they’d try to emulate the style,” describes Byron Stripling, Artistic Director of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.

Pianist Andre Watts and the Columbus Symphony

Andre Watts
Andre Watts never tires of playing Beethoven's Empire Piano Concerto
February 3, 2010

Join us for an exclusive interview with pianist Andre Watts as he prepares for his collaboration with the Columbus Symphony

Fantastic Tormented Shostakovich

Dmitri Shostakovich
The Columbus Symphony to perform the works of Soviet Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich.
3, 2010

Shostakovich described the 10th Symphony as a biography of Stalin, especially the second movement. Listen and you’ll hear exactly what Shostakovich thought of the ruler of the Soviet Union and his government.

Blues Guitarist Sean Carney

Sean Carney
Sean Carney
November 6, 2009

Meet blues guitarist Sean Carney as he talks about music and the value of passing on the tradition of the blues.

Duarte Brown Performance Paints

Duarte Brown
Duarte Brown
November 5, 2009

Local painter Duarte Brown shows how the new movement of Performance Painting is done – where painters, rappers, singers and dancers get together and make a one-of-a-kind experience. Duarte is a master artist in the TRANSIT ARTS program – a program that helps teens focus their energy on art. Transit Arts is the local connection [...]

Denison Jazz Guitar Festival

Denison University, Granville, Ohio.
Head to Denison University, in Granville, Ohio this weekend for a Jazz festival.
30, 2009

Of guitarist Richard Smith, who is just 30 years old, Chet Atkins said: “He can play anything I know, only better.”

Byron Stripling and the Jazz Arts Group Quartet Performance

Lincoln Theatre entrance
Lincoln Theatre, Columbus, Ohio, where Byron Stripling and Jazz Arts Group Quartet performed.
1, 2009

As a special treat, Byron Stripling and the Jazz Arts Group Quartet perform a number at the newly renovated Lincoln Theatre.

Music Therapy at Ohio University

Ohio University campus green.
Ohio University campus green.
28, 2009

Music is, after all, organized noise, and it is through music that misfiring brain synapses are hopefully corrected.

Sax Player Gene Walker

Gene Walker.
Gene Walker.
June 14, 2009

The Lincoln Theater is open and we talk to Gene Walker, Columbus’ own master sax player, as he remembers his own past at the theatre and how important it is to bring jazz back to the neighborhood.

The Pride of the Buckeyes

'The Pride of the Buckeyes' documentary poster.
WOSU's documentary about The Ohio State University Marching Band re-airs June 3, 2009.
May 19, 2009

If you want to be in the OSUMB, you must sign up for Music 205.01, a 2-credit-hour summer class. Nobody on campus works harder for two credits.