After 20 years of touring the country with jazz greats, Georgia-born trumpeter Byron Stripling was offered a gig he couldn’t refuse: artistic director of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. He’s thrown out the repertoire model, collaborated with local arts groups and recruited some of the biggest names in jazz, solidifying Columbus’ place as a bona fide jazz destination.
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Even as a youngster, Columbus native Rahsaan Roland Kirk didn’t do things the predictable way.
The right jazz for kids, teenagers, young adults and adults
A five-piece jazz band entertains an animated audience for two hours with a loosely planned set and rousing improvisation. Their stage? Becky Odgen’s living room floor. This is Bungalow Jazz.
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