PBJ & Jazz Series Starts Again

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Mark your summer calendars now because the Jazz Arts Group's very family-popular PBJ & Jazz Series resumes this weekend in a beautiful outdoor setting!

The PBJ & Jazz summer series returns to the Topiary Park downtown for its third season of free outdoor concerts. PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park: Jazz for Kids and Families is a collaborative effort between the Jazz Arts Group, Friends of the Topiary Park, Friends of the Library, and the Columbus Museum of Art.

The summer series kicks off on Saturday, June 11 with the jazz duo of Matt & Natalie Adams. Other series highlights include the Brazilian jazz of MinanDya on July 9; Jazz 4 Kids' Erik Augis, Lisa Clark & Friends on August 13; and saxophonist Bryan Olsheski & Friends on September 10.

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 retired music educator Rebecca Ogden -- and are a great introduction to live music for the youngest audience member.

PBJ & Jazz at the Topiary Park concerts are free and follow family storytime at 11:00 AM at the Main Library. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket. The noon concert will conclude with a hands-on art activity, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, presented by the Columbus Museum of Art. The Topiary Park is located at 480 E. Town Street in downtown Columbus. In the event of rain, concerts and art activities will be held inside the Main Library at 96 S. Grant Avenue. Call 614-294-5200 or visit www.jazzartsgroup.org for more information.