The Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO) presents over forty concerts each season at the historic Southern Theatre in two performance series: Swingin' At The Southern and The Great American Songbook. The 2100 subscribers for the two concert series makes the CJO audience the largest subscription base for any jazz orchestra series in the United States. The CJO now also performs an outdoor summer concert series, JazZoo, at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
The Jazz Arts Group also presents Jazz on the Avenue, in collaboration with the King Arts Complex, featuring small group jazz ensembles and world-class guest artists in an intimate setting.
Through a variety of education and outreach programs, JAG makes a significant impact on thousands of people each year, young and old alike, providing the opportunity to experience America's indigenous art form - jazz. Youth jazz ensembles, in-school performances, professional development for educators, internships for young people, master classes with world-renowned musicians and the new Jazz Academy initiative are just a few of the ways the Jazz Arts Group is making a difference through music.