The Jazz Arts Group (JAG at jazzartsgroup.org) is America's oldest arts organization dedicated to the presentation of jazz. The Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO), the flagship ensemble of JAG, is considered one of the finest jazz orchestras in the world and consists of musicians who are nationally and internationally recognized as performers and educators.
JAG is the only jazz organization funded by the Ohio Arts Council at the major institutional support level, and the only jazz organization to have received National Arts Stabilization funding support.
JAG is one of five major performing arts organizations in Columbus. Under the leadership of internationally-known Artistic Director Byron Stripling, the CJO presents nearly fifty concerts each season at the historic Southern Theatre.