Columbus Jazz Orchestra/Cleveland Jazz Orchestra "Battle of the Bands"
Presented by Jazz Arts Group
Venue: Lincoln Theatre
The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) will present the Columbus Jazz Orchestra in an NEA Jazz Masters Live "battle royale" match against the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Saturday, June 5, in a performance at the historic Lincoln Theatre.
Both orchestras will duke it out by performing a commissioned work by NEA Jazz Master and Grammy Award-winner Frank Foster in each other's home cities with celebrity guest judges declaring a victor. The composer is writing the work with both orchestras in mind, as they will be on stage at the same time, playing separately, until the finale with both bands performing.
In addition to the Foster commission, the orchestras will perform other works by the composer, such as "Shiny Stockings," "Hip Shakin'," and "Blues in Frankie's Flat," as well as several of the Count Basie charts that Frank Foster so masterfully arranged. Byron Stripling, Artistic Director of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, and Sean Jones, Artistic Director of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, will also host pre-concert talks in both cities a half-hour before each performance. Stripling performed with Foster in the Count Basie Band during the 1980s, so his insights into Foster's influence and legacy should be deeply personal.
Columbus performances will take place at 8:00 PM at the Lincoln Theatre in the King-Lincoln District. Single tickets are on sale now for $30 (orchestra) and $37.50 (loge). Tickets are available by phone at 614-469-0939 and through all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are also available at the CAPA ticket office at 39 E. State Street. Call 614-294-5200 or click here for more information.
This event is supported by NEA Jazz Masters Live, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Media support is provided by WOSU Public Media.
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$30.00 - $37.50
Order & Box Office Info
Box Office: 614-469-0939