The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the Jazz Arts Group are teaming up to heat up your summer with some cool Jazz during this JazZoo Concert Series. All concerts feature the many talents of Artistic Director Byron Stripling and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.
All four concerts of the series will be held at the Water's Edge Events Park at the Columbus Zoo. Gates will open at 6:30 PM and concerts will begin at 8:00 PM.
Food trucks will be available for a bite to eat. Guests may bring their own picnic. A cash bar will be available.
July 10: "Rockin' the Night Away" Powerhouse vocalist Phil Clark joins singer/pianist Dave Powers, guitarist Dennis Hodges and the 16-piece CJO to rock the night away.
July 24: "BIG BAND BASH: Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw & Hits from The Big Band Era" Vocalist Rachel Azbell and clarinetist Dave Bennett join the Columbus Jazz Orchestra for a night of the best of big band.
July 31: "Classic American Songbook: Gershwin & Beyond" Classic tunes from the Great American Songbook performed by renowned vocalist and trumpeter Benny Benack III with Byron Stripling and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.
August 7: "Gospel Meets Soul" Vocalist Quan Howell and Shayna Steele join the Columbus Jazz Orchestra for joyous gospel and heartfelt soul hits.
Purchase tickets here.