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 12: "Maurice Hines Sings Nat King Cole & Sinatra" The legendary Broadway star brings his special brand of razzle dazzle to the songs of Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra.
July 26: "Dave Powers & Friends" Columbus' favorite piano man is joined by the CJO plus his favorite guest artists for a one of a kind al fresco musical party.
August 2: "Smooth Jazz for a Hot Summer Night" The critically acclaimed jazz saxophone and flute virtuoso, Nelson Rangell, joining the CJO for a night of incredible jazz- both cool and hot!
August 9: "Soul Jam: From James Brown to Sam Cooke" "American Idol" finalist, Michael "Big Mike" Lynche, makes his Jazzoo debut performing your favorite soul-stirring R&B hits.
Purchase tickets here.