Jazz in the Classroom
Jazz Arts Group (JAG)
Support for Jazz Arts Group (JAG) will help bring free sheet music, lessons, instruments, and equipment to seven schools in its Jazz Lab program.
The mission of Jazz Arts Group (JAG) is to advance and celebrate the art of jazz through performance and education. JAG believes that jazz represents the best about community - a collective goal achieved through creativity, expression, respect, and individuality.
Support for this Better Together project enabled more Columbus City Schools (CCS) middle schools to participate in the Columbus Youth Jazz Lab in Schools program. Thank you for helping JAG continue to provide instruction, learning materials, and important resources for teachers to make jazz a key part of their students’ music education.
We are Better Together!
"My students walk away excited and are empowered from working with our friends at Jazz Arts Group. These young people also learn about the power of improvisation in jazz. It challenges them to really think and be creative. We have been able to inspire these young musicians with AMAZING interactions with professional jazz artists!"
—Bruce Carlson, Dominion Middle School Band Director
"The pandemic ripped away our students' opportunity to play and learn together with other musicians, a core element of jazz music. It is incredibly important that we return to Columbus City Schools' classrooms this fall and reignite the excitement for jazz music in our students."
—Byron Stripling, Columbus Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director
Advance and celebrate the art of jazz through performance and education.