Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Free public program explores collaboration by Columbus Jazz Orchestra and BalletMet
Sunday, April 23 / 2PM / Kerns Religious Life Center

Columbus, Ohio-The Jazz Arts Group and BalletMet will co-sponsor a panel discussion in support of their upcoming artistic collaboration, Jazz Moves, featuring the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO) and BalletMet. Jazz Moves is a groundbreaking world premier celebrating the history of Columbus through jazz and dance, and featuring original choreography. The panel discussion, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 2:00pm on Sunday, April 23 at Capital University's Kabel Chapel, inside the Kerns Religious Life Center (Click here for a campus map).

The free panel discussion will illuminate the performance itself, the history of jazz in Columbus, and the creative process engaged in by the artistic directors of the CJO and BalletMet, as well as the choreographers, to capture the mood and spirit of Columbus through music and dance.

Featured on the panel are Byron Stripling, Artistic Director, Columbus Jazz Orchestra; Gerard Charles, Artistic Director, BalletMet Columbus; Arnett Howard, jazz musician and historian; Stella Kane, choreographer; and Margo Sappington, choreographer. The panel will be moderated by Robert Breithaupt, Executive Director, Jazz Arts Group, and CJO drummer.

Jazz Moves has received project support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information on Jazz Moves, visit www.cjojazz.com.

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