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Columbus Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director and trumpet virtuoso, Byron Stripling, has ignited audiences throughout the world. Stripling has become a favorite throughout the country, soloing with Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Seattle Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Utah Symphony, and The American Jazz Philharmonic. He has also been a featured soloist at the Hollywood Bowl and performs at jazz festivals throughout the world. An accomplished actor and singer, Stripling was chosen, following a worldwide search, to star in the lead role of the Broadway bound musical, “Satchmo.” Many will remember his featured cameo performance in the television movie, “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles,” and his critically-acclaimed performance in the 42nd Street production of “From Second Avenue to Broadway.” Stripling earned his stripes as lead trumpeter and soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra, under the direction of Thad Jones and Frank Foster

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Article: Year in Review

2021: The Year in Jazz

Read "2021: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The jazz world continued grappling and adjusting in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Jazz Day again went virtual for the most part. Singer Tony Bennett put the final stamp on his touring—and likely recording—career after his Alzheimer's disclosure. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield was headed to federal prison. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four ...

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Article: Interview

The Royal Bopsters: London Journey’s From Broadway to Belgium and Back Again

Read "The Royal Bopsters: London Journey’s From Broadway to Belgium and Back Again" reviewed by Scott Gudell


She may have been a newcomer, but singer Amy London began working with an A-List of fellow jazz pros right after she crossed the George Washington Bridge and hit Manhattan in the mid-1980s. They included stellar artists such as Fred Hersch, Victor Lewis and Byron Stripling. London gravitated towards American Standards and Broadway sounds. By the ...

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Article: Live Review

Byron Stripling and the Philly Pops at the Kimmel Center

Read "Byron Stripling and the Philly Pops at the Kimmel Center" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Byron Stripling and the Philly Pops “Uptown Nights" The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA March 1, 2019 The Philly Pops' “Uptown Nights," as the title implies, revealed itself to be a festive show that featured the music of the 1920s through the 1940s when ...

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Artists Announced For The Jazz Cruise '18 New Port Of Call In New Orleans Will Capture The Spirit Of NOLA On Board And On Shore

Artists Announced For The Jazz Cruise '18  New Port Of Call In New Orleans Will Capture The Spirit Of NOLA On Board And On Shore

Although it has been barely six weeks since The Jazz Cruise, Entertainment Cruise Productions’ flagship offering, completed its 16th sailing, the line-up of artists who have signed on for 2018 has been finalized. Since 2001, The Jazz Cruise has presented the very best straight-ahead jazz in the world, and with nearly 100 jazz musicians set to ...

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Columbus Jazz Orchestra Pays Tribute To The King Of Swing In Bravo, Benny!: The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Columbus Jazz Orchestra Pays Tribute To The King Of Swing In Bravo, Benny!: The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

Columbus, OH – Under the direction of world-renowned band leader and trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO) continues to break new ground while honoring the rich heritage of America’s classical music – jazz. On March 13-16 at the Southern Theatre, the CJO pays tribute to the “King of Swing” and his famous 1938 ...

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Article: Album Review

University of Missouri Concert Jazz Band: Home: The Columbia, MO Sessions, Vol. 1

Read "Home: The Columbia, MO Sessions, Vol. 1" reviewed by Jack Bowers


An observation worth repeating: college jazz ensembles keep getting better and better. And that's a good thing. Furthermore, they no longer reside for the most part in larger cities on the east or west coasts, but are emerging more often in such mid-sized hamlets as, say, Columbia, MO, better known for jump shots and touchdowns than ...

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Article: Interview

The Newly Minted Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia

Read "The Newly Minted Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


The newly minted Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia is an exciting, ambitious project co-founded by renowned trumpeter and Temple University educator Terell Stafford and intrepid jazz supporter Deena Adler, Odean Pope's manager. The Orchestra has already made waves in the Philly jazz community through its two performances in the Courtyard of City Hall, symbolizing its close connection ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

The Rob Parton Big Band: Christmas Time Is Here

Read "The Rob Parton Big Band: Christmas Time Is Here" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The only plausible impetus for releasing an album of Christmas themes so close to the holiday itself is the inclusion of music that transcends the season and may be auditioned and appreciated throughout the year. Trombonist Chris McDonald accomplished that with his splendid album In the Mood for Christmas, and trumpeter Rob Parton has mirrored that ...

News: Event

"Swingin' The New Year" With Columbus Jazz Orchestra All-Stars Byron Stripling, Bobby Floyd & Special Guest Jamey Aebersold

"Swingin' The New Year" With Columbus Jazz Orchestra All-Stars Byron Stripling, Bobby Floyd & Special Guest Jamey Aebersold

Columbus, OH – The Jazz Arts Group’s Inside Track series continues its 2013-14 season at the historic Lincoln Theatre with Columbus Jazz Orchestra all-stars Byron Stripling and Bobby Floyd in “Swingin’ the New Year” on Saturday, December 28. Byron and Bobby lead a small group with a celebration that is sure to beat the post-holiday blues ...


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