Saturday, February 11, 2012

JazzMoves Columbus

Jazz Moves Columbus! I was lucky enough to see the performance last night…you do not want to miss it!

The show celebrates Columbus’s 200th birthday in a truly unique way. The jazz band is front and center onstage for the audience to see as they play throughout the entire show. During the instrumental interludes between pieces, a video montage is played on the scrim, featuring old clips of Columbus back in the day. (My favorite being the one featuring clips from old Ohio State games.) The music kept my toes tapping throughout the night and I know I wasn’t the only one enjoying the music.

The dancing was superb; it blew other shows I have seen right out of the water. The costumes were simple and elegant and all of the group movements were perfectly synchronized. My favorite piece was the Motown number, which was the one I was able to get a sneak peak of at the director’s circle a few weeks ago. Another crowd favorite was the Gospel piece before it.

My words alone cannot describe how wonderful the show is so you should definitely come see for yourself. Still not convinced? There is an ice cream social after each show featuring free Jeni’s ice cream and a chance to mingle with the dancers! Hope to see you out this weekend!

If you have already seen the performance, share your favorite part with us down below :)