The Jazz Arts Group's Swingin' at the Southern series presents a look at two of America's most influential jazz musicians with "Louis, Ella & Friends."

The Jazz Arts Group's Swingin' at the Southern series presents a look at two of America's most influential jazz musicians with "Louis, Ella & Friends." The performance by Columbus Jazz Orchestra, led by artistic director Byron Stripling (pictured), is a journey through the music of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. There's no better person to capture Armstrong's infectious style than Stripling, who portrayed the jazz legend in the Broadway musical "Satchmo." Stripling will be joined by guest artists Carmen Bradford and Dave Powers.

-Jesse Tigges