Stage star and studio singer extraordinaire Carly Thomas Smith is a treat for the start of the season as she joins Byron Stripling and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra for its annual Home for the Holidays concerts.

Stage star and studio singer extraordinaire Carly Thomas Smith is a treat for the start of the season as she joins Byron Stripling and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra for its annual Home for the Holidays concerts.

An extra bonus is 19-year-old, Columbus-born jazz pianist Micah Thomas, a budding star on the NYC club scene.

Stripling always says he has no intention of making these concerts "standard-issue" holiday shows, despite the presence
of standards - this is a jazz show, after all.