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The excellent 2015-16 jazz season at the Wexner Center ends on a high note with the Mark Lomax Trio making its debut at the venue on Friday, June 3rd, at 8pm. Tickets are available here. This rare Central Ohio appearance by drummer Lomax, tenor saxophonist Eddie Bayard, and pianist Dr. William Menefield will present a groundbreaking modern jazz composition played by some of Ohio’s best musicians. The group will be premiering Dr. Lomax’s new seven movement suite entitled Song of the Dogon, a work dedicated to the Dogon, the ancient people of Mali’s Upper Volta. Coincidentally, this performance will take place on the release date for two new albums, Blues People and The Art Of Soundread here for more details and ordering information, and stay tuned for an upcoming review. Dr. Lomax was kind enough to answer a few questions via email – Keep reading for more about Song of the Dogon and upcoming projects: Read More →

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Memorial Day Weekend 2016

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Friday, May 27th Dave McMahon & Friends – Kroger (Stoneridge Plaza, Gahanna) – 5pm Dave Powers – Solo Piano – Hyde Park (Arlington) – 6:30pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante (Powell) – 7pm Richard Lopez Trio – Black Point – 7:30pm James Gaiters 4tet – New Harvest Cafe (Linden) – 8pm New Basics Brass Band […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – May 26, 2016

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I had a fantastic Jazz Night Out when I finally made it to Bungalow Jazz for the first time on Friday the 20th. Bryan Olsheski and the Bobby Floyd Trio performed two fantastic sets of nuanced straight-ahead jazz, with help from a few special guests. The finely-tuned trio of Floyd on the grand piano, Derek […]

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Third Annual Mark Flugge Memorial Concert – June 5

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The third annual Memorial Jazz Concert in honor of dearly departed pianist, composer, and educator Mark Flugge will be held on Sunday, June 5th, at 2pm in Mees Hall on the campus of Capital University in Bexley. Like previous installments, this concert will enlist many of Columbus’ finest jazz musicians to pay tribute to this […]

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JazzColumbus.com Interview Series: Tim Perdue

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Next in our series of interviews with some of Central Ohio’s finest jazz musicians is trumpeter Tim Perdue (photo by Rick Bennett). A Capital grad, Perdue has been a professional musician since the 1990s, playing with many local (and international) greats. Groups he plays or has played with include the New Basics Brass Band, Honk […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of May 20, 2016

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Friday, May 20th Dave McMahon & Friends – Kroger (Stoneridge Plaza, Gahanna) – 5pm Jim Maneri – Solo Piano – Hyde Park (Arlington) – 6:30pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante (Powell) – 7pm Richard Lopez Trio – Black Point – 7:30pm Tim Cummiskey Duo – Notes – 7:30pm Bryan Olsheski with the Bobby Floyd Trio […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – May 19, 2016

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I’ve had two great Jazz Nights Out at Park Street Saloon this month. On Friday, May 6th, Rick Sanford and friends and I enjoyed the excellent double bill of New Mastersounds and Moon Hooch. Openers Moon Hooch have played Columbus a growing handful of times in recent years, and have built a local following – […]

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Kate Schulte Tribute Returns to Columbus in September With Strongest Lineup Yet

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One of the things Columbus does best is transmuting our pain into something positive and life-sustaining. Long time poet, trombonist, and bandleader Michael Vander Does outdid himself in 2012 when the Kate Schulte Foundation started to honor attorney and civil rights activist Kate Schulte and its tributes at Hot Times Festival and venues around town. […]

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2016 JazZoo Schedule Announced

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Jazz Arts Group has announced the performance schedule for the 11th season of JazZoo, taking place on four Fridays in July and August 2016 at the Columbus Zoo. Held in the lovely outdoor setting of the zoo’s Water’s Edge Events Park along the O’Shaughnessy Reservoir, these concerts will pair the Columbus Jazz Orchestra with special […]

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