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Jazz Arts Group recently announced the results of the 2019 Hank Marr High School Jazz Award competition, and for the first time in the award’s history, there are TWO recipients: Devin Coons and Miles Smith! As award panelist Bob Breithaupt said, “The winners of this year’s Hank Marr Competition were so talented and closely matched that we could not pick a single winner.” The pair both win a cash prize of $500 and a featured appearance with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra on the August 2nd JazZoo concert at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Coons is a saxophonist graduating from Worthington Kilbourne High School and Smith is a trumpeter graduating from Hilliard Davidson High School. Both plan to attend The Ohio State University, and both were impressive in this winter’s Songs & Sounds of the Harlem Renaissance concert. Keep reading for full details from JAG. Congrats Devin and Miles! Read More →

Bexley Jazz in the Park Series 2019

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After a successful initial run in 2018, the Bexley Jazz in the Park Series returns this weekend to start its second season of monthly outdoor concerts for the summer. Held at Havenwood Park (2425 Havenwood Dr S in Bexley) on Memorial Day and the fourth Sunday of each month June through August, this series brings […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of May 17th 2019

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Friday, May 17th Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Hot Tonic – Rambling House (Old North Columbus) – 6pm Anthony Jackson & Friends – Two Truths (Short North) – 6pm Simon Sweet – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Danny Bauer Trio – Black Point – 6:30pm James Gaiters Quartet – New Harvest Cafe (Linden) […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – May 16th, 2019

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With apologies to some intrepid college student ensembles that have already braved the elements this spring, the time has come for the first Outdoor Jazz Guide of the year. All events are free unless otherwise noted. As of press time, guitar maestro Tom Carroll has wrapped up the first of his weekly patio gigs at […]

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Grammy Nominee Dan Pugach Brings Nonet to Filament

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Franklinton venue Filament brings another exciting tour to Columbus with drummer-composer Dan Pugach’s Nonet on Wednesday, May 15th at 9pm. Tickets and details here. Pugach and band come to town riding high on 2018’s acclaimed album Plus One, which earned Pugach and vocalist Nicole Zuraitis a Grammy nomination for their arrangement of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.” […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Mother’s Day Weekend 2019

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Friday, May 10th Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Hot Tonic – Buckeye Lake Winery (Thornville, OH) – 6pm Anthony Jackson & Friends – Two Truths (Short North) – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Dave DeWitt TRio – Black Point – 6:30pm Feel Good Fridays Presents Mark Hampton & The […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – May 9th, 2019

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A great family holiday approaches – here’s our Mother’s Day Jazz Guide to help you celebrate Mom with jazz on Sunday, May 12th! There are a number of brunch options around Central Ohio: Esteemed guitarist Tom Carroll plays Three Tigers Brewing Company in Granville at 11am, Doug Neel’s weekly schedule of great guitar duos continues […]

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Acclaimed Composer and Bandleader Brian Krock Brings Liddle to Filament

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Brian Krock released one of the most acclaimed jazz records of 2018, the self-titled debut outing from his big band, Big Heart Machine. His compositions drew raves from outlets like the New York Times (“suspenseful, layered music”) and Chicago Reader (“tricky, multipartite compositions that breathlessly wend their way through shifting landscapes that are sometimes ethereal, […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of May 3rd 2019

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Friday, May 3rd James Elliott Project Band 1st Friday Happy Hour – Lincoln Cafe – 5pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Anthony Jackson & Friends – Two Truths (Short North) – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Danny Bauer Trio – Black Point – 6:30pm Jazz & Comedy Café featuring […]

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