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As the Columbus Jazz Calendar speeds its way toward Christmas, there are more great ways to celebrate this special time of year in our Holiday Jazz Guide. After leading his all-star quartet at Dick’s Den Friday, organ virtuoso Tony Monaco and his Trio will get jazz fans of all ages in the spirit with two PBJ & Jazz Family Concerts entitled “Songs of the Season” at the Lincoln Theatre on Saturday, December 16th at 10 and 11:30am – tickets and more info available here. Bexley Public Library hosts “Big Band Holiday Concert,” the latest in its series of free Jazz at Lincoln Center Live-Stream events, on Sunday, December 17th at 2pm (more details here). Also at 2pm, the Westerville Library wraps up its annual free Music in the Atrium series of holiday shows with a seasonal set by saxophonist Ron Fisher (more details here). And before he returns to Rumba Cafe on Tuesday, Monaco’s 3rd local show of the week brings his trio to Woodlands Tavern for two sets at their annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party on Monday, December 18th at 7pm & 10pm ($5 at the door, more details here). Enjoy the holiday jazz while it lasts, including an excellent show below! Read More →

Anna & the Consequences Final Show Thursday

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Sadly, long-running Columbus jazzy torch blues outfit Anna & the Consequences (photo by Christopher Alan Davis) has announced its last public Columbus show. An ALL STAR edition of the band, including Tom Davis, Caleb Hutslar, Joe Nelson, Ron Hope, Darchelle Williams and more, will play the “Blues Brews & BBQ” series at Notes on Thursday, […]

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Safety Squad & Radarhill at Rumba Cafe Saturday

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Safety Squad and Radarhill, two of Columbus’ finest up-and-coming jazz ensembles, are joining forces to present a “Winter Wonderland Extravaganza” on Saturday, December 16th at Rumba Cafe. Tickets are $10 at the door and available in advance here. Doors open at 7:30pm, Radarhill plays at 8pm, and Safety Squad follows around 10pm. In the first […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of December 8th 2017

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Friday, December 8th Christmas Concert: The Liz Woolley Band – Coffee Underground (Campus) – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Alex Schrock with Bradley Mellen – Harvest Moon Craft Kitchen (Canal Winchester) – 7pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante (Powell) – 7pm Bobby Floyd Trio – Black Point – 7pm Dave Koz […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – December 7th, 2017

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Our Holiday Jazz Guide continues to offer jazzy ways to celebrate the season this week, in addition to Friday, Saturday, and Saturday options previously covered and more below! On Friday, December 8th at 6pm, The Liz Woolley Band plays a free Christmas Concert of their warm and buoyant jazz-pop at Coffee Underground on the OSU […]

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The Velvet Sirens Holiday EP Release Party

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The Velvet Sirens, “Columbus’ Premiere Cabaret and Torch Flambé Duo,” have released a new Holiday EP entitled A Very Velvet Holiday. The EP is currently for sale here, and CDs will be available at their EP Release Party on Saturday, December 9th at 9:30pm at Club Diversity (more details here). The veteran duo of Jesse […]

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Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour at the Palace

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A smooth jazz holiday tradition bursting with international talent returns to Columbus this weekend. CAPA presents the Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour at the Palace Theatre on Friday, December 8th, at 8pm. Limited tickets are available via Ticketmaster here, at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of December 1st 2017

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Friday, December 1st SCAT LSP 1st Friday Happy Hour: Tribute to Quincy Jones – Lincoln Cafe – 5pm Simon Sweet – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante (Powell) – 7pm Richard Lopez Trio – Black Point – 7pm Tom Davis Trio -Loose Rail Brewing (Canal Winchester) – 7pm Urban Jazz Coalition […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – November 30th, 2017

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I hope everyone out there had a great Thanksgiving! As the season is now officially here, it’s time to start my weekly Holiday Jazz Guide highlighting holiday-themed jazz events. As of press time, Columbus Jazz Orchestra’s annual “Home for the Holidays” concerts are underway and will continue daily from Thursday, November 30th to Sunday, December […]

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