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Friday, June 22nd

Anna Paolucci at Pearl Market – The Ohio Statehouse Lawn – 10:30am
ComFest 2018 – Goodale Park – Noon to 11pm
Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm
Dylan Bram and Gabe Koempel Duo – Oscar’s of Dublin – 6pm
Marty Quinn & Friends – Brothers Drake – 6pm
Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm
Richard Lopez Trio – Black Point – 7pm
Hosea’s State of Mind – The Idle-A-While (East Side) – 8pm
Too Many Zooz – The Columbus Athenaeum (Downtown) – 9pm
Whirlybirds – Rambling House (Old North Columbus) – 10pm
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JazzColumbus Weekly – June 21st, 2018

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Happy 1st day of summer! The week’s Outdoor Jazz Schedule (All events are free unless otherwise noted) is appropriately active, topped by ComFest 2018 at Goodale Park – click here for the festival’s jazz schedule and see below for a preview. Outdoor live jazz is available downtown before ComFest on Friday, June 22nd thanks to […]

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Erin McDougald and Bruce Forman at Short North Stage June 30

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Columbus native Erin McDougald returns home next weekend for a special concert. From McDougald: “On Saturday, June 30th, at 8pm, The Short North Stage will present Columbus-native, Chicago-based jazz vocalist Erin McDougald at the historic Garden Theater (1187 North High Street) for an unusual and intriguing two-part concert which equally focuses on LA-based, international guitar […]

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Terence Blanchard at the Lincoln Theatre June 29th

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Columbus plays host to a five-time Grammy-winning powerhouse of modern jazz next week. CAPA presents trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard (photo by Henry Adebonojo) and his current quintet, The E-Collective, at the Lincoln Theatre on Friday, June 29th at 8pm. Tickets are available at at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster […]

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ComFest 2018 – Jazz Performances

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Established in 1972, the annual Community Festival finally arrives this weekend, Friday, June 22nd, through Sunday, June 24th! Held in Goodale Park, just north of downtown Columbus, ComFest offers seven stages of live entertainment, running the gamut from rock and folk to reggae, hip-hop and R&B, and even live arts presentations and performances. One stage […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of June 15th 2018

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Friday, June 15th Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival – Creekside Park & Plaza (Gahanna) – 5pm to midnight Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Bobby Floyd Trio – Black Point – 7pm Jesus Sanchez: “The Anatomy of a Song” – Camelot Cellars (Olde Towne East) – […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – June 14th, 2018

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This week’s Outdoor Jazz lineup is another very strong one, topped by the 20th annual Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival in Gahanna – click here for the festival’s jazz schedule. On Saturday, June 16th, at 11am, Tom Carroll plays the first of 3 monthly Jazz Brunches on the Patio at the Granville Inn in Granville […]

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Wexner Center Artist Residency Award Given to Dr. Mark Lomax II

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The Wexner Center for the Arts selected possibly Columbus’ finest working composer, Dr. Mark Lomax II, for its 2018-19 Artist Residency Award. Lomax is one of five artists and the only performing artist chosen for this prestigious honor in this round. In the Wexner Center press release, Director Sherri Geldin notes, “From the very inception […]

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Charlie Merk Claims 2018 Hank Marr Award

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Jazz Arts Group recently announced the winner of the 2018 Hank Marr High School Jazz Award – Cincinnati area trumpeter Charlie Merk. Having demonstrated “excellence in musicianship and performance amongst Ohio’s young students of jazz” and a talented field of competitors, Merk won a $500 cash prize and the chance to perform with the Columbus […]

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