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A couple news items this week – Foremost is the word that local saxophonist Terrance Farmer will be playing John Coltrane in the upcoming Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead! The movie, which is directed by and starring Don Cheadle, recently began filming in Cincinnati – we will keep you posted when a release date nears. In concert news, longtime jazz-jam outfit Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey has announced a fall tour in celebration of their 20th anniversary as a band, including a stop at Dicks Den on Monday, November 10th! After evolving through many lineups, the now trio will release its new album Worker October 14th on Royal Potato Family Records. Read More →

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Harrison West Jazz Stage Returns for 2014

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The Harrison West Jazz Stage will return to the Harrison Park Gazebo for a succession of musical performances on each Sunday this September. The series was a success in its debut last year, as hundreds of Harrison West and greater Columbus residents flocked to the riverside park each week to listen to local jazz musicians […]

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2014-2015 Columbus Jazz Orchestra Schedule

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The upcoming 2014 and 2015 Columbus Jazz Orchestra season has been officially announced including the popular Inside Track, Swingin’ with the CJO, and Offstage at the Jazz Academy series. A full schedule and details on all the performances are provide below, directly from the Jazz Arts Group: The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of August 15th 2014

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Friday, August 15th Tim Carpenter – Hyde Park (Arlington) – 6:30pm Knots w/Cody Cooper – Wood Metal Art (1009 McKinley Ave.) – 7pm Jack Widner – Mezzo (Dublin) – 7pm Kelly Crum Delaveris + Erik Augis – Worthington Inn – 7pm James Gaiters Quartet – Bowtie’s – Ramada Inn – 8pm Jazzoo – “Elton John, […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – August 14, 2014

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After a busy weekend travelling to Seattle for my sister’s wedding, I managed to have A Jazz Night Out on Monday, August 11th by going to Dicks Den to see NYC trumpeter John Lake and his Quintet of local jazz all-stars. As advertised, it was a night of mostly standards, but it showed the breadth […]

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Jazz on a Summer’s Day: Richard Lopez & Kelly Delaveris

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The final installment of the Columbus Museum of Art’s Jazz on a Summer’s Day will take place this Sunday, August 17th at 3 p.m. The four concert series features pianist Richard Lopez in collaboration with various local jazz musicians. This Sunday, Richard welcomes vocalist Kelly Delaveris with music that includes relaxed big band stylings and […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of August 8th 2014

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Friday, August 8th Swings the Thing Big Band – Holy Spirit Parish Festival – East Broad Street – 6pm Jack Widner – Mezzo (Dublin) – 7pm Wake Fold Quartet – Worthington inn – 7pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park (Arlington) – 7:30pm James Gaiters Quartet – Bowtie’s – Ramada Inn – 8pm Jazzoo – Ragtime, […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – August 7, 2014

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As promised last week, I have more national jazz show news to report. Columbus must be treating Snarky Puppy well, as the nonstop touring machine has just announced its 3rd and 4th Columbus shows of 2014! They will be returning to Park Street Saloon on Monday, September 15th for two shows, at 7 and 9:30 […]

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Trumpeter John Lake in Town for Two Shows

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Trumpeter and Celina, Ohio native John Lake is playing two shows in Columbus next week as part of a mini-tour of his home state. Though he leads his own original groups SHIRLEY and The John Lake Ensemble, Lake’s Columbus debut shows will feature groups of top local talent that he will be meeting for the […]

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