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The biggest Outdoor Jazz weekend of the summer! Before our preview of Jazz & Rib Fest, here are some other options for swingin’ fun in the summer sun (and heat)! On Friday, July 19th at Noon, the monthly Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Jam Session resumes at State Auto’s Pein Park (details here). Great options for Saturday, July 20th include the soulful New Birth Jazz Concert Series double bill of Jazz Patrol 2.0 & The L.A. Band at New Birth Christian Ministries (East Side) at 4pm (info), the hot Cuban fusion of Waves de Aché for the Local ‘n Live series at the Campus Gateway Beer Garden at 6pm (info), and the Jazz in the Park series at Maloney Park (Linden) return of the groovin’ fusion sounds of Groove Palette at 6pm (info). Waves de Aché makes a second outdoor appearance as part of the Sustainable Steps Launch Party at Land-Grant Brewing Company in Franklinton on Sunday, July 21st at 3pm (info). And there’s a prime outside doubleheader midweek: The Easton Town Center Sounds on the Town series presents the Tony Monaco Trio with the Byron Stripling Quartet on Wednesday, July 24th at⋅6pm (info)! Keep reading for festival options! Read More →

TMT Trio + 2 at Filament July 25

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A special quintet version of the TMT Trio, including native Columbus trombonist Sam Blakeslee, makes a tour stop at Filament at the Vanderelli Room on Thursday, July 25th at 8pm. This event is BYOB, donations will be requested at the door for this next intimate look at top-flight jazz artists at Filament. Info from the […]

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Review: Small Songs – One After Another, After Another, After Another

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One After Another, After Another, After Another, the sophomore studio release from saxophonist-composer Alex Burgoyne’s band Small Songs (available for purchase on Bandcamp and from Burgoyne at shows) comes on with the sticky heat and mix of sweet comfort and ominous dread perfect for those days when summer takes flight. Continue reading for more thoughts, […]

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2019 Columbus Jazz & Rib Festival

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The biggest jazz event of the year is upon us – the 40th annual Columbus Jazz and Rib Festival is this weekend! This year’s event returns to the Scioto Mile and offers 28 live performances on two stages in Bicentennial and Genoa Parks. These three days of award-winning ribs from 21 barbecue teams, a wide […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of July 12th 2019

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Friday, July 12th Local ‘n Live: Small Songs – Campus Gateway Beer Garden – 5pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Tim Dvorkin Trio – Market District Supermarket (Grandview Yard) – 6pm Anthony Jackson & Friends – Two Truths (Short North) – 6pm Django Jazz: Brett Burleson, Josh Hindmarsh & Victoria Woods – Rambling […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – July 11th, 2019

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The Outdoor Jazz offerings in Columbus for the upcoming week are swingin’! On Friday, July 12th, get your weekend off to a prompt start when the Local ‘n Live series at the Campus Gateway Beer Garden (outside District PourHouse) features Small Songs at 5pm (more details here). The 2019 JazZoo Series at the Columbus Zoo […]

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Interview: Hot Tonic

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“Described as Postmodern Jukebox meets Amy Winehouse,” Columbus group Hot Tonic is “a swinging jazz band that crosses over into funky soul” in a variety of lineups and settings. The core of the group is vocalist and double bassist Victoria Woods and guitarist Josh Hindmarsh, and the pair keeps busy with gigs ranging from duo […]

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The Brewtet Jazz Jam Sessions at Zaftig Podcast, Anniversary Show

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The Brewtet Jazz Jam Sessions at Zaftig Brewing Company near Worthington has been a welcome addition to the Columbus jazz scene since its debut in 2018. Powered by house band The Brewtet, led by Korey Black on baritone sax with Paul Baker on bass, Will Ash on drum set, and Julian Dittmer on piano, the […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, 4th of July Weekend 2019

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Wednesday, July 3rd Anna & the Consequences Duo with Paul Strawser – Upper Arlington Farmers’ Market – 4pm Dave Powers – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Tom Carroll on the Patio – Granville Inn (Granville) – 6pm John Householder Trio – Rishi Sushi Kitchen & Bar (Downtown) – 6:30pm Will Strickler DIP Trio – Brothers Drake […]

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