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After a successful opener featuring TV and movie themes in November, pianist Tony Hagood’s 2018-2019 Jazz at the MAC series returns in the new year with a nuanced look at a true jazz master. “Tony Hagood Presents The Music of Horace Silver” takes place at the McConnell Arts Center in Worthington on Friday, January 25th at 7:30pmtickets are available here. Hagood has once again assembled a top-notch ensemble for his next concert, as his quintet will feature Anthony Stanco on trumpet, Michael Cox on tenor saxophone, Reggie Jackson on drums, and Bradley Mellen on bass. Hagood was very kind to answer my questions about Silver, the concert and the band, so keep reading to learn much more about this excellent show. Read More →

Mark Lomax II Premieres 400: An Afrikan Epic at the Lincoln January 26

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Synchronicity doesn’t get much more righteous than Columbus’ preeminent modern interdisciplinary arts institution, the Wexner Center, awarding our finest composer, Mark Lomax II, with their residency award for one of the most ambitious projects in Columbus music, 400: An Afrikan Epic (pre-order at the link). Lomax premieres a suite of work from this 12-album epic […]

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Covering the ‘Basses’ with Phil Maneri

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Preface: New to Ohio, specifically Columbus, from London, England and New York City, I grew accustomed to live music gigs not only being plentiful, but available each and every night. I spent the first few months looking for same here in Columbus, and after a while reality sunk in as I would become painfully aware that […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of January 11th 2019

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Friday, January 11th Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Anthony Jackson & Dylan Bram – Two Truths (Short North) – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Richard Lopez Trio – Black Point – 6:30pm The Big Badd and Funk Worthy – Brothers Drake – 9pm

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JazzColumbus Weekly – January 10th, 2019

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Tops on our list of Shows To See This Week is a rare appearance by a long-running source of eclectic and ecstatic ensemble jazz. On Saturday, January 12th at 10pm, Honk, Wail & Moan returns for a show at Dick’s Den. Admission is $5. Founded in 1991, the band still plays today with a talented […]

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Second Saturdays with Sonikora at the Vanderelli Room

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A monthly multi-disciplinary improvisational jazz event recently returned to the local jazz calendar. Second Saturdays with Sonikora takes place at The Vanderelli Room in Franklinton on the second Saturday of each month. Each installment finds the Sonikora trio joined by a different musical collaborator, as well as a visual artist who also takes part. While […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of January 4th 2019

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Friday, January 4th SCAT LSP 1st Friday Happy Hour – Lincoln Cafe – 5pm Blastozoa – The Goat (Downtown) – 5:30pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Anthony Jackson & Friends – Two Truths (Short North) – 6pm Silent Bell Quartet – Woodlands Tavern – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – January 3rd, 2019

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Happy 2019 jazz fans! I hope you had a festive and restful holiday season, and are ready for more live jazz in the new year! First up on our list of Shows To See This Week is Columbus trio Not By Design making its local debut. Consisting of Bobby Lucas on piano, Alex McLaughlin on […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, New Year’s Weekend 2018-2019

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Friday, December 28th, 2018 Anthony Jackson – Two Truths (Short North) – 5pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Healthy Music Healthy Food with Cedric Easton & Circle of Friends – Long Street Studio (Downtown) – 7pm Waves de Aché Trio – Black Point – 7pm […]

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