Hello – This week’s Our Scene // Your Scene is exclusively about the relationship of musicians, audiences, venues, and the rules surrounding safety and live performances. You’ll also find some science, some music, some longer thoughts on masks from Phil, and a special edition Flashlighter at the bottom. We startedContinue Reading

Jazz Columbus is the stories of the people around us. Musicians, photographers, audio engineers, venue owners, talent bookers, and the folks who make up audiences across the city. In a non-pandemic world, we’re also as robust a calendar as we can muster, a place to find opinions on music toContinue Reading

Hello. Our scene, our city, our country, and the world are having a conversation about race. It’s our intention to listen and participate where it’s appropriate, but to also use this platform as a way to magnify the voices of others. So instead of writing too much, I’m going toContinue Reading

“It is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled;Continue Reading

Hello friends of the Scene – thanks for tuning in for another Quarantine edition of Our Scene // Your Scene, where we aim to highlight what’s happening in the realm of jazz here in Columbus. A friendly reminder to those of you who are feeling bored or brave or aContinue Reading

This week, Phil reminds all of us of some important things, guest writer Seth Alexander interviews Bob Breithaupt about the phenomenon known as Jazz Percussion Ensemble, we meet Trumpeter/Photographer Tim Perdue, and Alex offers a CHALLENEGE.

Hello! Life is wild. Maybe the most abnormal thing is how normal it’s all starting to feel. We’re trying to be light over here at JazzColumbus, despite the lack of live music in our lives. So here is another action packed edition of Our Scene // Your Scene. And ifContinue Reading

Hello – We’d like to honor the memory of Lee Konitz, one of my (Alex) saxophone heroes and a pillar of jazz history. Let’s remember Lee and all of the great musicians who have taken the stage for the great big gig in the sky. “I’m constantly amazed still atContinue Reading

Hello – In lieu of a long introduction, perhaps a new tradition, an excerpt from a book of letters written by Rainer Maria Rilke which feels right for now: “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms andContinue Reading