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The Wexner Center’s schedule rolls along, building up momentum, with a Columbus debut (as a bandleader) by one of the most vibrant, exciting drummers in jazz: Allison Miller. Miller’s band Boom Tic Boom arrive in town Tuesday, October 24 (tickets here). For more info on the band as well as videos, continue below the jump. Read More →

Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of October 13th 2017

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Friday, October 13th SOLD OUT: A Tribute to Ray Charles – The Refectory – 6pm Simon Sweet – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante (Powell) – 7pm Richard Lopez Trio – Black Point – 7pm NexLevel – The Idle-A-While House Restaurant (East Side) – 8pm A Columbus Jazz Orchestra 45th Anniversary […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – October 12th, 2017

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With Fall in full gear, there are plenty of wonderful options on our Columbus Jazz Calendar, so my list of Shows To See This Week was hard to narrow down! One great choice is Tony Monaco and the Grinders, playing Dick’s Den on Friday, October 13th at 10pm. Named after “Organ Grinder Swing,” The Grinders […]

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Bill Holman with the Famous Jazz Orchestra October 16

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While Monday nights with Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra have been a swinging good time every week for over twenty years now, the next installment will be extra special. Wiester and the FJO will be joined by special guest Bill Holman at the Clintonville Woman’s Club on Monday, October 16th. Composer/arranger, conductor, saxophonist, and songwriter […]

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Columbus Jazz Orchestra 45th Anniversary Extravaganza

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The Columbus Jazz Orchestra opens its “Swingin’ with the CJO” 2017-2018 season October 12 – 15 with a truly special event – A CJO 45th Anniversary Extravaganza! Tickets are available here, at the CAPA Ticket Office, or by phone at (614) 469-0939. These four concerts present the high-powered CJO with a cavalcade of stars – […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of October 6th 2017

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Friday, October 6th SCAT LSP 1st Friday Happy Hour: A Tribute to Carolyn’s Club – Lincoln Cafe – 5pm Happy Hour Jam Session – Elevator Brewery Taproom – 6pm Dylan Bram & Gabe Koempel Duo – Oscar’s of Dublin – 6pm Simon Sweet – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante (Powell) […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – October 5th, 2017

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First up on the list of Shows To See This Week is news of great live jazz in a new venue in Central Ohio. The Tom Davis Trio will play at Loose Rail Brewing, 37 West Waterloo Street in Canal Winchester, on Friday, October 6th from 7 to 10pm. Opened in May, the brewery and […]

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Tony Hagood: The Music of Dave Brubeck at the MAC

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Worthington’s McConnell Arts Center (The MAC) is gearing up to present a new season of its Jazz at the MAC series of jazz concerts in its beautiful Bronwynn Theatre. The 2017-18 season finds experienced educator, pianist and bandleader Tony Hagood at the helm, leading his first concert series after years of great gigs around Columbus […]

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The Bad Plus Bill Frisell at Lincoln Theatre October 8

Thumbnail image for The Bad Plus Bill Frisell at Lincoln Theatre October 8 by Richard Sanford

It’s no exaggeration to say The Bad Plus – drummer Dave King, bassist Reid Anderson, and pianist Ethan Iverson – are the primary gateway drug to jazz for music fans of my generation. For a generation previous, guitarist Bill Frisell is on a similar very short list. They come to the Lincoln under the auspices of […]

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