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I had a fantastic Jazz Night Out when I saw the Terell Stafford Quintet at the Lincoln Theatre on Thursday the 12th. Presented by Jazz Arts Group in collaboration with the King Arts Complex, the concert was an emphatic finale to the KAC’s “MLK: 50 Years Later” celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program largely drew from the immense catalog of legendary trumpeter Lee Morgan, to whom Stafford paid tribute on 2015’s Brotherlee Love. Opener “Trapped” swung hard, with Stafford’s trumpet heavy and blazing, saxophonist Tim Warfield starting lighter but dancing into a fervor, pianist Bruce Barth issuing forth grand bursts and runs, and drummer Billy Williams delivering a high speed drum set workout. Morgan’s “Candy” was rendered as a duet by Stafford and Barth, with the former warm in the melody role and humorous on his solo, and Barth alternating between delicate and emphatic. Keep reading for more thoughts on the show as well as previews of Ali Affleck in from Scotland, the return of the From the Five Jazztet and Record Store Day jazz at Elizabeth’s! Read More →

John Householder Trio Tuesdays at Blind Lady Tavern

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One of the new live jazz options to emerge in Downtown Columbus in recent months is a fun weekly event at Blind Lady Tavern on East Mound Street. This restaurant and bar with a Southern flair hosts the John Householder Jazz Trio for two sets each Tuesday from 8 to 10:30pm resuming April 24th when […]

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Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month With Filament

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One new venue offering multiple ways to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) this April is Filament at the Vanderelli Room, “a grassroots-oriented performing arts space and listening lounge” operated by Gerard Cox within The Vanderelli Room art gallery in Franklinton, just west of Downtown Columbus. Filament will be holding a JAM Celebration on Friday, April […]

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Michael Cox – Compassion

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Acclaimed veteran saxophonist and educator Dr. Michael Cox released a new album earlier this year at the 5th Annual Mark Flugge Memorial Jazz Concert. Entitled Compassion, Cox recorded this labor of love in 2015 with Chris Sulit at Trading 8’s Studio in Paramus, New Jersey, with Gary Versace on piano and organ, Buster Williams on […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of April 13th 2018

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Friday, April 13th Capital Jazz & World Music Festival: Invitational – Capital University (Bexley) – 10am to 6pm OSU Jazz on the Plaza: Combos – Wexner Center Plaza – 5:30pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Capital Jazz & World Music Festival: Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra, […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – April 12th, 2018

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First on the list of Shows To See This Week is a gypsy jazz outfit heading south to play Columbus this weekend. Cleveland area quartet Hot Djang plays Notes on Friday, April 13th at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm – tickets and more details are available here. Featuring Reed Simon on violin, Kevin Richards on […]

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Hypnotide – The Ninja and the Sea Monster

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Columbus surf-rock quartet Hypnotide recently released a new EP entitled The Ninja and the Sea Monster. Following in the footsteps of their 2015 full-length debut Landlocked, this 6-track collection again features a lineup of stalwart area (at one time) jazz musicians: Larry Marotta and Aaron Quinn (guitars), Joe Nelson (drums), and Brett Burleson (bass). The […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of April 6th 2018

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Friday, April 6th Capital University Guitar Festival – Huntington Recital Hall (Bexley) – Noon to 8pm SCAT LSP 1st Friday Happy Hour Featuring Louise Salvador – Lincoln Cafe – 5pm Tim Tolber – Monarch 614 (Short North) – 5pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Dave […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – April 5th, 2018

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Here in Jazz Appreciation Month, there is news of a short Jazz Road Trip next week for the chance to see a top-notch group. The Anat Cohen Tentet, featuring jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen and a great supporting cast, will perform in the Kennedy Union Ballroom at the University of Dayton on Wednesday, April 11th at […]

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