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This weekend the 2018-19 Jazz at the MAC season at the McConnell Arts Center in Worthington gets started under the direction of pianist and musical director Tony Hagood. Hagood and a cast of talented musicians produced four excellent concerts for his first series in 2017-18 – his Brubeck tribute was fantastic – and this season will pick up where they left off. Tony Hagood presents Movie and TV Themes Reimagined at the McConnell’s Bronwynn Theatre on Friday, November 16th at 7:30pm. Tickets and more details are available here. The season continues in the new year with concerts covering Horace Silver, modern jazz, and Rhapsody in Blue. Hagood was kind enough to answer my questions via email, so keep reading to learn more about this weekend’s concert and upcoming events, as well as video footage from last season. Read More →

Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of November 9th 2018

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Friday, November 9th Jerry Powell Quartet – The Social Club Lounge (East Side) – 6pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Paul Strawser & Ben Crowder – Two Truths (Short North) – 6pm Simon Sweet – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Richard Lopez Trio – Black Point – 7pm Dan Wenninger with Caleb Miller […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – November 8th, 2018

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Last month Columbus-based guitarist Alex Schrock released a new live trio album, Live at BLU Jazz+, which is available for preview and purchase here. Recorded in June at Blu Jazz+ in Akron, the album showcases Schrock’s trio, with bassist Bradley Mellen and drummer Anthony Taddeo, in fine form. The album is a well-rounded and well-mastered […]

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2018-2019 PBJ & Jazz Fall/Winter Series

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Now that summer is over, a perennial family favorite moves inside for a new season of concerts that “introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families.” Jazz Arts Group’s 2018-2019 PBJ & Jazz Fall/Winter Series presents five concerts in the Lincoln Theatre ballroom, monthly from November through March, covering a wide array […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of November 2nd 2018

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Friday, November 2nd SCAT LSP 1st Friday Happy Hour: A Tribute To The Blues – Lincoln Cafe – 5pm Jazz Arts Group’s One Night Only – The Bluestone (Downtown) – 5:30pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Nostalgics Big Band: USO Dance – Sands Building, Fairfield […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – November 1st, 2018

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I had a fun Jazz Night Out when Richard Sanford and I saw The JazzPoetry Ensemble’s tribute to Hamiet Bluiett at Dick’s Den on Sunday the 28th. Joined by Mark Donavan on baritone sax, the band’s two sets of wide-ranging funky improvised tunes with poetry and insights from leader Michael Vander Does were indeed a […]

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Dick’s Den Residency: Aaron Scott

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The fifth year of the Dick’s Den Wednesday Residency program continues with an outstanding November slate courtesy of drummer Aaron Scott. One of the area’s finest (and busiest) musicians, Scott is regularly heard with his TRio jazz group featuring Dave DeWitt and Derek DiCenzo, as well as R&B band Phil Clark & THE SOUL, From […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of October 26th 2018

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Friday, October 26th Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Simon Sweet – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Dave DeWitt TRio – Black Point – 7pm The Crucible – Filament at The Vanderelli Room (Franklinton) – 7pm NexLevel – The Idle-A-While Supper Club (East Side) – 8pm Emerald City Swing Orchestra – Emerald City Ballroom […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – October 25th, 2018

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One of the highlights of a busy last weekend of October is the return of a beloved Columbus jazz tradition – Bungalow Jazz! Founder and proprietor Becky Ogden now owns a new property near Delaware – 5137 Riverside Dr, Delaware, OH 43015, six miles north of the Columbus Zoo – where she’ll be hosting a […]

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