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The holiday season is just about here! So before Alex Burgoyne gets into the next great Wednesday at Brothers Drake, here is our first Holiday Jazz Guide of 2019. On Saturday, November 23rd, Autumn Rush Vineyard in Johnstown continues its momentum from patio season with a Christmas In November Holiday Jazz Dinner featuring the dynamic duo of Vernon Hairston & Olivia Darla performing at 5pmtickets and full details here. On Sunday, November 24th from 1:30 to 6:30pm, Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society holds its annual Fall Harvest of Bands festival at Makoy Center in Hilliard. This year’s event features Cakewalkin’ Jazz Band, Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers, and Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band, and canned food and dry goods will be collected to benefit the Holy Family Soup Kitchen in Franklinton – more details here. And on Tuesday, November 26th at 8pm, SwingColumbus will hold its Bands-Giving with John Vermeulen Swing Orchestra for your dancing pleasure at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Downtown – info here. Get in the swinging holiday spirit! Read More →

Ayman Abi Kheir – Zayzafoon

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Ayman Abi Kheir, a Lebanese percussionist living in Columbus while he continues his Jazz Studies at Capital University, is releasing his new album Zayzafoon this week. The album release party will be held on Friday, November 22nd at 10pm in the main gallery of The Vanderelli Room in Franklinton. The performance will feature the Columbus-based […]

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Guitarist Ben Monder Comes to Filament November 23

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Since his debut album in 1995, Ben Monder has reshaped jazz guitar with a keen eye for history – lending an unmistakable voice to the work of giants including David Bowie, Lee Konitz, Maria Schneider, Paul Motian, Ingrid Jensen, and Tim Berne – and a firm grip on the future with beguiling, idiosyncratic compositions. For […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of November 15th 2019

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Friday, November 15th Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Honeytones with Cherie Mannino – Barrel & Boar Creekside (Gahanna) – 6pm Anthony Jackson & Friends – Two Truths (Short North) – 6pm Jazz Arts Group’s One Night Only – Columbus Museum of Art – 6:30pm Lucas Holmes – Black Point – 6:30pm NexLevel – […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – November 14th, 2019

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Up first in our list of Shows To See This Week is a special night celebrating the successful rebirth of the Lincoln Theatre (photo by Terry Gilliam). On Thursday, November 21st from 6 to 10pm, The Lincoln Theatre Association presents Backstage Revue at the Lincoln Theatre – tickets and full details available here. From CAPA: […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of November 8th 2019

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Friday, November 8th Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Honeytones with Cherie Mannino – Barrel & Boar Creekside (Gahanna) – 6pm Anthony Jackson & Friends – Two Truths (Short North) – 6pm Lucas Holmes – Black Point – 6:30pm Louise Salvador – Bexley Premier Restaurant – 7pm Capital Big Band Annual Fall Show – […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – November 7th, 2019

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Kicking off the 6th anniversary of my JazzColumbus Weekly column (!) is details on another fun weekend in the cozy confines of Filament at The Vanderelli Room (Franklinton). After a newly announced performance by the prodigious pair of the Logan Moore/Paul Strawser Duo providing “intimate, totally acoustic jazz/improvised music” on Saturday, November 9th at 9pm […]

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Nova Madrugada Monthly at Savor Pint

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Bassist and educator extraordinaire Roger Hines recently checked in about a new monthly gig for one of his longest-running ensembles. Hines tells me that Nova Madrugada will be playing the first Thursday of every month 7-10pm at Savor Pint, 4440 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, OH 43214 in Clintonville. Their next gig is Thursday, November 7th. Currently […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of November 1st 2019

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Friday, November 1st Baccus Elliott Stewart Trio 1st Friday Happy Hour – Lincoln Cafe – 5pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Anthony Jackson & Friends – Two Truths (Short North) – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Lucas Holmes – Black Point – 6:30pm Nostalgics Big Band: Freedom’s Never Free […]

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