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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 the first time since his appearance in Guillermo Klein’s Los Guachos big band at the Wexner Center, thanks to local guitar hero Zakk Jones who opens, Monder graces Columbus’ premiere intimate listening room, Filament, for a solo guitar performance on November 23 (tickets here), I was lucky enough to talk with Monder by phone about the mesmerizing double-album he comes to town promoting, Day After Day. Read More →

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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JazzColumbus Weekly – October 31st, 2019

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Before a roundup of a swinging weekend and what’s next at Brothers Drake, there are details of a fun Jazz Road Trip this weekend. The Springfield Symphony Jazz Orchestra, which announced its inaugural season this summer, presents “Big Band Royalty – The Count Meets The Duke” on Saturday, November 2nd at 7:30pm in the John […]

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PBJ & Jazz Returns November 2

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Details were recently released for the Jazz Arts Group’s 2019-2020 PBJ & Jazz Fall/Winter Concert Series starting Saturday, November 2 at 10am & 11:30am. These 5 pairs of monthly concerts in the Lincoln Theatre Ballroom provide a gateway to jazz and American music to young children and their families courtesy of the area’s talented musicians. […]

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