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Next in our new series of interviews with some of Central Ohio’s finest jazz musicians is guitarist Aditya Jayanthi. A Columbus native, Jayanthi studied music at Fort Hayes and Capital University. His resume includes leading various small groups at Dicks Den, as well as playing with Vaughn Wiesters Famous Jazz Orchestra, the Matt Adams Quartet, David Ornette Cherry and Circus of Cool. Jayanthi spent most of the past 3 years serving in the Army, where he found time to play in local bands and even led his own trio in Seoul, Korea. He has now returned home to Columbus and is wasting no time getting back into the jazz scene, playing in several bands and forming a new band, Turtle Boat, which will celebrate the music of drummer Paul Motian with a performance on Sunday, February 1st at 9:30pm at Dick’s Den. Jayanthi was kind enough to answer our interview questions and give us more insight on his background and current projects: Read More →

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Pete Mills 5-tet Plays “The In Sound”

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