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Calendars have aligned among Columbus jazz venues to create an astounding lineup of touring and area musicians performing smooth and/or funky jazz on Saturday, May 26th. Therefore, if you’re still making plans for a fun Memorial Day weekend, we assembled a roundup of your many strong options (that we know of as of press time). One blockbuster performance originally scheduled for Saturday has recently shifted days and venues. Columbus smooth jazz, R&B and urban contemporary powerhouse NexLevel will join forces with a frequent collaborator, Louisville, Kentucky’s Maestro J “The Blazin’ Violinist” at The Idle-A-While on Friday, May 25th at 9pm for an exciting mix of smooth jazz and neo-soul. Tickets are $15 at the door or online – click here for more details including discounts! Keep reading for info on Saturday events. Read More →

Diana Krall at the Ohio Theatre June 1

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Internationally acclaimed pianist and vocalist Diana Krall kicks off a month-long stretch of her “Turn Up The Quiet World Tour” with her long-awaited return to Columbus next week. CAPA presents Diana Krall at the Ohio Theatre on Friday, June 1st at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm – Tickets are available here. Touring in support of […]

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2018 JazZoo Schedule Announced

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Jazz Arts Group recently announced the schedule for the 13th annual JazZoo, taking place on four Fridays over the course of five weeks this summer at the Columbus Zoo. Held in the lovely outdoor setting of the zoo’s Water’s Edge Events Park along the O’Shaughnessy Reservoir, these concerts will pair the Columbus Jazz Orchestra with […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of May 18th 2018

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Friday, May 18th Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Tony Hagood – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Richard Lopez Trio – Black Point – 7pm Hosea’s State of Mind – The Idle-A-While (East Side) – 8pm Stan Smith: Duos, Trios, More – Filament at the Vanderelli Room (Franklinton) – 8pm Mike Casey Trio “Stay […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – May 17th, 2018

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As spring hurtles toward summer here in Columbus, it’s time for our first Outdoor Jazz roundup of 2018! This semi-weekly segment will provide details on all of your options (to the best of our knowledge) to see live jazz outside in the warmer months. Saturday, May 19th brings the first annual Columbus Taco Fest to […]

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Interview: David Lewis of Elizabeth’s Records

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Located at 3037 Indianola Avenue near Studio 35, Clintonville’s Elizabeth’s Records is one of Columbus’ finest record stores. And while they stock used records to suit many tastes, one thing the store is becoming known for is its strong selection of jazz records, and its interest in buying used jazz records. With Thelonious Monk’s Underground […]

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Bexley Jazz in the Park Series 2018

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There is news this week of an exciting new outdoor jazz series to enjoy in the warmer months of 2018. The inaugural Bexley Jazz in the Park Series kicks off on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th at 4pm in Bexley’s Havenwood Park, with music from saxophonist and Bexley resident Bryan Olsheski with the Bobby Floyd […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Mother’s Day Weekend 2018

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Friday, May 11th Jerry Powell Quartet – The Social Club Lounge and Event Venue (East Side) – 5:30pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Simon Sweet – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Richard Lopez Trio – Black Point – 7pm Jazz & Juleps with the Ben Maloney Trio – German Village Society Meeting House […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – May 10th, 2018

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers out there! There are plenty of ways to celebrate Mom with jazz this weekend, including a couple events ahead of the holiday. The In Full Swing big band is presenting a two-night “Swing Into Spring!” concert with the help of vocalists from The Singsations and dancers at […]

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