3 Great Nights of Live Jazz at Natalie's this Week

Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza and Live music has definitely delivered on both fronts and for jazz fans, this week is an exciting week at Natalie’s. Three evenings of live jazz back to back to back in the comfortable and calm confines and listening room. Not too mention great pizza! This week features some of Columbus’ best jazz musicians starting with the Dan White Sextet on Wednesday, June 5th, Randy Mather Quartet with Natalie Adams on Thursday evening, and the Vernon Hairston Trio with Tia Harris Roseboro on Friday evening June 7th. Wednesday and Thursday evening shows start at 9pm with the Friday night performance starting at 10pm. Read below for full bios of these great musicians. Thanks to Natalie’s for putting a great lineup together for jazz fans this week.

Dan White Sextet

The Dan White Sextet is a band that formed in 2010 at the Ohio State University, and is known for its original music. The sextet strives to push the boundaries of composition and improvisation. Featuring a front line of mulch-instrumentalists, the group has an array of sounds to bring to the table. Each member uses his unique instrumental voice to contribute collectively. The combination of these voices leads to a unique sound that escapes the specific boundary of the jazz genre.

Upon winning the Rochester Jazz Star Competition, White recorded and produced his debut album “Between The Lines”, featuring current sextet member Chris Ott. Jon Lampley was soon added to the ensemble, completing the dynamic front line.

Each band member has enjoyed individual success aside from the sextet. Lampley spends his summers and select dates throughout the year touring with the platinum selling band O.A.R. Ott and White spent a summer performing with the Disneyland All American College Band. Additionally, White has received honors from Downbeat Magazine and the Jazz Education Network for his composing and saxophone abilities.

Randy Mather with Natalie Adams

Randy Mather

Well known saxophonist, Randy Mather has been a fixture in the jazz scene for many years. He has toured throughout Europe and The United States, and his range and versatility have enabled him to perform with a diverse group of musicians and entertainers, including Woody Herman, Aretha Franklin, David Sanborn, Phil Woods and many others.

Natalie Adams has performed with several area symphonies, and has been a featured vocalist performing with Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra. Natalie holds a degree in Horn Performance from Capital University, and has played with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, The Licking County Orchestra, and the Newark Granville Symphony.

Roger Hines (bass) has toured and recorded with Diane Schuur and Ray Charles. In addition to performing Roger also taught bass at The Ohio State University School of Music, and has been on the music faculty of Capital University since 2006.

Aaron Scott (percussion) has been teaching percussion for over 30 years. He can currently be heard with his jazz group TRio featuring Dave DeWitt and Derek DiCenzo, the popular R&B band Phil Clark & THE SOUL, as well as The Caribbean Jazz Quartet.

Dan Rowan (keyboards) is a pianist of great style, taste and sophistication. After being the house pianist at the Hyatt on Capitol Square for over fifteen years, he now freelances in and around the Columbus area.

Vernon Hairston Trio with Tia Harris Roseboro

Vernon Hairston Trio with Tia Harris Roseboro
Vernon Hairston Trio with Tia Harris Roseboro

Vernon Hairston has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition from the Ohio State University where he studied with the late great world renowned Hank Marr. He also has a Bachelor of Music Education in Vocal Pedagogy from Ohio State University.

Vernon has produced recording projects and has recorded and toured with artists such as Grammy nominated The New King James Version, Keith Dobbins and Resurrection, Chris Byrd, Keith Harrison of The Time, and Cynthia Turner & Heartspeak. Vernon Hairston heads his own jazz band, The Vernon Hairston Trio and has worked with many Columbus area artists and musicians. For more information, check out his website at www.vernonhairston.com

Tia Harris Roseboro, better known as “Just Tia”, was raised in Columbus, and in her early twenties, she began singing professionally as the vocalist with an R&B group called Dark Star. Inspired to change her focus to jazz, Tia began receiving vocal coaching with Columbus Jazz legend, Michele Horsefield.

Tia has toured, recorded and appeared with many local groups and artists as an independent singer for over 25 years. She has sung on numerous occasions with The Stan Smith Band, The Jazz Professors, The Columbus Jazz Orchestra, and Steve Newby and Conversation Pieces from Indiana.

Her biggest accomplishment was performing internationally with The Columbus Jazz Orchestra in Spain and Denmark as their featured vocalist to the delight of audiences at every stop.

Visit Tia Roseboro on the Web at www.thrjazz.com

Check out the full calendar of events at Natalie’s: http://www.nataliescoalfiredpizza.com/calendar

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