JazzColumbus.com was originally created by Mark Subel, a supporter of local jazz and the city of Columbus, Ohio.
After Mark stepped down, Andrew Patton and frequent collaborator Richard Sanford took over. Both Andrew and Richard were staples of the scene, and did a huge thing in reaching out to local and national talent.
Now, Alex Burgoyne and Zakk Jones, both musicians in the scene, are at the helm. They’re excited to take the site in a new direction, while still providing high quality calendar information.
Email: You can email Alex & Zakk here. We are always interested in finding new collaborators for this volunteer effort, so please contact us if you would like to help!
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The origins of JazzColumbus date back to 2006, with Mark starting to post articles in 2009. Mark detailed some of the history of the site when Andrew began running it in 2015. Keep reading for Mark’s original goals for the site:
The goal of JazzColumbus.com is to be an online resource for the Columbus and Central Ohio Jazz Community.
The intent of the site is to help foster the growth of the Columbus Jazz community by:
1. Embracing the exceptional jazz culture this area has to offer
2. Educating the community on the rich tradition of jazz music and local jazz history
3. Promoting the persons and places entrenched in the Columbus Jazz scene
4. Providing an online medium for all individuals involved in the Columbus Jazz scene to cultivate their artistic visions to a wider audience
It is our hope that as a result of our commitment:
1. More people will enjoy the outstanding jazz music in the region
2. Jazz clubs, restaurants, and public performance spaces will offer more jazz events, and inspire further jazz venues to open.
3. Jazz musicians will find more jazz gigs available and a wealth of new listeners.
4. Aspiring jazz musicians will be provided more opportunities for education and performance.
The website strives to provide the reader with the most current information regarding live jazz events and activities throughout the Central Ohio region. From local jazz shows to national touring jazz performers, JazzColumbus.com presents the community and world with the current jazz “happenings” in the Columbus area.