Avant-percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani returns to Columbus as part of our invaluable Fuse Factory series. Nakatani leads his “community engagement project” Nakatani Gong Orchestra on Friday, September 1st at Franklinton intermedia locus The Vanderelli Room (tickets and more info at this Facebook page). More info and videos of this rare spectacle belowContinue Reading

Dave Douglas, trumpeter and frequent guest of the Wexner Center, returns to Columbus next Tuesday at 8pm with his invigorating collaboration with Parisian pianist Frank Woeste, Dada People, as one of a handful of US dates co-sponsored by the French-American Jazz Exchange (tickets available here). I was lucky enough to speakContinue Reading

Saxophonist-composer Alex Burgoyne’s art-pop band Small Songs release their long-awaited debut album Hey on Saturday, February 11th, at Ethel’s in Short North Stage’s Garden Theatre (Facebook invite). The record has a slightly different lineup with Fran Litterski on vocals (Devin Copfer currently and at the release) and Kyle Tucker on guitarContinue Reading