Big Week of International Jazz Performers in Columbus

This week a plethora of national and International touring jazz performers hit the stage in Columbus. From the Yellowjackets to Adam Rudolph/Sam Jones, to Poncho Sanchez, this week is stacked with excellent touring jazz performers. Here are the details:

Tuesday April 27th

Adam Rudolph and Ralph Jones

YeYi: Adam Rudolph – Ralph “Buzzy” Jones Duet, a wordless psalm of prototypical vibrations

Adam Rudolph is a world-renowned hand percussionist. Ralph “Buzzy” Jones is a saxophonist and flutist of the first order. They have been performing as a duo for a long time, but this is a rare Midwest tour.

We have tentatively planned a workshop (# of RSVPs depending…) with Adam and Buzzy that would run from 5:30 – 6:30 PM the day of the concert. Please RSVP if you would like to attend the workshop. A donation of $10-20 is suggested but not required. Read the bottom of this post for some idea about Adam’s workshop approach.

Full Details:

Wednesday, April 28th

The YellowJackets

The Yellowjackets, will be here in Columbus on April 28th at the Lincoln Theatre. Tickets are on sale now through CAPA and Ticketmaster. A special offer for JazzColumbus readers is available through Tixit. Get 50% off your tickets to see the Yellowjackets. Click here to buy: Tixit

A performance by the Yellowjackets—purveyors of innovative, eclectic jazz for nearly three decades—is an experience that has as much to do with sight as it does sound. Any given performance on any given night by this seasoned quartet brings with it a degree of spontaneity and expression—on an individual as well as collective level—that can be best appreciated by seeing these four highly skilled musicians in front of a live audience.

Sunday, May 2nd

Poncho Sanchez, legendary conguero (conga player)

Poncho Sanchez learned from the masters. As a youngster, he played alongside Cal Tjader, Claire Fisher, and Mongo Santamaria. Now as a bandleader for almost two decades, he has unswervingly preserved a bedrock style of Afro-Cuban Latin jazz pioneered half a century ago by his heroes, while infusing it with his own fresh and engaging interpretations.


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