Comfest 2016 – Jazz Performances

The 44th annual Community Festival finally arrives this weekend, Friday, June 24th, through Sunday, June 26th! Held in Goodale Park, just north of downtown Columbus, Comfest offers seven stages of live entertainment, running the gamut from rock and folk to hip-hop and R&B, and even live arts presentations and performances. One stage is dedicated to jazz, the “I Wish You Jazz” stage, and periodically some jazz performances may be seen on other stages. Jazz stage headlining sets include a Friday night show by Jim Maneri’s Flypaper, a homecoming Saturday night set from Evan Oberla’s EOP, and the Tony Monaco Trio’s return to their traditional festival closing slot on Sunday night. Look for a more detailed preview of the schedule in my weekly column on Wednesday night. Stay tuned to the Comfest Facebook page for updates. Happy Comfest!

2016 Comfest Jazz Schedule

*All performances at the “I Wish You Jazz Stage” unless otherwise noted.

Friday, June 24th

Noon Ms Sara D
12:55 Positive Energy
1:50 Turtle Boat
4:10 Ryan Folger Octet
5:05 Center Trio
6:00 Angel Radio Live
6:55 Tim Dvorkin Trio
8:50 Chickenhawk Birdgetters
9:55 Jim Maneri‘s Flypaper

Saturday, June 25th

Noon Vaughn Wiester
1:50 Kelly McLennan +5
3:15 Circus Of Cool
4:10 Radarhill
5:05 The Jazz Poetry Ensemble
6:00 Safety Squad
6:55 fo/mo/deep
7:55 EOP

Sunday, June 26th

Noon Sonikora
12:55 Rhinestone
1:50 Noe Salsa Project
2:45 Jen Miller
4:10 Canta Brasil
7:00 Tony Monaco Trio
7:15 Descendre – Offramp Stage

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