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Comfest 2017 – Jazz Performances

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by Andrew Patton on June 19, 2017

Established in 1972, the annual Community Festival finally arrives this weekend, Friday, June 23rd, through Sunday, June 25th! Held in Goodale Park, just north of downtown Columbus, Comfest offers seven stages of live entertainment, running the gamut from rock and folk to reggae, 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 longtime festival favorite Tony Monaco on Friday night, a futuristic fusion party with Safety Squad Saturday night, and New Basics Brass Band closing the jazz stage on Sunday. Look for a more detailed preview of the jazz schedule here on Wednesday. Visit the Comfest Performances page for band descriptions, and stay tuned to the Comfest Facebook page for updates. Happy Comfest!

2017 Comfest Jazz Schedule

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

Friday, June 23rd

Noon Blue Spectrum
12:55 Triple Play
1:50 Roger Parish and Jam Network Ensemble
2:45 EDGY POWER TRIO
5:15 Tim Dvorkin Trio
6:15 Michael Kahn Quartet
7:15 Noe Salsa Project
8:35 Jim Maneri’s Flypaper – Bozo (Main) Stage
9:25 Tony Monaco
9:45 Foley – Bozo (Main) Stage

Saturday, June 24th

Noon Kelly McLennan+5
1:00 The Jazz Poetry Ensemble
2:00 Jen Miller
3:30 fo/mo/deep
4:30 ES Band
6:35 ChickenHawk BirdGetters
7:45 Safety Squad

Sunday, June 25th

Noon Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra
Noon J London and The Band Of Friends – Bozo (Main) Stage
1:00 Rhinestone Joe Diamond Tribute Band
2:00 Circus of Cool
3:30 WakeFold 4+2tet
4:25 Jim Maneri: Solo jazz piano, singing and yo-yo – Live Arts Stage
4:35 Jon Coleman
5:40 Funk Worthy
6:45 New Basics Brass Band

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