ComFest 2018 – Jazz Performances

Established in 1972, the annual Community Festival finally arrives this weekend, Friday, June 22nd, through Sunday, June 24th! 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 “the jazz offensive” ChickenHawk BirdGetters on Friday night, long-running trance/jazz party starters Jim Maneri’s Flypaper on Saturday, and longtime festival favorite Tony Monaco 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!

2018 Comfest Jazz Schedule

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

Friday, June 22nd

Noon Book Lites
12:55 Meghna & the Josh Hindmarsh Band
1:50 Positive Energy
5:30 New Basics Brass Band
6:25 Jim Maneri – Live Arts
8:35 fo/mo/deep
9:40 ChickenHawk BirdGetters

Saturday, June 24th

Noon John’s (Householder) Jazz Trio
1:00 Kelly McLennan & a Coterie of Melodymakers
2:00 Circus of Cool
3:25 Funk Worthy
4:25 Jen Miller & Friends
5:30 Soul Eyz (The Michael Kahn Quartet)
6:30 Blue Spectrum
7:40 Descendre
8:50 Jim Maneri’s Flypaper

Sunday, June 25th

Noon Vaughn Wiester
1:00 Rhinestone (Joe Diamond Tribute Band)
2:00 The JazzPoetry Ensemble
3:30 Anna & the Consequences
4:35 The Emily Syring Band
5:40 Canta BRASIL
6:45 Tony Monaco

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