ComFest 2019 – Jazz Performances

Established in 1972, the annual Community Festival finally arrives this weekend, Friday, June 28th, through Sunday, June 30th! 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. Headlining jazz sets include New Orleans-style brass powerhouse New Basics Brass Band on Friday night, long-running trance/jazz party starters Jim Maneri’s Flypaper on Saturday, and longtime festival favorites Honk, Wail & Moan closing the jazz stage on Sunday. Look for a more detailed preview of the jazz schedule here on Wednesday. Visit the ComFest Performance Schedule for a full festival schedule and band descriptions, and stay tuned to the ComFest Facebook page for updates. Happy ComFest!

2019 Comfest Jazz Schedule

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

Friday, June 28th

12:00 PM Silent Bell
12:55 PM Parish Musical Arts Showcase
1:50 PM NiNi Love JazzySide
2:45 PM Chief Johnny Lonesome
5:15 PM Soul Eyz (The Michael Kahn Quartet)
6:20 PM The Big Badd
7:25 PM Sonikora
8:35 PM New Basics Brass Band

Saturday, June 29th

12:00 PM RedHotBux
1:00 PM Circus of Cool
2:00 PM NACHO Street Band
3:25 PM Colin Wood Project
4:25 PM Kelly McLennan & a Coterie of Melodymakers
4:50 PM Prof. Spira & Brother Air: Fire Music Project – Live Arts Stage
5:30 PM Blue Spectrum
6:30 PM Waves de Aché
7:40 PM ChickenHawk BirdGetters
8:50 PM Jim Maneri’s Flypaper

Sunday, June 30th

12:00 PM Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra
12:10 PM Ancestral Voices with Debra James Tucker – Gazebo Stage
1:00 PM The JazzPoetry Ensemble
2:00 PM Jen Miller
3:30 PM Anna Paolucci & Columbus Women in Jazz
4:45 PM Gabrielle Solange
5:50 PM Jim Maneri – Live Arts Stage
5:50 PM Django Jazz with Brett Burleson and Josh Hindmarsh
6:55 PM Honk, Wail & Moan

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