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Dick’s Den Residency: Brett Burleson

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by Andrew Patton on July 8, 2014

The monthly residency series at Dicks Den has provided many chances to see local musicians in rare lineups play various styles of jazz and other genres. Veteran guitarist Brett Burleson’s July residency starts on Wednesday the 9th, offering a new glimpse into the breadth of a great local jazz musician’s skills and interests. Brett was kind enough to give me a rundown of the different programs he has planned for each Wednesday. Each show will run from 9pm to 1am to give us working types a better chance to catch some weeknight tunes. Cover is $4.

Wednesday, July 9th will showcase Burleson in a guitar trio with Doug Richeson on bass and “Daddy-O” Joe Ong on drums.
Brett: “I will focus on jazz standards for the first week with two of my favorite musicians in Columbus. Doug is a colleague on faculty at Denison University and has recorded and performed with jazz great Tony Bennett. Joe leads the legendary local beatnik jazz/poetry outfit Bop Du Fway and has performed with the country singer Terry Bradshaw.”

Wednesday, July 16th will feature the Brett Burleson Band with Eddie Bayard on saxophone, Roger Hines on bass, and Ryan Jewell on drums.
Brett: “We focus on my original compositions as well as compositions by some of my favorite Jazz musician/composers including John Coltrane, Jim Hall and Sonny Sharrock.”

Here is a video of the quartet playing Burleson’s “33” from their recent Mug & Brush Session:

Wednesday, July 23rd brings another quartet with Paul Brown on guitar, Nate Smith on bass, and Maxwell Button on drums.
Brett: “We are going to revisit a version of Paul’s “Science Gravy Orchestra” that included the four of us a few years back with compositions by Paul and myself.”

Wednesday, July 30th
Brett: “Lineup still in the works but it will include some of the rock and roll groups that I have been working with recently.”

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