Flashlighter/Weekender – 2/13-2/16

Thursday, February 13

Derek DiCenzo TRio @ Natalie’s Music Hall & Kitchen (Grandview) // 6-8PM
Dave Powers @ Vaso // 6:30-9:30PM
Robert Mason @ Two Truths // 7-10PM
Rick Brunetto Big Band @ 94th Aero Squadron // 7:30-10:30PM

The Brewtet Jazz Jam Session,
featuring Jasmine Spitzer
@ Zaftig Brewing Co.

The Brewtet Jazz Jam Sessions at Zaftig Brewing Company near Worthington have been a welcome addition to the Columbus jazz scene since its debut in 2018. Powered by house band The Brewtet, led by Korey Black on baritone sax, the jam takes place each Thursday from 7 to 9:30pm. The house band plays a set, then opens up for any instrumentalists/vocalists to get up and jam in a no-pressure and fun setting. Be sure to bring your axe, grab a beer, and play!

This week features up and coming vocalist, Jasmine Spitzer.

(Jasmine will also be at Brothers Drake next Wednesday from 8-11PM! CHECK THAT OUT TOO!)

Pete Mills B3 4-TET
@ The Blue Velvet Room
($15, $5 students)

Pete’s bands are always about the swingin’ standards and originals with a great mix of 1960s and modern jazz sounds. I’ve never heard Pete sound worse than very good, and his band (featuring Jon Eshelmann, Zach Compston, and special guest Kevin Turner) are as good as it gets, in town or otherwise. This new B3 group is playing bi-weekly at the Blue Velvet Room

Friday, February 14
(Dates love jazz!)

Andrew Waters @ Vittoria // 6-9PM
Anthony Jackson & Friends @ Two Truths // 6-8PM
The New Tony Monaco Quartet (happy hour show!) @ Dick’s Den // 6-9PM
Dave Powers @ Hyde Park // 6:30-9:30PM
Louise Salvador w/ Bob Mills @ Bexley Premier Restaraunt // 7-10PM
Phil Clark & The Soul @ Dick’s Den // 10PM-2AM

Ariel Pocock Quartet @ Lincoln Theatre

This event is one of many great sponsored shows from the Jazz Arts Group (JAG), featuring nationally recognized touring artists. “Ariel Pocock is a Jazz Pianist based in Durham, NC. Her original compositions and songs draw inspiration from a wide array of sources: Cuban and Brazilian folk music, the Great American Songbook, modern jazz composers such as Chick Corea and Brad Mehldau, and songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, and Paul Simon. Columbus music lovers will discover a new and original voice in jazz during this special Valentine’s Day performance.”

Kinfolk – Valentine’s Day Show
@ Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza (Worthington)
($15 table seating, $12 general admission)

“Kinfolk is a unique group of talented local musicians led by drummer Josh Heber. Covering the music of Robert Glasper, Moonchild, Leon Bridges, D’Angelo, Maxwell, and many others, the band also writes their own original music. Stephanie Rogers is a driving force on lead vocals and brightens the faces of her audience with every performance.”

Saturday, February 15

Bradley Mellen & Addison Smith Trio @ Bexley Market District // 6-8pm
Richard Lopez & Kelly Delaveris @ Black Point // 6:30-9:30PM
Paul Strawser @ Camelot Wine Cellars // 6-8PM
Dave DeWitt TRio @ Hyde Park // 7-10PM

Matt Adams Quartet
@ Dick’s Den

Tenor Saxophonist Matt Adams is no stranger to Dick’s Den, and can usually be seen there at least once a week with the Wally Mitchel group every Sunday evening. This time he’ll be leading his own group with Brett Burleson (guitar) Matt Paetsch (bass) And Maxwell Button (drums). Expect some originals and standards in the jazz repertoire and beyond.  

Sunday, February 16

Erik Augis Trio @ Third & Hollywood // 11:30AM-2:30PM
Doug Neel & Ryan Craycroft @ Bexley Market District // 12-2PM
Fa2 Trio featuring Bobby Floyd @ Bexley Public Library // 3-4PM
Bobby Floyd Trio @ The Blue Velvet Room // 6-8:30PM
Wally Mitchell Quartet @ Dick’s Den // 8-11PM
Hoo Doo Soul Band @ Rubma Cafe // 10PM-1AM

Hoo Doo Soul Band
@ Rumba Cafe

No way to finish off your Valentines weekend without getting down to Hoodoo! Another longtime band that has a membership too long to list, Hoodoo always has a packed house at Rumba, and always delivers a great time. Their short and to the point band description is, “Funk, Rhythm and Blues since 1995, every Sunday @ Rumba Cafe on Summit.” If you’re looking for a machine to shake your hips, this is the machine for you.

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