THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH
Dave Powers @ Vaso // 6:30-9:30PM
Robert Mason @ Two Truths // 7-10PM
Nova Madrugada @ Savor Pint // 7-10pm
Derek DiCenzo @ Dick’s Den // 10-2am
The Brewtet Jazz Jam @ Zaftig Brewery // 7-9pm
Evan Gidley Quartet @ Filament // 8-11pm
Soul Revival @ Blue Velvet Room // 7:30-10pm
Nova Madrugada @ Savor Pint 7-10pm
Local musicians and educators Stan Smith and Roger Hines have been playing music together for over 40 years in Columbus, forming an almost telepathic bond over the course of their careers. Nova Madrugada, or “New Dawn” in Portugese, is their vehicle for playing unique original music and songs from the Brazilian tradition and beyond. Their monthly gig at Savor Pint continues, typically featuring talented students from Capital University where both Stan and Roger have been on faculty for almost as long as they’ve been here in Columbus.
Evan Gidley Standards Quartet @ Filament 8-11pm
Check out some great music in an intimate room with Columbus newcomer Evan Gidley on saxophones with Filament frequenters Paul Strawser, Will Strickler and Max Marsillo, drum set.
“We will be playing jazz standards ranging from Charlie Parker to Stevie Wonder and we all met recently at local jam sessions.”
FRIDAY, MARCH 6TH
Andrew Waters @ Vittoria // 6-9PM
FYIQuintet @ Blu Note Jazz Cafe // 8 -11pm
Louise Salvador w/ Bob Mills @ Bexley Premier Restaraunt // 7-10Pm
Honk, Wail & Moan @ Dick’s Den // 10-2am
Al Son del Iya @ Brother’s Drake Meadery // 10:30pm – 1am
Al Son Del Iya @ Brother’s Drake 10-1:30 am
Tino Cassanova leads this group, with members coming from all over the state. They play all of the salsa, merengue, and bachata hits you know, and lead one of the best dance parties in town. VERY fun, and full of jazz.
“Rumberos come and join us every again every first Friday of every month we raise the roof up rumbeando with the number one salsa latin jazz band in town”
Al Son Del Iya @ Brother’s Drake 10-1:30 am
“Quan Howell, the innovational voice of modern gospel is determined to let his light shine. At the tender age of 5, Quan began his music ministry with the help of his grandfather, the Reverend J.A. Thrower. After relentless hours of prayer, practice, and preparation, this electrifying vocalist from Columbus, Ohio would soon become the voice of his generation and captivate audiences across the world.”
SATURDAY, MARCH 7TH
Paul Strawser @ Camelot Wine Cellars // 6-8PM
First Saturdays with Trista Hill // 12-3pm
Bradley Mellen & Addison Smith Trio @ Bexley’s Giant Eagle Market District // 6-8pm
Dave DeWitt TRio @ Hyde Park // 7-10PM
Townes van Zandt @ Dick’s Den // 10-2am
Honk, Wail & Moan @ Dick’s Den 10-2am
Honk, Wail & Moan cross paths with the music of Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Ellington, Miles Davis, Frank Zappa, Raymond Scott, Lightnin Hopkins, Howlin Wolf and Stravinsky and are influenced by Avant Garde to New Orleans Traditional to Cartoon music. HWM mainly perform the original music of our members, especially the late Brian A Casey and Mark B Greenwood.
Mary McClendon @ Blu Note Jazz Cafe 8-11pm
Mary McClendon has been on the jazz scene since graduating from Marion Franklin High School and the Columbus College of Art & Design. Her smooth vocals and scat singing have made her an audience favorite over the years. She’s shared the stage with many jazz greats, and has performed regularly with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Ballet Met, and the Columbus Symphony. Catch her at this new hip East-side club!
SUNDAY, MARCH 8TH
Erik Augis Trio @ Third & Hollywood // 11:30AM-2:30PM
Bobby Floyd Trio @ The Blue Velvet Room 6-8:30pm
Bobby Floyd Trio @ Blue Velvet Room – 6PM – ($15, $5 for students)Not a lot needs to be said about Bobby and his trio. They’ve had a regular Sunday gig somewhere in town for a long time, and for good reason. The Blue Velvet Room and Bobby are a perfect pair, and with bandmates Derek DiCenzo (guitar) and Reggie Jackson (drums), this is a no brainer.
Wally Mitchell Jazztet – Dick’s Den
8pm (Free, every Sunday)
“The East Side Kid,” drummer Wally Mitchel, is a local main-stay of the Columbus scene. Wally leads his group every Sunday evening for a free, early-evening night of music at Dick’s Den. The present lineup usually includes Matt Paetsch on bass, Tony Bonardi on keyboards or Brett Burleson on guitar, and Matt Adams or Mark Donavan on saxophones. Look for a lively mix of later Jazz standards and originals.