Nonprofit recital series Sunday at Central will present a free performance by The High Street Stompers Dixieland Band on Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 p.m. in Columbus Museum of Art’s Cardinal Health Auditorium. The hour-and-a-half “Stompin’ for the Holidays” concert will feature the timeless tunes of Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Louis Armstrong, and more. Guests will also have free access to galleries in CMA’s permanent collection.
Members of The High Street Stompers include Tom Battenberg (trumpet), Michael Cox (clarinet), Paul Robinson (banjo/vocals), Jim Rupp (drums), Sid Townsend (tuba), and Vaughn Wiester (trombone). Battenberg plays principal trumpet for The Columbus Symphony and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra and is Professor Emeritus at Ohio State; Cox performs with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and is Professor of Saxophone at Capital University; Robinson is principal bassist of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra and Professor of Double Bass at Ohio State; Rupp is President of Columbus Percussion, Inc. and teaches at Ohio State; Townsend is a member of the Columbus Broadway Across America pit orchestra and is on the adjunct faculty at Capital University; and Wiester is the founder/leader of the 21-piece Famous Jazz Orchestra.
“This show is a slight departure from our traditional classical music format,” said David Niwa, Artistic Director of Sunday at Central. “We couldn’t think of a livelier way to celebrate the season than with classic Dixieland.”
Columbus Museum of Art is located at 480 East Broad Street and parking is free. Donations to Sunday at Central will be graciously accepted.
About The High Street Stompers Dixieland Band
The High Street Stompers Dixieland Band began in 1987, when its members were professors at The Ohio State University School of Music. It has performed at numerous arts and jazz festivals, concert halls, schools, art museums, and during an Ohio State football halftime show. The ensemble has released four studio albums. Visit highstreetstompers.com to learn more.
About Sunday at Central
Sunday at Central is a nonprofit chamber music recital series that was founded in 1994. It offers intimate, personalized traditional chamber music concerts with internationally recognized professional musicians. David Niwa (Assistant Concertmaster, The Columbus Symphony) is the organization’s Artistic Director. Its 2012-2013 recital series is funded in part by grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and Ohio Arts Council.