Columbus guitarist/multi-instrumentalist David Kaplan recently released an album entitled Same Room, Different Hotel, “a throwback to 50’s and 60’s, swanky, space-age pop stylings” composed while traveling the world and recorded with Columbus’ own Dave DeWitt, Jim Ed Cobbs, and Louis Tsamous, plus former Columbusite Bill Barner. Kaplan provided some background:Continue Reading

Legendary Columbus jazz saxophonist Charlie Cook (thanks to Connie Boykin for the photo and details) recently passed away at the age of 90. Cook grew up on Columbus’ South Side, where he was inspired by his neighbor, pianist Stomp Gordon. Cook came up with the bands of Wild Bill Graham,Continue Reading

The Columbus jazz community suffered a tragic loss on Thursday, December 15th, with the passing of Dwight Lenox after a recent illness. Over his 40+ year career, Lenox was renowned as a vocalist and bandleader in the Columbus area and the region, whether playing with a trio, small group, orContinue Reading