Columbus native Erin McDougald returns home next weekend for a special concert. From McDougald: “On Saturday, June 30th, at 8pm, The Short North Stage will present Columbus-native, Chicago-based jazz vocalist Erin McDougald at the historic Garden Theater (1187 North High Street) for an unusual and intriguing two-part concert which equallyContinue Reading

Acclaimed veteran saxophonist and educator Dr. Michael Cox released a new album earlier this year at the 5th Annual Mark Flugge Memorial Jazz Concert. Entitled Compassion, Cox recorded this labor of love in 2015 with Chris Sulit at Trading 8’s Studio in Paramus, New Jersey, with Gary Versace on pianoContinue Reading

Columbus surf-rock quartet Hypnotide recently released a new EP entitled The Ninja and the Sea Monster. Following in the footsteps of their 2015 full-length debut Landlocked, this 6-track collection again features a lineup of stalwart area (at one time) jazz musicians: Larry Marotta and Aaron Quinn (guitars), Joe Nelson (drums),Continue Reading

After decades of focusing on pastoring churches and running his consulting business while pursuing music behind the scenes, bassist Mark Hampton has returned to his jazz musician roots with the creation of his new album, ROOTS. As he has described it, ROOTS is “rich bass grooves, African rhythms, and melodiesContinue Reading