Tops on our list of Shows To See This Week is the return of a drummer who lived and played here early in his career. Now based in Pittsburgh, drummer Tony Martucci marks 52 years in the music business in 2019. His “original and interpretive drum style” has led to four albums as a leader and collaborations with a lengthy list of jazz greats including John Abercrombie, Michael and Randy Brecker, Rusty Bryant, Joe Henderson, Fred Hersch, Lee Konitz, David Liebman, Joe Lovano, Hank Marr, Don Patterson, Dewey Redman, Joshua Redman, and Sonny Stitt, among many more. En route to Chicago, Martucci stops in Columbus for a happy hour show at Dick’s Den on Wednesday, April 17th at 6pm with guitarist Don Hales and bassist Roger Hines, who played with Martucci in the early 1970’s. Cover is $5 for a meeting of Columbus jazz legends! Keep reading for more live previews of The Hoodoo Soul Band 25 Year Anniversary Weekend at Rumba and Delvon Lamarr at The Refectory!
Friday, April 12th through Sunday, April 14th (10pm – 2am): Hoodoo Soul Band 25 Year Anniversary Weekend at Rumba Cafe. A timeless element of the Columbus music scene, the Hoodoo Soul Band has now been playing for an incredible 25 years, including weekly at Rumba since its opening in 2006. While not a jazz band per se, this soul, rock, funk and much more cover band’s weekly shows are known as a great hang for jazz musicians, and its ranks include many of the city’s finest musicians. Weekend shows are very rare for the band at their home base, so advance tickets are strongly advised for these well-earned celebrations! Tickets are available at the Rumba website. Congrats Hoodoo!
Monday, April 15th & Tuesday, April 16th (6 – 9pm): Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio at The Refectory. This highly acclaimed soulful organ trio returns to Columbus for two shows as part of a worldwide tour. Touring in support of Close But No Cigar and Live at KEXP!, both released in 2018 by Ohio’s own Colemine Records, organist Lamarr and guitarist Jimmy James are joined onstage by new drummer Keith Laudieri. Expect an explosive mix of jazz, soul, rock and more! I saw the trio play The Refectory last year and can attest to their powerful chemistry, especially in such an intimate setting. Limited reservations are available, so click here for more info and call (614) 451-9774 NOW to make reservations!
Have a great week! Warm up for a great run of shows with videos from the artists: