Though Central Ohio schools have reopened for another year, there are still great chances for outdoor jazz in the area this week. The vibraphone and guitar team of the Dylan Bram & Gabe Koempel Duo is playing biweekly patio shows at Oscar’s in Dublin including Friday, August 25th at 6pm. Jazzy torch blues outfit Anna & The Consequences wraps up a busy week with two outdoor shows – The Clintonville Farmers’ Market on Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30am with songstress Anna Paolucci, Rick Soriano on keys, and Eric Warner on acoustic guitar, and an Ice Cream Social Sunday at 6pm at the Livingston House museum and park in Reynoldsburg with Paolucci, Soriano, Dan Sagraves on acoustic bass, and Aaron Jackson on guitar. The Rick Brunetto Big Band makes its second appearance at Vittoria Ristorante in Powell this summer for an encore of its “Dancing Under The Stars” event – music starts at 8pm Saturday, call 614-791-8100 for dinner reservations. Finally, the Reeb-Hosack/Steelton Village Committee’s FAT (First and Third) Tuesdays series at Southeast Lions Park at the corner of Barthman and Bruck Streets near Parsons Avenue concludes for the summer on Tuesday, August 29th at 6:30pm with the Central Ohio debut (rescheduled from July due to rain) of The Patrol 2.0, featuring Columbus jazz legends Melvin Stewart on bass, Tim Houpe on drums, and Kenneth “Pounce” Pouncey on percussion.
Shows To See This Week
Friday, August 25th (10pm – midnight): FLIPPO: Tribute to Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters at Natalie’s. The Columbus fusion supergroup returns to one of its regular venues with a program focused on pianist Hancock’s revered fusion period. The band currently features Michael Cox on sax, Dennis Hodges on guitar, Erik Augis on keys, Andy Woodson on bass, Louis Tsamous on drums, Lucas Holmes on keyboards, and Zach Compston on percussion. The program includes the albums Thrust and Headhunters in their entirety, which will certainly be a treat. Tickets are available here while they last!
Saturday, August 26th (7:30 – 10:30pm): Mark & Rene Goodwin Trio at Black Point. Located at the corner of High Street and Goodale Street, this steak, seafood and sushi destination continues to present some of the area’s finest jazz trios in weekend performances. Keyboardist Mark Goodwin provided details on his band for Saturday night:
We are a classic vocal trio with Rene Goodwin singing, Roger Hines on bass and Mark Goodwin on piano. We cover well known jazz standards with some classic R&B and pop tunes judiciously woven in.
There is no cover at Black Point, but reservations are strongly encouraged.
Wednesday, August 30th (8 – 11pm): Here, Here at Brothers Drake. The only jazz show in the area (that we know of) Wednesday night is a special Jazz Wednesday performance by a newer area quintet, featuring Caleb Miller on keyboards and laptop, Seth Daily on drums, John Allen on bass, and both Justin Dickson and Alex Burgoyne on tenor saxophones. Miller was kind enough to provide insight into the band ahead of this free show:
“Here, Here” was a project that came to be (little less than a year ago) because I wanted to play music that was not my own/I did not have a hand in writing. At the time I knew (by ear) lots of music by the London-based quintet Polar Bear (led by drummer Seb Rochford). The “collection” of theirs I knew the best was their self-titled record from 2008. So I dictated it (the parts still need editing as the band will tell you, ha) and that’s the bulk of what we’re currently playing. We’re also playing some process pieces, and potentially some music by a drummer from the area who recently moved away. As for the goal of the project, it will either remain a project of music that I did not write (as a concept), or I might turn it into original music. I like both ideas currently but lately (especially since last rehearsal) I have felt the impulse to write for the band. I absolutely LOVE playing with these musicians and like playing with them so much because of who they are all-around.
Have a great week! Learn more about some of the featured bands (and their inspirations) with video: