Our annual pot of Outdoor Jazz is boiling over! On Friday, August 9th, the Local ‘n Live series at the Campus Gateway Beer Garden (outside District PourHouse) presents vocalist Sydney McSweeney with Terrance Farmer on saxophone and David Swank on keys at 5pm (info). Later at 8pm, the 2019 JazZoo season wraps up with a funky presentation entitled
“Soul Jam: From James Brown to Sam Cooke” featuring vocalist Michael “Big Mike” Lynche in front of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – The Columbus Community Jazz Band opens at 6:45pm (series details here). Keep reading for seasonal jazz for the rest of your week!
Saturday, August 10th: At Noon, the 2019 Summer PBJ & Jazz series presents Jazz Daddies featuring vocalist Maggie Green at the Topiary Park Downtown (series details here). At 4pm, the 2019 New Birth Summer Jazz Concert Series concludes with vocalist Adria Shahid backed by E-Flat for a smooth and soulful afternoon at New Birth Christian Ministries (East Side) (info here). And at 6pm, the last jazz on the 2019 Local ‘n Live schedule at Campus Gateway Beer Garden takes place with the pop alchemy of the Sam Muccio Trio (info here).
Sunday, August 11th: There are two 7pm choices to end your weekend with outdoor funky jazz and soul played by some of the area’s finest musicians. The annual Worthington Concerts on the Green series on the Worthington Village Green (Corner of High Street & 161) concludes with a major league presentation: Urban Jazz Coalition and their Sly & the Family Stone Tribute Band (series info). Meanwhile, the Hilliard Summer Concert Series presents groove masters fo/mo/deep at the Norwich Street Gazebo, 5274 Norwich St. (flyer here).
A decided highlight of the midweek Outdoor Jazz schedule is the next jazzy installment of the Beer Garden Music Series at Land-Grant Brewing Company in Franklinton. On Thursday, August 15th at 6pm, a special lineup of The WS Collective will feature leader/bassist Will Strickler with Joey Skoch on piano, Tony McClung on drums and Michael Cox on saxophone. Expect “Some swing, a little hip hop and lots of Latin jazz, most of it [Strickler’s] original tunes” (series info here).
Have a great week!