Another bustling lineup of Outdoor Jazz awaits! The Local ‘n Live series held at the Campus Gateway Beer Garden (outside World of Beer) continues to highlight great jazz acts among its other shows with a performance by the Danny Bauer Trio on Friday, August 10th at 6pm. Also Friday, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra wraps up its 2018 JazZoo season with “Classic Soul & Pop Hits” featuring vocalist Quan Howell and singer-pianist Dave Powers at the Columbus Zoo at 8pm. The Columbus Community Jazz Band opens at 6:45pm – ticket info and more details here. Keep reading for much more fun outdoor jazz and other great upcoming shows including Nick Di Maria Quartet, Glenn Miller Orchestra and Tomoko Omura’s Post Bop Gypsies!
On Saturday, August 11th at noon, the PBJ & Jazz summer season aimed toward encouraging children’s enjoyment of jazz continues with the stalwart Robert Mason Trio joined by soulful singer Renee Dion at the Topiary Park Downtown at noon – more details here. The final installment of the Summer Jazz Concert Series at New Birth Christian Ministries (East Side) kicks off with the LA Band at 4pm Saturday before a set from smooth jazz powerhouse E-Flat with special guest vocalist Gabrielle Solange – more details here. And on Sunday, August 12th at 1:30pm, a public memorial celebration of the life and work of Columbus musician and vietnam veteran Don Voss will be held at the Park Of Roses Pavilion in Clintonville. Drummer Roger Myers’ Trio will perform a concert as part of the event, with Dwight Bailey on bass and Vernon Hairston on piano.
More jazz in the fresh air for your midweek! On Wednesday, August 15th, the 2018 Easton Sounds on the Town series hits its jazz peak with a double header of excellent Columbus groups, as the Liz Woolley Band jazz-pop performs at 6pm, followed by veteran groove explorers fo/mo/deep at 7:30pm – more details here. Also Wednesday at 6pm, the Derek DiCenzo Trio returns for its monthly appearance at the Speakeasy Jazz on the Patio series at the Granville Inn in Granville. And on Thursday, August 16th at 6pm, the SCAT Long Street Project will perform for Evening on the Green at the Ohio Village at 6pm – more details here.
Shows To See This Week
Saturday, August 11th (8 – 11pm): Nick Di Maria Quartet at Notes. The intimate basement venue hosts a high-powered jazz fusion quartet Saturday. Info from trumpeter Di Maria: “Nick Di Maria is a trumpeter, composer, bandleader, educator and community activist based in New Haven, CT. A graduate of the WCSU school of music, Nick has performed across the country in various bands and musical projects including the New Haven Jazz Festival, Warped Tour, NYC jazz clubs and more. He has worked played alongside notable musicians Peter Bernstein, Steve Davis, Eddie Henderson, and Brian Charette. He leads his own jazz group which keeps one foot in the jazz of the 1960’s and the other in music beyond and has been presenting classic and original jazz for the last 12 years. His most recent album Time Circuit was released in 2015 and can be found on Spotify. When not performing, Nick is on staff at Truman School in New Haven as a K-8 music teacher.” Tickets and more info available here.
Tuesday, August 14th (7 – 9pm): Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Southern Theatre. See a legendary swing band in Columbus Tuesday! More info: “The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra brings timeless classics like In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Pennsylvania 6-5000, String of Pearls and Tuxedo Junction back to the stage. Even 75 years after founding his famous orchestra, Glenn Miller’s music is alive and well. Over 20 musicians and singers bring the unforgettable Glenn Miller sound and perform those songs that everyone remembers… This is a show not to miss for jazz and swing fans alike or the incurable romantics who want to step back in time. The legendary Glenn Miller was the most successful of all the dance bandleaders back in the Swing era of the 1930s and 40s.” Tickets available here.
Thursday, August 16th (9 – 11pm): Tomoko Omura’s Post Bop Gypsies at Natalie’s. Check out a world-class NYC trio delving into classic sounds – the band includes Cambridge native and CYJO alum George DeLancey! More from Omura: “Tomoko Omura’s Post Bop Gypsies are a modern take on the classic, violin, guitar and bass instrumentation. The New York City based trio also features Alex Goodman on guitar and George DeLancey on bass. The band is on the road celebrating their self titled 2017 debut release (Inner Circle Music). Originally from Shizuoka, Japan, Tomoko Omura began studying the violin at a young age with her mother, and began playing jazz music while studying at Yokohama National University. In 2004, Tomoko relocated to the United States when she was awarded a scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. While at Berklee, Tomoko worked with such legendary musicians as George Garzone, Hal Crook, Ed Tomassi, Jamey Haddad, Matt Glaser and Rob Thomas. Since moving to NY in 2010, Tomoko has performed with a wide range of musicians and has been featured on Almazan’s Blue Note/ArtistShare debut recording The Rhizome Project and the recent Biophilia records release Alcanza. She has previously been a full time member of world music band, The Guy Mendilow Ensemble, Celtic music band, RUNA and the vintage jazz band, Carte Blanche.” Tickets available here.
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