JazzColumbus Weekly – January 4th, 2018

Happy 2018 jazz fans! First up in our list of Shows To See This Week is the return of jazz programming from children’s music education organization CityMusic Columbus. They have announced a 3 show schedule of fundraising concerts for Winter 2018 (full details here), which kicks off with a performance by stalwart Latin jazz outfit Yumbambe on Sunday, January 7th at 2pm. The concert will be held in the cozy confines of Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit Street in Old North Columbus. Brunch is available from caterers Just for the Occasion starting at 12:30pm, and a children’s program precedes the show at 1pm. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets, and get ready to drive the cold away with irresistible Latin rhythms from bandleader Eric Paton and a special 6-piece lineup! Keep reading for details on shows for Stan Smith and New Basics Brass Band.

Friday, January 5th (9pm – midnight): Stan Smith – “Moments of a Journey” at Brothers Drake. News has recently emerged of Moments (of a Journey), a new album from guitarist, composer and educator Smith. He will be joined on the bandstand by an excellent lineup of Lisa Bella Donna, Michael Cox, Steve Perakis, Shane Willis and Ron Hope for a program that includes selections from the new release, which should be available by the end of January. Stay tuned here for purchase details and a review! Smith was kind enough to preview this exciting album:

“The recording is Moments (of a Journey). The lineup includes: Lisa Bella Donna, Danny Aguiar, Breeze Smith, David Ornette Cherry, Ralph Miles Jones III, Nicole Sherburne, Rob Parton, Jeff Ciampa, Steve Perakis, Ryan Jewell, Miss Sara D, KT Ramsey, Byron Rooker and Ryan Hamilton. Four of the pieces are David Cherry’s and the rest are mine. The goal is what the title implies in that it intends to represent the various moments that make up a long journey. The journey can be anything based on the listener’s own experience. What the recording represents for me is very personal and I would rather the listener bring their own journey as they hear the sequence and contents of sounds on the recording. It’s not possible to adequately express my gratitude for the collection of musicians in the project. I feel a deep connection to each one and am honored by their presence in the music.”

Tuesday, January 9th (9pm – midnight): Fat Tuesdays with the New Basics Brass Band at Rambling House, Old North Columbus. Columbus’ long-running purveyors of New Orleans brass band good times are kicking off a new series this week at this intimate listening space. The band will be playing on the second Tuesday of each month through at least June, which thankfully includes Mardi Gras in February! Enjoy great drinks and feel good sounds at a semi-reasonable hour on a weeknight!

Have a great week!

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