Our weekly Outdoor Jazz roundup is first up this week, with a slew of entertaining options available! All events are free unless otherwise noted. On Friday, July 13th, the Campus Gateway Local ‘n Live series continues with the Danny Bauer Trio playing the Beer Garden outside World of Beer (which is the rain location) at 6pm. And at 8pm, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra kicks off its 2018 JazZoo season “Swingin’ & Singin’ the American Songbook” with acclaimed vocalist Carmen Bradford at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra opens at 6:45pm. Season details here, including ticket info. Keep reading for the bursting schedule for Saturday and beyond, plus previews of great indoor shows!
On Saturday, July 14th, four great options get started at Noon! The summer PBJ & Jazz youth-oriented series continues with the Youth Jazz All Stars at the Topiary Park Downtown – more details here. Secondly, soulful and inspirational vocalist Priscilla Woodson plays an event for Homeless Community Outreach at Blackburn Community Recreation Center in Olde Towne East. Third, the annual Newark Jazz and Ribs Fest will be held at Canal Market District, 25 E Walnut St, Newark, and runs until 8pm with a lineup including NexLevel, J London & Band of Friends, Full Count Jazz Band, and Heisey Wind Ensemble Big Band. Finally, the WSAX Jazz Ram Jam featuring Marion Meadows and great local talent takes place at Mike Ferguson Stadium at Whitehall-Yearling High School – full details here.
Continuing on Saturday, the annual Cultural Wall Music Festival runs from 2pm to 9pm at Jefferson Park Downtown and features Urban Jazz Coalition, Jazz Patrol 2.0 and Mojoflo – details here. 2pm is also when soulful jazz-pop powerhouse Emily Syring Band performs at the Ohio Wine Festival at the North Market – tickets and more info here. The Italian Heritage Summer Festival makes its debut at Coffman Park in Dublin this weekend – see the Tony Monaco Trio join forces with 3-time World Champion Jazz Accordionist Cory Pesaturo at 5:45pm – tickets and details here. At 6pm, the Jazz in the Park series at Maloney Park in Linden continues with the soulful hybrid sounds of Liberated Soul Project. And the all-day Southfield Reunion (2801 Lockbourne Rd on the South Side) wraps up with Priscilla Woodson at 6:30pm and funky jazz band Hosea’s State of Mind at 8pm – event page here.
Great Outdoor Jazz options continue into the week! On Tuesday, July 17th at 11:30am, the Lunchbox Concert Series presents the swinging duo of Cherie Mannino and Mark Rubenstein on the lawn of Westerville City Hall, 21 S State Street. There are two choices on Wednesday, July 18th at 6pm: The Easton Sounds on the Town series features Cleveland Latin Jazz outfit Sammy DeLeon y su Orquestra (more details here), and guitarist Derek DiCenzo takes his monthly turn on the weekly Speakeasy Jazz on the Patio series at the Granville Inn. Finally, on Thursday, July 19th at 7pm, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra makes its second outdoor appearance of the week with its annual Jazz in July concert at Amelita Mirolo Barn as part of the Upper Arlington Music in the Parks series – more details here. Seize great summer jazz while it lasts!
Shows To See This Week
Friday, July 13th (10pm – 2am): Linda Dachtyl Organ Trio (Dachtyl/Hales/Dachtyl) at Dick’s Den. Get your weekend off to a great start with abundant organ groove! Organist Linda Dachtyl will be joined by longtime collaborators guitarist Don Hales and drummer Cary Dachtyl. Expect compositions by Linda and Hales along with “some standards off the beaten path.” As always at Dick’s, cover is only $5!
Sunday, July 15th (3 – 4pm): Tea at Three Jazz Concert with Clave Sonic at Bexley Public Library. The library’s recurring Tea at Three free concert series returns with a hot summer installment. To sum up the flavorful style helmed by keyboardist Dean Marcellana: “Clave Sonic combines creative original songwriting with infectious Latin and funk grooves. They will bring a high-octane groove-based jazz set…a mix of Medeski, Martin and Wood mixed with Chick Corea and Stevie Wonder. And then, add the montuno and tumbao rhythms of early Afro-Cuban music.” Grab the family and take a break from the heat with a sizzling afternoon party.
Wednesday, July 18th (8 – 11pm): Team Players, Liver Quiver, XD4 and Kat’s Sound Emporium at Brothers Drake. Always a value, this week’s installment of the evergreen Jazz Wednesday series ups the ante by offering four visiting bands for your enjoyment! Washington, DC-based collective Team Players recently released its third album, Smells Like Team Spirit, another whimsical conjunction of classic jazz, free jazz and sports references. To celebrate, the fearsome foursome of Brad Linde (woodwinds and much more), Deric Dickens (drums and percussion), and Columbus expatriates Billy Wolfe (woodwinds) and Aaron Quinn (guitar) are hitting the road for two weeks. For this tour, two groups of the musicians’ DC-based students are also featured: XD4 and Kat’s Noise Emporium. And to round things out, Quinn’s return to town is a great time to reunite Liver Quiver, his trio with saxophonist Alex Burgoyne and drummer Seth Daily. Experience a full jazz whirlwind at a totally reasonable hour – I had a great time at last year’s visit, so let’s do it again!
Have a great week! Get in the mood with video from the featured bands: