A great family holiday approaches – here’s our Mother’s Day Jazz Guide to help you celebrate Mom with jazz on Sunday, May 12th! There are a number of brunch options around Central Ohio: Esteemed guitarist Tom Carroll plays Three Tigers Brewing Company in Granville at 11am, Doug Neel’s weekly schedule of great guitar duos continues with Neel and Tom Davis at Market District Kitchen & Bar in Bexley at 11:30am, which is also when the Erik Augis Trio plays Third and Hollywood in Grandview, and harpist Trista Hill returns to Asterisk Supper Club in Westerville at noon. Davis continues his busy day with the second of his May duo appearances at Loose Rail Brewing in Canal Winchester at 3pm. The Idle-A-While Supper Club is hosting a Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch Buffet, with music by Billboard charting keyboardist Marcus Johnson starting at 4pm – tickets available here. Dave Powers’ House Jazz Concert Series returns to Clintonville Woman’s Club at 5:30pm for a Mother’s Day Spectacular with Randy Mather on tenor sax and Louis Tsamous on drums – more details here. The Bobby Floyd Showcase at Notes at 6pm will appropriately feature the Mother/Son duo of Louise Salvador (vocalist) and Bryan Olsheski (saxophonist) with Bobby’s trio – tickets here. Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there! Keep reading for previews of a Small Songs album release and Hampton’s Backstage Jazz.
Shows To See This Week
Friday, May 10th (9pm – 1am): Small Songs CD Release at Brothers Drake. Respected saxophonist Burgoyne and his jazz-infused “avant-garde pop” Small Songs project is releasing its second album, One After Another, After Another, After Another, and has gathered a lineup of friends to celebrate! Beyond a Small Songs set, the night will also include performances by Columbus bands Hello Emerson, October Ember, and Stems. Doors open at 8pm, and admission is $10 for a varied and festive night of great Columbus music!
Saturday, May 11th (7 – 9pm): Mark Hampton’s Backstage Jazz at Columbus Dance Theatre, Downtown. Acclaimed bassist Hampton released the excellent ROOTS in 2018, and while he works on new projects, he has planned an exciting concert experience. Saturday’s event will present “rich acoustic jazz that features Live Ballet and African Dancers as well as audiovisual presentations that run simultaneously with the music.” This is a can’t-miss multi-disciplinary experience. Tickets are available here.
Have a great week!