Up first in our list of Shows To See This Week is a special night celebrating the successful rebirth of the Lincoln Theatre (photo by Terry Gilliam). On Thursday, November 21st from 6 to 10pm, The Lincoln Theatre Association presents Backstage Revue at the Lincoln Theatre – tickets and full details available here. From CAPA: “Backstage at the Lincoln is the Lincoln’s local artist showcase series, offering audiences a uniquely intimate performance experience with featured local talent in a variety of genres. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the grand reopening, the Lincoln Theatre will present a showcase of select Backstage at the Lincoln performing artists. In addition, for the very first time, all technical aspects of the performance will be managed by local artists that have participated in one or more of the Lincoln Theatre artist incubation programs. The event will also include an art exhibit showcasing works of select Lincoln incubation visual artists.” Of special note for jazz fans is the 6pm Pre-Show Reception featuring Debra James Tucker, Mary McClendon, Derek Brown, and Brandon BJAZZ Scott, and the 9pm Post-show Reception featuring Adria Shahid. Wow! Keep reading for a full slate of jazz excitement around town!
Saturday, November 16th (8 – 10pm): Interface No. 8 – Turner Matthews Residency Series with Columbus Interface Ensemble at It Looks Like It’s Open Studio, Clintonville. Presented by The Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab, Columbus composer and multi-instrumentalist Matthews’ residency continues with an amazing cast. From Matthews (more info here): “Interface No. 8 features music written by Eli Chambers and Turner Matthews, which implements improvisation games, text based musical instructions, and other interactive performance techniques.
The music will be performed by the Columbus Interface Ensemble:
Seth M Alexander – Percussion
Leah Anderson – Violin
Eli Chambers – Guitar, Percussion
Mike Driscoll – Guitar
Bobby Lucas- Keyboards
Turner Matthews – Percussion
Caleb Miller – Keyboards, Synths, Electronics
Nick Simko – Trumpet
Jason Snoddy – Sub Bass Synth
Jordan Reed – Tenor Sax
Nick Weckman – Bass Trombone, Electronics”
Monday, November 18th⋅(8 – 10pm): OSU Jazz Lab Big Band presents “Blue Note at 80: A Jazz Celebration” at Hughes Hall, OSU Campus. Under the direction of Michael Smith, the Jazz Lab Big Band’s fall concert will delve into the history of perhaps the greatest jazz label during its 80th year. This concert will feature the music of Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock, Lee Morgan and Benny Golson, among others. More details on this FREE concert here, and live stream the performance if you can’t catch it live here.
This Week at Brothers Drake – Wednesday, November 20th
Alex Burgoyne: “This week at Brothers Drake is the second installment of a new monthly(ish) called Alex Burgoyne and Friends.
Wednesday, we’re featuring one of my favorite singers in town, Dick Mackey. I met Dick during my time with Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra (Monday nights at the Clintonville Woman’s Club) and I’m always impressed by his style and vast and library of beautiful songs you’ve never heard. Dick sings with the kind of cool and effortlessness I love and I can’t wait for you to hear him!
Joining us will be Steve Schaar, Dick’s right hand drummer man, and two of my longtime musical friends, Tom Davis and Nate Smith on guitar and bass.
Jazz Wednesday at Brothers Drake. 8:00-11:00PM. Free as always. You mead it.”
Have a great week!