The holiday season is just about here! So before Alex Burgoyne gets into the next great Wednesday at Brothers Drake, here is our first Holiday Jazz Guide of 2019. On Saturday, November 23rd, Autumn Rush Vineyard in Johnstown continues its momentum from patio season with a Christmas In November Holiday Jazz Dinner featuring the dynamic duo of Vernon Hairston & Olivia Darla performing at 5pmtickets and full details here. On Sunday, November 24th from 1:30 to 6:30pm, Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society holds its annual Fall Harvest of Bands festival at Makoy Center in Hilliard. This year’s event features Cakewalkin’ Jazz Band, Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers, and Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band, and canned food and dry goods will be collected to benefit the Holy Family Soup Kitchen in Franklinton – more details here. And on Tuesday, November 26th at 8pm, SwingColumbus will hold its Bands-Giving with John Vermeulen Swing Orchestra for your dancing pleasure at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Downtown – info here. Get in the swinging holiday spirit!

This Week at Brothers Drake – Wednesday, November 27th

Alex Burgoyne: “This week at Brothers Drake, drummer/composer Ryan Folger. Ryan’s playing is as groovy and energetic as it is thoughtful and understated. I got to know his playing best doing a Paul Motian tribute. He captures a lot of what I love about Paul’s playing but also has a secret and ferocious high gear. Ryan: ‘The band is Alex Burgoyne, Tom Davis, Derek Dicenzo, and myself. We are playing standards by composers ranging from Duke Ellington to John Scofield, as well as compositions by myself and other members of the band.’

I’m excited to play with this great group of musicians and to play Ryan’s great book of tunes. Can’t wait to see you!

Jazz Wednesday at Brothers Drake. 8:00-11:00PM. Free as always. You mead it.”

Have a great week!

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