First up on the list of Shows To See This Week is SwingColumbus‘ Rocktober Intensive Lindy Hop Weekend! While the full schedule offers a variety of activities for swing dancers travel to “kickstart their lindy technique to the next level,” there are live band events Friday and Saturday night that should be of interest to traditional jazz fans. Both the Friday night dance at Clintonville Woman’s Club and the Saturday night dance and show at First Congregational Church (Downtown) will feature Pittsburgh’s Boilermaker Jazz Band and their “unique brand of musical Americana and hot jazz revelry.” The band is led by clarinetist and vocalist Paul Cosentino, who founded the band in 1988, and also features female singer Jennifer McNulty. Enjoy fun interpretations of the Great American Songbook and dance the night away! Admission at the door is $25 for the Friday evening dance, $30 for the Saturday evening dance and show, and $50 for both Friday and Saturday evenings. Keep reading for previews of the John Householder Trio and a B3 Bash at Filament!
Friday, October 12th (9 – 11:30pm): John Householder Trio at Rishi Sushi Kitchen & Bar, Downtown. For the second month in a row, this home of Pan Asian food and drink on North 3rd is hosting pianist Householder (aka Chief Johnny Lonesome) and his trio for weekly gigs. His lineup rotates due to availability – this week he will be joined by bassist Roger Hines and drummer Dave Horsky. I enjoyed seeing Householder’s trio at the (now defunct) Blind Lady Tavern earlier this year, and these nights at Rishi should be more piano-driven good times with great food! More details here.
Saturday, October 13th (8 – 11:30pm): B3 Bash: Jon Eshelman with Josh Hindmarsh and Greg Bandy at Filament at the Vanderelli Room, Franklinton. Gerard Cox and Filament continue to offer a wide variety of great jazz and improvised music in a very intimate listening space. Saturday’s show will focus on the soulful sounds of the Hammond B3 organ led by organist Eshelman, a protege of Hank Marr who has become one of the area’s finest musicians and improvisers. He will be joined by guitarist Josh Hindmarsh and legendary drummer Greg “The Mayor of Harlem” Bandy. I interviewed Bandy (click here) ahead of an April appearance by this trio, which I greatly enjoyed and reviewed here. This event is BYOB, and a $10 donation is suggested for admission (more details here). Eshelman was kind enough to offer a few thoughts on what to expect:
We plan to groove in the classic organ trio format with plenty of Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Charles Earland, etc. We’ll also play several of our own compositions that we’ve worked on over the last year and a half of playing together.
Have a great week!