First up on the list of Shows To See This Week is news of great live jazz in a new venue in Central Ohio. The Tom Davis Trio will play at Loose Rail Brewing, 37 West Waterloo Street in Canal Winchester, on Friday, October 6th from 7 to 10pm. Opened in May, the brewery and tap room is already gaining attention for its beers and fun environment. Guitarist Davis will be joined by Nate Smith on bass and Zach Compston on drums, so expect a swinging time that will get your weekend off to a good start.
Saturday, October 7th (8 to 10pm): Fuse Factory Presents: Ross Hammond & Adam Buffington at It Looks Like It’s Open (ILLIO) Studio, Clintonville. The hands-on Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab is hosting an exciting pairing of modern-minded artists at its home in this intimate Clintonville art studio. Prolific Sacramento-based free jazz guitarist Ross Hammond returns to town with a catalog that now includes new release Follow Your Heart, a solo live performance on acoustic resonator and 12 string guitars that was recorded at St. Paul’s Church in Sacramento. With a sound that “is equal parts jazz, folk, blues, spirituals and world music,” Hammond has toured throughout the US and beyond, and played with artists like Oliver Lake, Lizz Wright, Dwight Trible, Calvin Weston, Nels Cline, Scott Amendola and many more. Hammond will be joined by experimental Columbus saxophonist/composer Adam Buffington along with possible additional performers. Admission is $5 – doors open at 7:30pm. This event is BYOB and open to all ages – more details here.
Wednesday, October 11th (8 – 9pm): Colin Wood DMA Jazz Recital at Weigel Hall. Saxophonist Wood, a Doctor of Musical Arts student at the OSU School of Music, will be presenting his 2nd DMA recital, “Contemporary Standards.” The program will consist of a selection of modern jazz compositions from the 21st century. Wood will be joined onstage by OSU jazz professor Anthony Stanco on trumpet as well as: Jordan Reed, saxophone; Ben Crowder, trombone; Zakk Jones, guitar; David Swank, piano; Will Strickler, bass; and Willie Barthel III, drums. This event is free and open to the public, so come enjoy some of the area’s best young talent play exciting new material. Learn more about Wood by revisiting his 2015 JazzColumbus.com interview here.
Have a great week! Get ready for Hammond’s set with video: