A highlight of this week’s calendar is the return of Nova Madrugada for Jazz Wednesday at Brothers Drake on Wednesday, September 18th at 8pm. This long-running band is led by Roger Hines with Stan Smith and “features original music that could be classified as organic improvisation.” For this FREE show, the band will also include Alex Burgoyne and Mark Donavan on saxes, Shane Willis on drums, and Ayman Abi-Kheir on percussion. The group will be joined Wednesday by esteemed vocalist Debra James Tucker and the Transit Arts Singers – for more info go to transitarts.com. This will be a power-packed night at the meadery, so make plans to stop by! Keep reading for more fun this week.
Friday, September 13th starts the weekend out hot with the Cuban-American jazz fusion of Waves de Aché at the Columbus Caribbean Festival on the Scioto Mile Downtown at 5pm – click here for info on the 2-day festival. Also Friday, venture east to hear classic-styled jazz-pop outfit Hot Tonic at the Buckeye Lake Winery in Thornville, OH at 6pm. On Saturday, September 14th at Noon, grab the kids for the last outdoor PBJ & Jazz of 2019 at the Topiary Park Downtown, powered by the lively sounds of the Ben Crowder 6 – season details here. Also Saturday, a jazzy September in the lush environs of the Autumn Rush Vineyard in Johnstown continues with the guitar and bass duo of Alex Schrock & Bradley Mellen at 6pm. On Sunday, September 15th, the second week of the 2019 Harrison West Jazz Stage season brings the classic organ jazz sounds of the Tony Monaco Trio to the Harrison Park Gazebo stage at 1pm – series details here. Later that afternoon, shop local vendors and local funky groove jazz when Hosea’s State of Mind plays the Gahanna Farmers’ Market at the Gahanna Veterans Memorial at 4pm (info).
Have a great week!