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JazzColumbus Weekly – September 19th, 2019

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by Andrew Patton on September 18, 2019

First on our list of Shows To See This Week is another exciting outing for the resurgent James Gaiters Soul Revival. The band presents a Tribute to John Coltrane on Saturday, September 21st at 9:30pm at Natalie’s – limited tickets available here. This concert once again features the saxophone of Indianapolis’ “Musical Mayor” Rob Dixon, so this homage to one of the all-time greats is in expert hands. Of course, Dixon and Gaiters are not the only all-stars in the lineup – the band also includes Dwight Adams (trumpet), Kevin Turner (guitar), and Robert Mason (organ)! Get tickets now for what will surely be a reverent and insightful night of classic jazz material. Keep reading for more great shows this week.

Monday, September 23rd (7:30 – 10pm): Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra with John Fedchock, Jim Rupp & Lisa Jelle at Clintonville Woman’s Club. Currently in its 23rd year, the FJO’s weekly gig continues to entertain big band fans every week with its high-powered 22 piece band and esteemed guests. Monday’s show features internationally renowned trombonist, arranger, bandleader and OSU alum John Fedchock for what will be a blockbuster show. Guests also include the legendary Jim Rupp on drums as well as flutist Lisa Jelle, who will perform on Fedchock’s arrangements of two Mark Flugge’s pieces. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students, so this is another great week to see a world-class assemblage of jazz talent in one of Columbus’ most spirited venues!

Wednesday, September 25th (8 – 10pm): Otterbein Guest Artists: Frank Proto and Tim Berens in Riley Auditorium at Battelle Fine Arts Center, Westerville. This free event brings multi-disciplinary talent to the Otterbein campus. From the university: “Bassist Frank Proto and guitarist Tim Berens blend classical and jazz music to create a unique sound as a duo. Proto, a Grammy nominee, is known worldwide for his orchestral compositions. Berens writes arrangements for pops orchestra that are played in venues from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood bowl.”

Have a great week!

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