Local restaurant, Haiku, has a new Thursday jazz related concert series aptly named “Latin Folk & Jazz Thursday’s at Haiku”. The series started just recently and features local percussionist and band leader, Rolando Matias along with a host of other jazz musicians. The shows start around 6:30pm and run through about 10pm. Live music will be performed outside (weather permitting) or in the exquisite interior confines of Haiku.
Rolando is the leader of Internationally recognized Afro-Rican Ensemble. As an entertainer and musician, Rolando cannot be denied: a Multi-talented percussionist, Afro-Caribbean musicologist, Ethno-Foklorist and an accomplished harmonica player. Rolando has traveled the U.S. playing in a wide variety of groups, performing everything from the blues to Latin rock, and everything in between. A self-taught musician, Rolando, applied his formal training as an Architect into his musical education, seeking perfection, has sought out the greats during his travels in order to perfect his musical techniques as a percussionist, harmonica player and composer.
Haiku is located at 800 N. High Street in Columbus Ohio.