Natalie’s to Bring Plenty of Live Jazz to Columbus This Fall

Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza and live music has been “bringing the live music” and will continue this Fall and early Winter with a wealth of great local jazz talent. Natalie’s is just a few months old but is already becoming a live music destination and a proud supporter of live local jazz here in Columbus. Shows typically start at 9pm and music is presented on a specially designed stage with high quality sound, lights, and video, with care being taken to provide all patrons with a great view of the stage. The Fall and early Winter jazz and jazz related music showcases are as follows:

* photo courtesy of Joshua Taylor of K&J Creative

Tuesday, Oct 16
Colin Lazarski Quartet
9 pm, $5

Colin Lazarski began playing guitar at the age of 10, and went on to play in numerous jazz and blues bands throughout his high school and college years. His energy, passion and natural sense of rhythym made him a perfect fit for Arnett Howard’s Creole Funk Band, with whom he traveled extensively.

An incredibly versatile guitarist, Colin is accomplished in a variety of styles including jazz, blues, rock, funk and even calypso. He performs both as a leader and a sideman, and can be seen around town performing with other artists such as Dave Powers, Andy Woodson, Tony Monaco, Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra, The Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Dick Mackey, The New Remnants Dance Orchestra, the Trinidaddies, and the New Basics Brass Band.

Wednesday, Oct 17
9 pm, $5

FLIPPO is one of Columbus, Ohio’s newest “super groups,” displaying instrumental virtuosity and creative energy in the spirit of sonic colors and innovation born of the “funk” and “jazz/rock fusion” movements of the 1970’s and beyond.

The name of the band pays fond tribute to tenor saxophonist Bob Marvin who during the ascendancy of television appeared for many years entertaining central Ohio viewers as Flippo the Clown. A superb band was a regular and integral part of
his shows. FLIPPO is Michael Cox on Sax, Paul Brown on guitar, Erik Augis on Keys, Andy Woodson on bass and Louis Tsamous on Drums.

For their first ever performance at Natalie’s, FLIPPO will be performing original music by members of the band, as well as music by some of their biggest inspirations, such as Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, Weather Report, and the Pat Metheny Group. Check out FLIPPO’s Facebook page for video, audio, and more information about the band.

Thursday, Oct 18
Derek DiCenzo Trio with Jeanette Willams
9 pm, $5

Derek DiCenzo has been a mainstay on the Columbus music scene for 25 years.
A gifted jazz guitarist, DiCenzo can be heard playing piano, bass, steel drum, organ and the accordian as well.

Trio, which also features Dave DeWitt and Aaron Scott, is the perfect musical ensemble for
Derek. The band works as a piano trio, steel drum band, as well as guitar/organ trio.
Derek has appeared with Monty Alexander, Diane Schuur, RJD2, and the Columbus Jazz
Orchestra. He can be heard on recordings by Jim Hall, Charlie Byrd, Monty Alexander, Tony
Monaco and Bobby Floyd. He is past musical director for Harmony Project Columbus and is
one of 12 composers chosen to write original music as part of the Columbus 200 celebration.
A new recording from TRio is expected out late this year.

Friday, Oct 19
New Basics Brass Band
9 pm, $5

Originally launched in 1995, the sousaphone-driven New Basics Brass Band layers jazz, R&B, New Orleans funk, and groove sounds to produce party music for the masses.
Whether at their frequent regional club appearances or festival dates such as South By Southwest and Montreux Music Festival Atlanta, crowds stay on their feet and beg for more….

Friday, Oct 26
Phil Clark & The Soul
9 pm, $5

HE SOUL combines R&B, Blues, Rock, Gospel and Jazz in an infectious sound that is impossible to deny. Drawing from early Ray Charles tunes such as “You Don’t Know Me”, “ Georgia” and “Drown in My Own Tears”, blue eyed soul singer Phil Clark (Vocals, Harp, Sax) shows what it’s really like to be the son of a preacher. Bridging his gospel roots with the blues is his calling card.

Dave DeWitt’s brilliant piano and organ strokes bring tunes like Dr John’s “Right Place, Wrong Time”
and Billy Preston’s “Will It Go ‘Round in Circles” to dizzying heights.

Central Ohio’s blues guitar legend John Boerstler can make you cry with “Rainy Night in Georgie” or make you beg for more with Joe Cocker’s “Leave Your Hat On”.

Bassist Jeff Ciampa and drummer Aaron Scott round out this cast of veteran players that surely will not disappoint.

Sunday, Oct 28
Missy Raines and the New Hip
8 pm, $10

Missy Raines & The New Hip blur the lines between jazz, bluegrass, and rhythm ’n’ blues- redefining the acoustic/electric/hybrid landscape. Is it ‘jam jazz’? ‘jazz grass’? ‘rhythm’n’blues-grass’?
Doesn’t matter what you call it. The New Hip, led by multi award-winning bassist Missy Raines, delivers a powerful punch of groove-based (and BASS-ed groove) lines, soulful vocals, and full on funk rave-ups.

“…an ensemble perfectly balanced between brilliantly composed precision and equally brilliant spontaneity.” Jon Weisberger, The Nashville Scene

Drawing from a deep well of songwriters who specialize in the sophisticated to the intimate- Missy Raines & The New Hip add their own vibey-oh- so-laid-back tunes and outright rocking romps to the mix. This is an ensemble perfectly balanced between brilliantly composed precision and equally brilliant spontaneity.
Using bass, guitars, mandolin and drums, the territory The New Hip covers is broad and the compass is set by Raines, planted right in the center of the stage directing with her bass every bit as much as she’s playing it.

Thursday, Nov 1
Shadows & Light: The Music of Joni Mitchell featuring Kay Harris & FLIPPO
9 pm, $10

Local Columbus jazz fusion group FLIPPO joined by vocalist Kay Harris brings the music of Joni Mitchell to Natalie’s. Following up on a near sold-out concert earlier this year, Kay and FLIPPO’s love and appreciation of her music come out in their dynamic and inspired versions of Joni’s songs.

Vocalist Kay Harris has been an integral part of the Central Ohio music scene for a number of years. As a vocalist and songwriter for most of her life, she has been involved with nume rous album and demo projects. Kay also has provided lead and backup vocals for over seventy local and national jingles including McDonalds, Wendy’s, Krogers, Stanley Steamer, Huntington National Bank, Schottensteins, Safe Auto, Krieger Ford, Sun TV and Grant/Riverside Hospitals. She has also performed with Mills-James Productions at conventions throughout the U.S. including Hawaii and Puerto Rico. As one of Columbus’ most versatile vocalists, she has also performed steadily over the years with many different musical projects including Diva, Full Tilt Boogie, the Columbus Jazz Arts Group, and Zero One.

Flippo is: Michael Cox on saxophone, Erik Augis on keys, Paul Brown on guitar, Andy Woodson on bass and Louis Tsamous on drums. Check out FLIPPO’s Facebook page for video, audio, and more information about the band.

Thursday, Nov 15
Pete Mills Quartet
9 pm, $5

A native of Toronto Canada, saxophonist and composer Pete Mills’ discography includes 3 solo releases with his most recent, Fresh Spin (Summit Records) featuring B3 organist Tony Monaco and New York based guitarist Pete McCann. As a sideman he appears on over a dozen CDs including those by guitarist Stan Smith, saxophonist Chad Eby, the eclectic ensemble Madrugada, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, the Paul Ferguson Jazz Orchestra and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. As a soloist, Mills works throughout the U.S and Canada, and in Columbus, he performs as a featured soloist with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.

Friday, Nov 23
Vernon Hairston Trio with Tia Harris Roseboro
9 pm, $5

The Vernon Hairston Trio consists of Reggie Jackson on drums, Dwight Bailey on bass, and Vernon Hairston on piano and vocals. The Vernon Hairston Trio formed in August of 2006, and has been performing on a regular basis at various venues, private parties and ceremonies. Joining the trio for this show is jazz vocalist Tia Harris Roseboro.

Saturday, Dec 8
Carl Sally & Friends
9 pm, $10

Carl Sally, a world class saxophonist and Columbus native, started his first professional band in 1956, and went on to play many venues and engagements, including going on the road with the great Rock and Roll guitarist, Chuck Berry. They traveled and played top night clubs in New York City, Boston, Montreal, Toronto and many stage shows throughout the rest of the United States.

During this time, Carl recorded and performed with a number of top groups, including the Dells,
The Five Keys, and The Everly Brothers. In the early 1960s, he played in New York City with many of the Latin jazz greats such as Tito Puenta, Tito Rodriguez, and the great Machito.

In 1974, Carl was booked into the Sheraton Hotel chain where he played in many of their supper clubs and entertainment venues. In 1978, he was promoted to Entertainment Director and opened the new Sheraton Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. Carl worked for the Sheraton chain until his retirement in 1988.

From his retirement to the present, Carl has worked special engagements to keep him in touch with the world of entertainment. However, in 2009 the entertainment bug struck him once more, and has brought him back stronger than ever. Carl Sally is a member of the Ohio Music Hall of Fame.

Performing with Carl for this special show at Natalie’s is Reggie Jackson on drums, Chris Brown on keyboard, Dwight Bailey on bass, and Tia Harris Roseboro on vocals.

Friday, Dec 14
9 pm, $5

SpeakEasy is a quintet playing in the music style of Django Reinhart and Stephan Grappelli. The music ranges from the Swing Standards of the 30’s and 40’s to Blues, Latin and original music.
They have presented concerts at Festivals, Colleges and other venues around Central Ohio, and the USA since 2009.
Members are:
Andy Carlson,Fiddle
Tom Carroll, guitar
Casey Cook, Guitar
Doug Richeson, Bass Fiddle
Seth Rogers, percussion

Tuesday, Dec 18
Sugar Blues & Daddy-O
9 pm, $5

Jennifer Milligan & Pascal Fouquet are blending cultures, bridging time and grooving with silence. An American jazzy-rocker and a French Blues guitarist create a song writing duo inspired by the Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Jazz of the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s. Originals and covers by legends like T-Bone Walker, Etta James, Jimmy “Baby Face” Lewis, Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, JB Lenoir, Nina Simone and Anita O’Day.

Pascal Fouquet is one of the most recognized Blues guitarists in France. In his 30yr. career, he has won several awards for best soloist, played with Ze Bluetones, The Hoodoomen & The Boogiematics and with many recognized American Blues artists like Diunna Greenleaf, Sax Gordon, Sean Costello, Alex Schultz, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne and Candye Kane. He currently tours Europe and England with Mike Sanchez,The Drew Davies Rhythm Combo and Jenny Lee & The Hoodoomen. He remains ever true to his favorite guitar masters, T-Bone Walker, Tiny Grimes, & Charlie Christian.

Jennifer Milligan with her bed as a stage and hairbrush for microphone, started singing at the age of 6 in Westerville, Ohio. Accompanied by her mother?s 45s on her Mickey Mouse turntable she was determined to grow-up and be Elvis. By the age of 11 her bed was replaced by a stage and by 22 she was touring the country as Sheila in the National tour of Hair. She holds a BFA from the prestigious Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and an MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University. Columbus audiences will remember her as Janet in Rocky Horror, Jackie in Oh, Jackie and Sooze in Suburbia. She’s currently living in France touring Europe with her band Jenny Lee & The Hoodoomen. Their first CD, Pretty Gritty City was released in Feb. 2012.

Friday, Dec 21
Vernon Hairston Trio with Tia Harris Roseboro
9 pm, $5

The Vernon Hairston Trio consists of Reggie Jackson on drums, Dwight Bailey on bass, and Vernon Hairston on piano and vocals. The Vernon Hairston Trio formed in August of 2006, and has been performing on a regular basis at various venues, private parties and ceremonies. Joining the trio for this show is jazz vocalist Tia Harris Roseboro.

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