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New Bungalow Jazz Show This Saturday May 15th

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by Mark Subel on May 10, 2010

Becky Ogden once again hosts another installment of the Bungalow Jazz Series at her home in East Columbus. This week features the Mark Flugge Trio on Saturday May 15th at 8pm. The Mark Flugge Trio is Mark Flugge, piano,
with Dave DeWitt, bass and Dave Weinstock on drums. Suggested Donation: $20, $15 seniors, $5 students

Mark Flugge is well-known as a pianist, composer, educator, and bandleader in the Central Ohio area and beyond. Recent soloist appearances include performing “Rhapsody in Blue” with the Capital/Bexley Orchestra (2009), the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (2006), and the Westerville Symphony (2004). He presented the solo lecture-recital “From Jelly Roll to Jarrett, a Jazz Piano History” at the King Arts Complex in 2008. In 2005 Flugge transcribed Thelonious Monk’s “Town Hall Concert” recording, and subsequently led performances of the transcribed album from the piano for the Firehouse Jazz Series, and also at the University of Illinois’ Summer Jazz Festival. Another Firehouse Jazz Concert Flugge produced, “A Tribute to Horace Silver”, was named a “Best Event of 2005” by the Columbus Dispatch, who also included his “Tribute To Bill Evans” concert with singer Dick Mackey as one of 2007’s most memorable concerts. Founder of the Chamber Jazz Series at the Columbus Music Hall in 2006, Mark continues to program, produce, and perform its fourth season this year at the Columbus Museum of Art.

As a leader, Flugge has recorded three CDs: “In Love, In Blue” on solo piano, “February’s Promise” (jazz quintet original compositions), and “Familiarity”, which also features Gene Bertoncini and Michael Moore. He has also recorded four CDs with Columbus singer Dick Mackey, and is the featured soloist on the Famous Jazz Orchestra CD “Sight Readin’ Baby”. The Ohio Arts Council has awarded Flugge on three separate occasions for pieces he composed for his group “No Pedestrians”. His recent composition “Tranquillo e Inspirare for flute, clarinet, and jazz piano” is a classical/jazz hybrid, and was premiered at Capital University by the Inspirare Duo.

The Mark Flugge Trio, with bassist Dave DeWitt and drummer Dave Weinstock, serve as the house rhythm section for the Chamber Jazz Series, and play every Friday night at the Hyde Park steakhouse, where they’ve been a fixture for 9 years. He frequently appears with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, and the Breckenridge (CO) Music Orchestra. Performance credits include work with such notables as David “Fathead” Newman, Joe La Barbera, Jimmy Heath, Marcus Belgrave, Ken Peplowski, Joe Lovano, Jon Faddis, Eddie Daniels, John Abercrombie, Claudio Roditi, and Ira Sullivan, among many others.

More information about Mark: http://www.markflugge.com/

About Bungalow Jazz:

Becky’s big old 1910 bungalow sits on an acre ravine lot on East Fifth Avenue (it’s a little hard to find: See the directions!) Deeply connected to Columbus’s jazz community, Becky has long opened her house for friendly musical gatherings. Since closing her Columbus Music Hall, she still sees the need for venues where musicians and their audiences can mingles. Hence, Bungalow Jazz, the casual “house concert” venue.

The fabulous seven-foot Mason Hamlin piano sits in the living room, waiting for artists like Mark Flugge to bring out its warm and beautiful sound. After a post-jazz festival session, Wes “Warmdaddy” Anderson said, “I LOVE this room!”

More information: www.bungalowjazz.com

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