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Sam Blakeslee Quintet Album Release Show

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Trombonist and composer Sam Blakeslee is returning home to his native Columbus next week for a special performance. Blakeslee’s 3-day Ohio extension of the fall release tour for his excellent 2017 debut Selective Coverage (read my review here) will hit town for a concert at the Clintonville Woman’s Club on Thursday, February 15th at 7pm. […]

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Valentine’s Jazz 2018

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For those of you looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day with live jazz, options abound in the Columbus area this year. While February 14th falls on a Wednesday in 2018, there are plenty of holiday-themed concerts over the week to help with your scheduling needs. On Saturday, February 10th, the 3rd Annual Live, Love, Laugh Valentine’s […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of February 2nd 2018

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Friday, February 2nd SCAT LSP 1st Friday Tribute to Nancy Wilson with Mary McClendon – Lincoln Cafe – 5pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Richard Lopez Trio – Black Point – 7pm Fuse Factory Frequency Fridays: Wasteland Jazz Unit – It Looks Like Its Open […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – February 1st, 2018

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First up this week is news of a short Jazz Road Trip that may be appealing to Snarky Puppy/modern jazz fusion fans in the area. Snarky Puppy guitarist Bob Lanzetti is on tour promoting his debut solo album Whose Feet are These That are Walking, which has already garnered great reviews. His band will play […]

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Soothsayer Blue Note Tribute at Natalie’s

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Soothsayer (artwork by Lesley Raye), presenting “A night of classic Blue Note jazz with an ear forward,” will perform at Natalie’s on Saturday, February 3rd at 10pm. Tickets are available here. Building from successful tribute projects like the Sanctuary Miles Davis band and the Such Sweet Thunder project in honor of Duke Ellington, drummer Tony […]

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Dick’s Den Residency: Joe Nelson

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The Dick’s Den Wednesday Residency Program continues to heat up the middle of winter weeks in February with a slate led by Joe Nelson. Prolific drummer Nelson, active and respected in a variety of styles around the region, has programmed four shows highlighting projects old and new. His schedule includes musicians and material from around […]

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Same Room, Different Hotel – David Kaplan

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Columbus guitarist/multi-instrumentalist David Kaplan recently released an album entitled Same Room, Different Hotel, “a throwback to 50’s and 60’s, swanky, space-age pop stylings” composed while traveling the world and recorded with Columbus’ own Dave DeWitt, Jim Ed Cobbs, and Louis Tsamous, plus former Columbusite Bill Barner. Kaplan provided some background: “I was inspired by current […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of January 26th 2018

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Friday, January 26th Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante (Powell) – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Dan Rowan Trio – Black Point – 7pm Emerald City Swing Orchestra – Emerald City Ballroom – 8pm The Broadstreet Lineup – The Walrus (Downtown) – 9pm Full Count Band – The Savoy Club (East Side) […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – January 25th, 2018

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Richard Sanford and I had a great Jazz Day Out when we saw the 5th Annual Mark Flugge Jazz Memorial Concert on Sunday the 21st. The concert started on a picturesque note with Abhik Mazumder’s debut of his new solo piece in tribute to Flugge entitled “Mockingbird,” rendered in stately style with tasteful flourishes by […]

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