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JazzColumbus Weekly – July 6, 2017

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I hope everyone had a happy (and jazzy?) 4th of July! With outdoor music season in full bloom, I wanted to highlight your opportunities for outdoor live jazz around the area for the weekend ahead. Postponed due to the holiday, the Reeb-Hosack/ Steelton Village Committee’s FAT (First and Third) Tuesdays series resumes on a Thursday […]

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19th Annual Heritage Music Festival

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The King Arts Complex recently announced details for its 19th annual Heritage Music Festival. Held in Mayme Moore Park at 240 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., adjacent to the Complex in the King-Lincoln District, this year’s festival will be held each Thursday from July 13th through August 17th. After kicking off with international soul/R&B singer […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, 4th of July Weekend 2017

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Friday, June 30th JustJazzLive Duo – Cimi’s Bistro (Grove City) – 6pm Dave Powers – Solo Piano – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante (Powell) – 7pm Richard Lopez Trio – Black Point – 7pm Debra James Tucker: Survival of the Boulevard Singer – New Harvest Cafe (Linden) – 7pm Vegan […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – June 29, 2017

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Before a live review and holiday weekend previews, there are updates for the week ahead. Internationally-known violinist Christian Howes’ Creative Strings Festival returns for its 15th annual installment next week. The Creative Strings Workshop (CSW) will unite over 100 string players for workshops and performances from July 2nd through 7th. Public performance highlights include Howes […]

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Mark Lomax II – Drumversations

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There’s an adage that a player can make an instrument sing but it takes an artist to make it speak. On Mark Lomax, II’s new collaboration with four of Columbus’ finest poets – Dionne Custer Edwards, Barbara Fant, Carnell Willoughby, and Scott Woods – Drumversations (ordering link here), he takes that adage to a new literal […]

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Dick’s Den Residency: Doug Neel

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Dick’s Den offers another great schedule of (mostly) jazz for its Wednesday residency program in July. Guitarist, trombonist, and educator Doug Neel returns to the helm this month for his second installment of special shows shining light on some of his different interests and favorite collaborations – including a release party for his debut album […]

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Jazz at the Amp 2017

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After a promising debut in 2016, the Jazz at the Amp Series of outdoor concerts returns for 2017 this weekend even bigger and better! Presented by major sponsors Westerville Parks and Recreation, Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX-LP, SEMM Foundation and Mount Carmel Health, the series of 7 FREE concerts will be held every Saturday from July […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of June 23rd 2017

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Friday, June 23rd Comfest – Goodale Park – All Day Happy Hour Jam Session – Elevator Brewing Tap Room (165 N. 4th St.) – 6pm Dave Powers – Solo Piano – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante (Powell) – 7pm Rachel Sepulveda & Bobby Floyd Trio – Black Point – 7pm […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – June 22, 2017

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I had a wonderful Jazz Night Out when I saw Whirlybirds play Rambling House on Saturday the 17th. A “modern swing/pop group formed after the untimely demise of the good ol’ DewDroppers,” Whirlybirds retained half of the popular DewDroppers’ lineup – Joe Gilliland on lead vocals and guitar, Joseph “Brenny” Brenneman on clarinet, saxes, and […]

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