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Hot Times Festival 2017 – Jazz Performances

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The Hot Times Community Music and Arts Festival, the annual independent and all volunteer music and arts festival, returns this weekend, September 8th through 10th, on the corner of Parsons Ave. and Main Street on the grassy lawns of the Columbus Health Department. The festival hosts dozens of live music acts playing a wide variety […]

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Paul Baker – “Blue Lights Late Nights”

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This past June, Columbus area bassist Paul Baker self-released his excellent debut album Blue Lights Late Nights (Artwork by Anne Baker). The album contains four originals, plus a bonus track alternate version of one of the tunes, of traditionally-minded straight-ahead jazz brought into the present by an octet of talented musicians connected to Baker through […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Labor Day Weekend 2017

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Friday, September 1st SCAT Long Street Project 1st Friday Happy Hour: Tribute to Rusty Bryant – Lincoln Cafe – 5pm Happy Hour Jam Session – Elevator Brewery Taproom (165 N. 4th St.) – 6pm Simon Sweet – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante (Powell) – 7pm Richard Lopez Trio – Black […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – August 31st, 2017

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Rick Sanford and I had a wonderful Jazz Road Trip when we saw the afternoon portion of the 2nd annual Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival in Akron on Saturday the 26th. Among a handful of fun sets were two favorites at Blu Jazz+. The Sam Blakeslee Quintet celebrated the pre-release of its debut album […]

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Nakatani Gong Orchestra at Vanderelli Room

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Avant-percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani returns to Columbus as part of our invaluable Fuse Factory series. Nakatani leads his “community engagement project” Nakatani Gong Orchestra on Friday, September 1st at Franklinton intermedia locus The Vanderelli Room (tickets and more info at this Facebook page). More info and videos of this rare spectacle below the jump. Share this:

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of August 25th 2017

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Friday, August 25th Dylan Bram & Gabe Koempel Duo – Oscar’s of Dublin – 6pm Happy Hour Jam Session – Elevator Brewery Taproom (165 N. 4th St.) – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante (Powell) – 7pm Dave DeWitt Trio – Black Point – 7pm Emerald City […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – August 24th, 2017

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Though Central Ohio schools have reopened for another year, there are still great chances for outdoor jazz in the area this week. The vibraphone and guitar team of the Dylan Bram & Gabe Koempel Duo is playing biweekly patio shows at Oscar’s in Dublin including Friday, August 25th at 6pm. Jazzy torch blues outfit Anna […]

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2017 Hot Times Kate Schulte Tribute

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The Hot Times Kate Schulte Tribute returns next month for its sixth annual installment of community-oriented jazz performances featuring world-renowned musical talent. This year’s tribute includes five events in venues around Columbus September 6th through 10th. Making his Tribute debut this year is baritone saxophonist James Carter, highly regarded by critics and fans as one […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of August 18th 2017

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Friday, August 18th Happy Hour Jam Session – Elevator Brewery Taproom (165 N. 4th St.) – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante (Powell) – 7pm Richard Lopez Trio – Black Point – 7pm fo/mo/deep – Columbus Food Truck Fest, Bicentennial Park – 7pm Nini Love JazzySide Quintet […]

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