“It is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled;Continue Reading

Hello friends of the Scene – thanks for tuning in for another Quarantine edition of Our Scene // Your Scene, where we aim to highlight what’s happening in the realm of jazz here in Columbus. A friendly reminder to those of you who are feeling bored or brave or aContinue Reading

This week, Phil reminds all of us of some important things, guest writer Seth Alexander interviews Bob Breithaupt about the phenomenon known as Jazz Percussion Ensemble, we meet Trumpeter/Photographer Tim Perdue, and Alex offers a CHALLENEGE.

Hello! Life is wild. Maybe the most abnormal thing is how normal it’s all starting to feel. We’re trying to be light over here at JazzColumbus, despite the lack of live music in our lives. So here is another action packed edition of Our Scene // Your Scene. And ifContinue Reading

Hello – We’d like to honor the memory of Lee Konitz, one of my (Alex) saxophone heroes and a pillar of jazz history. Let’s remember Lee and all of the great musicians who have taken the stage for the great big gig in the sky. “I’m constantly amazed still atContinue Reading

Hello – In lieu of a long introduction, perhaps a new tradition, an excerpt from a book of letters written by Rainer Maria Rilke which feels right for now: “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms andContinue Reading

Hello – We’re 2.5 weeks in here – together but apart. It’s heartening to see the lengths folks are going to make music together. I’ve seen virtual open-mics, solo live streams, virtual duets, and more conversations about music and life and mental health than I usually see in a year.Continue Reading

Hello – Life in the scene has come to standstill as we watch the world reckon with this virus. We posted a questionnaire a week and a half ago, preparing to add it to this edition. But it already feels out of date. We’re in for it, folks. Be safe,Continue Reading

Hi – Obviously things are wild and seem to be constantly in flux. The rules of every day life are changing before our eyes and the end isn’t clearly in sight. We’re in for it and that’s what’s happening for the time being. So for the next few weeks, we’veContinue Reading