There’s a run of great events celebrating Fat Tuesday in the coming week, so get ready with our Mardi Gras Jazz Guide! We know of three great holiday-themed shows on Saturday, March 2nd, two of which feature Columbus’ veteran New Orleans-styled outfits. At 7pm, Zaftig Brewing Co’s (Worthington) daylong Mardi
A monthly multi-disciplinary improvisational jazz event recently returned to the local jazz calendar. Second Saturdays with Sonikora takes place at The Vanderelli Room in Franklinton on the second Saturday of each month. Each installment finds the Sonikora trio joined by a different musical collaborator, as well as a visual artist
One new venue offering multiple ways to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) this April is Filament at the Vanderelli Room, “a grassroots-oriented performing arts space and listening lounge” operated by Gerard Cox within The Vanderelli Room art gallery in Franklinton, just west of Downtown Columbus. Filament will be holding a
Richard Sanford and I had a fantastic Jazz Night Out on Thursday, February 22nd, when we saw the opening concert in Streetlight Guild’s “Ogun Meji Duo +1” series at Art of Republic. This slate of collaborations between the time-tested pair of saxophonist Eddie Bayard and drummer Dr. Mark Lomax, II
The 2017 outdoor music season is now in full force, and with it brings new festivals for jazz and live music fans. A highlight of this season’s schedule is the Village at Vanderelli Festival, being held on Saturday, June 10th from noon to midnight at The Vanderelli Room in Franklinton.