Hello – This week’s Our Scene // Your Scene is exclusively about the relationship of musicians, audiences, venues, and the rules surrounding safety and live performances. You’ll also find some science, some music, some longer thoughts on masks from Phil, and a special edition Flashlighter at the bottom. We startedContinue Reading

Jazz Columbus is the stories of the people around us. Musicians, photographers, audio engineers, venue owners, talent bookers, and the folks who make up audiences across the city. In a non-pandemic world, we’re also as robust a calendar as we can muster, a place to find opinions on music toContinue Reading

Hello. Our scene, our city, our country, and the world are having a conversation about race. It’s our intention to listen and participate where it’s appropriate, but to also use this platform as a way to magnify the voices of others. So instead of writing too much, I’m going toContinue 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 – 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! In the 3 weeks we’ve been at the helm, we’ve both had great conversations with lots of folks in our community. Musicians, listeners, venue owners, marketing experts, and historians. It’s been incredible to hear so many different perspectives, and genuinely inspiring to talk to you about what you useContinue Reading

December 2019 marked two important milestones for me (Andrew Patton): my 40th birthday (December 19th) and 10 years of JazzColumbus operations (December 12th). I suppose the approach of these landmarks caused me to reflect on my last seven years with JazzColumbus, as well as 15+ years of public-facing music hobbiesContinue Reading