A highlight of this week’s calendar is the return of Nova Madrugada for Jazz Wednesday at Brothers Drake on Wednesday, September 18th at 8pm. This long-running band is led by Roger Hines with Stan Smith and “features original music that could be classified as organic improvisation.” For this FREE show,
“Described as Postmodern Jukebox meets Amy Winehouse,” Columbus group Hot Tonic is “a swinging jazz band that crosses over into funky soul” in a variety of lineups and settings. The core of the group is vocalist and double bassist Victoria Woods and guitarist Josh Hindmarsh, and the pair keeps busy
Before I get into the first weekend of summer’s bustling outdoor jazz schedule, there is news of an exciting venue opening. Saturday, June 22nd, marks the first day for Streetlight Guild, “the brick and mortar house for Columbus culture,” located at 1367 East Main Street on the Near East Side.