I had an excellent Jazz Night Out when I saw the first set of legendary composer/arranger Bill Holman with Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra at the Clintonville Woman’s Club on Monday the 16th. The 90-year-old Holman regaled a truly packed house with tales of jazz greats and a quick wit,
The bustling October Columbus Jazz Calendar inspired a handful of great Jazz Nights (& Days) Out this week, so let’s get into it! My parents and I saw the Tony Hagood Quartet play The Music of Dave Brubeck at the McConnell Arts Center on Thursday the 12th. The program focusing
I had a brief but fun Jazz Day Out when I finally made it to the Harrison West Jazz Stage for the first time to see the Robert Mason Trio on Sunday the 24th. The first Sunday of Fall was an unseasonable scorcher, but the trio’s cool tunes met the
I ended a big week of live jazz for me personally with three more Jazz Nights Out last week. On Wednesday the 6th, Rick Sanford and I saw the kickoff of the 2017 Hot Times Kate Schulte Tribute at Natalie’s, featuring The JazzPoetry Ensemble (JPE) and an internationally known cast.
Before details on anniversaries and traditions in the local jazz scene this week (don’t forget about the milestone at Natalie’s!), I want to share thoughts on a wonderful Jazz Night Out I had on Friday, July 28th, including seeing Team Players and Liver Quiver for a happy hour show at
Before a live review and holiday weekend previews, there are updates for the week ahead. Internationally-known violinist Christian Howes’ Creative Strings Festival returns for its 15th annual installment next week. The Creative Strings Workshop (CSW) will unite over 100 string players for workshops and performances from July 2nd through 7th.
I had a wonderful Jazz Night Out when I saw Whirlybirds play Rambling House on Saturday the 17th. A “modern swing/pop group formed after the untimely demise of the good ol’ DewDroppers,” Whirlybirds retained half of the popular DewDroppers’ lineup – Joe Gilliland on lead vocals and guitar, Joseph “Brenny”
I had a summery Jazz Day Out when Rick Sanford and I caught a couple sets of the inaugural Village at Vanderelli Festival on Saturday the 10th. The festival presented a variety of jazz and other sounds on an outdoor stage behind The Vanderelli Room, along with a chance to
I had a fantastic Jazz Night Out when I saw the Vijay Iyer Sextet play the Wexner Center season finale on Saturday the 20th with my wife and friends. Joined by a world-class band, the pianist led the group through compositions from its forthcoming debut for ECM Records. Iyer’s solo