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I had an excellent Jazz Night Out when friends and I saw “The Compositions and Arrangements of Will England” as part of John Allen’s Dick’s Den Residency on the 12th. The all-star octet brought a full, classic sound to a swinging first set. The opening arrangement of Frank Loesser’s “I
Before we get into some local options for a jazzy Memorial Day weekend (Don’t forget about the great smooth and funky options for Friday and Saturday!), EDIT: The Azar Lawrence concert has been postponed. there is news this week of a wonderful opportunity for a Jazz Road Trip to experience
Located at 3037 Indianola Avenue near Studio 35, Clintonville’s Elizabeth’s Records is one of Columbus’ finest record stores. And while they stock used records to suit many tastes, one thing the store is becoming known for is its strong selection of jazz records, and its interest in buying used jazz
There is news this week from Anna Paolucci (Anna & The Consequences) about ways you can continue the work started by her dearly departed father, Akron jazz education legend Roland Paolucci: “Help keep my father Roland’s wonderful musical legacy going strong by supporting the Roland Paolucci Memorial Jazz Commission Project.
The Wednesday residency program returns to jazz in May with five weeks of programming by guitarist, composer and educator Alex Schrock. His month of shows will present a variety of material, both drawing from his own catalog and the compositions of a selection of legends. The Canton native will play
There is news this week from Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX-LP as the radio station prepares to launch its full-power broadcast. After completing testing and receiving its FCC license, the non-profit station is now raising funds for the $30,000 needed to purchase the equipment for its antenna. A suggested donation of
I had a wonderful Jazz Night Out when Rick Sanford and I saw the JD Allen Trio kickoff the Black History Month series at Natalie’s on Wednesday the 1st. Modern jazz star and tenor saxophonist Allen was accompanied by bassist Brandon Meeks and drummer James Gaiters for two free-flowing sets