I had a fun Jazz Night Out when Richard Sanford and I saw The JazzPoetry Ensemble’s tribute to Hamiet Bluiett at Dick’s Den on Sunday the 28th. Joined by Mark Donavan on baritone sax, the band’s two sets of wide-ranging funky improvised tunes with poetry and insights from leader Michael
One of the highlights of a busy last weekend of October is the return of a beloved Columbus jazz tradition – Bungalow Jazz! Founder and proprietor Becky Ogden now owns a new property near Delaware – 5137 Riverside Dr, Delaware, OH 43015, six miles north of the Columbus Zoo –
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
The June calendar brings another great jazz-focused installment of the Wednesday night Dick’s Den residency, this time courtesy of saxophonist Alex Burgoyne. Each show starts around 10pm and cover is $5. Burgoyne has scheduled an exciting month of shows with many of his frequent (and new) collaborators, and was kind
The fourth installment of the 2016-17 Jazz Arts Group Presents series will bring the music of the Harlem Renaissance to life through the abilities of some of Columbus’ finest, and up-and-coming, musicians. “Ladies Sing the Blues: Songs & Sounds of The Harlem Renaissance” will be held on Saturday, February 18th,
The Dick’s Den Wednesday Residency Program rolls into 2017 with a January program led by percussionist, educator, and publisher (and much more) Dr. Cary Dachtyl. Along with a rundown of each week’s show, Dachtyl was kind enough to provide a summary of his background, so keep reading to learn more.