I had a wonderful Jazz Night Out when Richard Sanford and I saw Dave Douglas’ Dada People at the Wexner Center on Tuesday the 11th. With a world-class lineup of pianist Frank Woeste, bassist Yasushi Nakamura and drummer Clarence Penn, trumpeter Douglas led a set of his and Woeste’s tunes
The Bobby Floyd Showcase every Sunday night at Notes presents a delightful combination of great food prepared by the Copious kitchen, featured Columbus and touring guests playing with the talented Bobby Floyd Trio, and a jam session with more great jazz musicians to end the night most weeks. This Sunday,
I had a wonderful Jazz Night Out when Rick Sanford and I saw Mark Lomax lead an all-star band in tribute to Ohio tenor saxophonist and theorist Logan Rollins at Notes. Rollins, a relative of the great Sonny Rollins, was an inmate in the Ohio Penitentiary who was allowed to
I had a wonderful Jazz Night Out when I saw the Matt Wilson Quartet JAG Presents 7pm show on the 19th at Notes. Drummer Wilson and his world-class band of Martin Wind on bass, Jeff Lederer on saxes and clarinet, and Kirk Knuffke on cornet put on an awe-inspiring show
January’s often a time of redressing missteps. High on this writer’s list was not publishing a review of two of the finest jazz records to come out of Columbus in my memory: Blues People by The Mark Lomax Trio and The Art of Sound by The Ogún Meji Duo (available in a bundle here).
The Matt Wilson Quartet, with Matt Wilson on drums, Martin Wind on bass, Jeff Lederer on tenor sax and clarinet, and Kirk Knuffke on cornet, plays two shows at Notes on Thursday, January 19th, at 7 and 9pm. More info and tickets are available here for the next exciting show
Happy new year jazz fans! First up is news of new tributes to dearly departed vocalist Dwight Lenox. Today The Columbus Dispatch published a great obituary with memories from family, friends and bandmates. Details have also emerged regarding the first concert tribute in the area (that we know of) to