Hello! In the 3 weeks we’ve been at the helm, we’ve both had great conversations with lots of folks in our community. Musicians, listeners, venue owners, marketing experts, and historians. It’s been incredible to hear so many different perspectives, and genuinely inspiring to talk to you about what you use
Up first this week is news of an intimate concert honoring an excellent new Columbus jazz album! The Robert Mason Trio performs at an Album Release Celebration for State of Soul on Sunday, December 8th at 8pm at Upper Cup Coffee in Gahanna – no cover, food from Willowbeez Soulveg,
Ayman Abi Kheir, a Lebanese percussionist living in Columbus while he continues his Jazz Studies at Capital University, is releasing his new album Zayzafoon this week. The album release party will be held on Friday, November 22nd at 10pm in the main gallery of The Vanderelli Room in Franklinton. The
Earlier this month, Columbus’ own “Eclectic Groove Oriented – Funky Jazz Trio” fo/mo/deep released its fourth album Syzygy – its first as a trio. Their current lineup of bandleader Ron Holmes (Electric & Upright Basses), Andre Scott (Drums) and Robert Mason (Piano, Organ, Keyboards) has crafted another collection of nuanced
Chicago’s Joe Policastro Trio returns to Columbus for its debut at Natalie’s on Wednesday, October 9th at 9pm – tickets and info available here. The band is touring in support of Nothing Here Belongs, its fourth album and first to present the members’ original material, alongside a few more signature
One After Another, After Another, After Another, the sophomore studio release from saxophonist-composer Alex Burgoyne’s band Small Songs (available for purchase on Bandcamp and from Burgoyne at shows) comes on with the sticky heat and mix of sweet comfort and ominous dread perfect for those days when summer takes flight.
Columbus guitarist Zakk Jones recently released his debut album, Mise-en-scène. The album is available for listening and purchase on Bandcamp and Spotify. But he is celebrating the physical CD release of the album with a release party on Wednesday, July 3rd, which also serves as the kickoff to his July
Columbus-based collective Waves de Aché is releasing its debut studio album Forward Motion (album art by Bernard Iannone) with a fiesta this weekend and an upcoming tour of parts East and Midwest. Waves de Aché is hosting a joint Cinco de Mayo and Album Release Party on Sunday, May 5th