Columbus native Erin McDougald returns home next weekend for a special concert. From McDougald: “On Saturday, June 30th, at 8pm, The Short North Stage will present Columbus-native, Chicago-based jazz vocalist Erin McDougald at the historic Garden Theater (1187 North High Street) for an unusual and intriguing two-part concert which equallyContinue Reading

Acclaimed veteran saxophonist and educator Dr. Michael Cox released a new album earlier this year at the 5th Annual Mark Flugge Memorial Jazz Concert. Entitled Compassion, Cox recorded this labor of love in 2015 with Chris Sulit at Trading 8’s Studio in Paramus, New Jersey, with Gary Versace on pianoContinue Reading

Columbus surf-rock quartet Hypnotide recently released a new EP entitled The Ninja and the Sea Monster. Following in the footsteps of their 2015 full-length debut Landlocked, this 6-track collection again features a lineup of stalwart area (at one time) jazz musicians: Larry Marotta and Aaron Quinn (guitars), Joe Nelson (drums),Continue Reading

Chicago musical melting pot The Claudettes are hitting the road to kickstart an extensive 2018 touring slate, and they are doing so here in Columbus! The Claudettes play Natalie’s on Wednesday, April 4th at 9pm – tickets and more info are available here. The quartet, said to “fuse Chicago pianoContinue Reading

New York City-based guitarist, composer and educator Alex Wintz, who performs regularly with Etienne Charles and Creole Soul, Ben Williams and Sound Effect, and Peter and Will Anderson, recently released LifeCycle, his debut recording on Charles’ Culture Shock imprint. Wintz is celebrating this milestone with a CD Release tour thatContinue Reading

The Joe Policastro Trio returns to Brothers Drake on Wednesday, February 28th at 8pm for a FREE Jazz Wednesday performance. Consisting of Joe Policastro on bass, Dave Miller on guitar, and Mikel Avery on drums, the trio will be kicking off a mostly-Ohio stint of their tour in support ofContinue Reading