Two news items this week! First of all, a great Columbus jazz musician is in need of help. Drummer Matt Wagner, who has played beautifully with a host of greats over the years, has had serious health issues over the past several years that have left him unable to work
The Dick’s Den Wednesday Residency program will end 2018 on a high note with a December program led by multi-instrumentalist Lisa Bella Donna. Each Wednesday’s performance will start around 10pm, and cover is $5. Bella Donna was kind enough to provide an update on a busy and successful 2018, new
Legendary Columbus guitarist, composer and educator Stan Smith recently created a Bandcamp page where he has three new albums for sale. Two are collections of Soundrones duos with Lisa Bella Donna on synthesizer that are worth exploration. But the other is Moments (of a Journey), an aptly titled 13-track release
The Dick’s Den Wednesday Residency Program continues to heat up the middle of winter weeks in February with a slate led by Joe Nelson. Prolific drummer Nelson, active and respected in a variety of styles around the region, has programmed four shows highlighting projects old and new. His schedule includes
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 Dick’s Den Wednesday Residency program continues its streak of excellent jazz programming with a March schedule led by guitarist and educator Stan Smith. He has lined up a special five week slate of jazz shows by both established bands and rare lineups that include Smith on guitar, so come
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
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.