The last major weekend for Outdoor Jazz this year is upon us, courtesy of the 2019 Columbus Italian Festival! “Celebrating Italian Heritage since 1980,” this annual festival continues its tradition of a strong jazz element on its entertainment stages on Friday evening, October 11th; all day Saturday, October 12th; and
Before I get into the first weekend of summer’s bustling outdoor jazz schedule, there is news of an exciting venue opening. Saturday, June 22nd, marks the first day for Streetlight Guild, “the brick and mortar house for Columbus culture,” located at 1367 East Main Street on the Near East Side.
Up first this week is news of an annual opportunity for a fun Jazz Road Trip next weekend. On Friday, March 16th, the Maplerock Jazz Festival will be held on the campus of Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. This year’s evening concert features internationally recognized vocalist Jane Monheit and fellow
Richard Sanford and I had a fantastic Jazz Night Out on Thursday, February 22nd, when we saw the opening concert in Streetlight Guild’s “Ogun Meji Duo +1” series at Art of Republic. This slate of collaborations between the time-tested pair of saxophonist Eddie Bayard and drummer Dr. Mark Lomax, II
The Ogún Meji Duo is starting a monthly residency series at Short North art space Art of Republic next week under the auspices of Scott Woods’ Streetlight Guild. As the Guild noted, “The Ogún Meji Duo +1 events are musical performances accompanied by a visual artist creating work on site