Early this year, clarinetist-vocalist-composer Angel Bat Dawid’s debut album The Oracle hit the creative music scene with the impact of a meteor; landing as a lesson and an invocation of something greater. I don’t remember the last time I felt such a deeply personal, visceral connection with a record thatContinue Reading

Synchronicity doesn’t get much more righteous than Columbus’ preeminent modern interdisciplinary arts institution, the Wexner Center, awarding our finest composer, Mark Lomax II, with their residency award for one of the most ambitious projects in Columbus music, 400: An Afrikan Epic (pre-order at the link). Lomax premieres a suite ofContinue Reading

In light of his many accomplishments as a musician, educator, community activist and leader, today, October 22nd, Columbus City Council will present Dr. Mark Lomax, II with a resolution honoring his achievements. And while his resume to date is truly impressive, including recently receiving a 2018 Wexner Center for theContinue Reading

The Wexner Center wraps the jazz portion of their astonishing 2017-2018 season with something truly special: the return of guitarist Mary Halvorson. Halvorson brings her Code Girl ensemble featuring an all-star lineup of Amirtha Kidambi (voice), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Michael Formanek (bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums) to the Wex on Thursday,Continue Reading