The Jazz Brew Concert Series sponsored by Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX-LP and SEMM Foundation returns this weekend with a power-packed double bill of great Columbus jazz. The WSAX Homegrown Jazz Brew Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at 7pm in the Walter Armes Learning Center Auditorium at Whitehall-Yearling High School. Tickets and more info are available here. As part of the radio station’s exciting new initiative declaring March Homegrown Musician Appreciation Month, this concert will feature two of Columbus’ finest groups: fo/mo/deep and Copacetic. Celebrate the wealth of talent in Columbus while supporting the operations of our community jazz radio station! Stay tuned for details on their next concert, celebrating International Jazz Day, on April 27th. Keep reading for full details from WSAX:
This March, we’re creating a new tradition in Central Ohio. March will become Homegrown Musician Appreciation Month. Fittingly, on Saturday, March 2nd, we kick off the month with the Homegrown talent of two special Central Ohio based groups. In line with our effort to continue to feature and improve the awareness and appreciation of our Homegrown musicians, as well as the various jazz styles, we present the Jazz Fusion style of the celebrated group, fo/mo/deep, and the equally celebrated Smooth and Urban Contemporary jazz style of Copacetic.
Best known for their sizzling live performances, the fo/mo/deep groove is rooted in the experimental school of the 70s … a time when jazz, soul and funk were one and the same. Seeking to defy the ordinary, this diverse collective of seasoned pros keeps things stirred up with unpredictable energy that moves. With lyrics like “expand your mind and your heart will follow,” the music of Eclecticism harkens back to the days when super groups hypnotized the world with bass driven ensembles and a full-bodied sound that reigned supreme. Once you listen to the group, you’ll understand that fo/mo/deep plays music like it’s meant to be … hot, incalculable and emotionally satisfying.
Imagine painting a picture with your favorite colors, mixing and blending them until just the right shade and feel. That is what listening to Copacetic is like. A “just-right” sound that is both soothing and exciting to hear. Whether it’s a jazz standard or an instrumental version of a classic soul song, the group’s approach is always a unique mix that’s pleasing to the ear and intriguing to the mind. A special blend of sonic java. Each of the members write and arrange music and the group truly enjoys shaping familiar tunes with their smooth sound, as well as contributing original selections to their repertoire.
Tickets are available now. Join us in also saluting and celebrating the birthday of school Superintendent, Brian Hamler as we thank him for his support of our Jazz 98.5 FM radio station. Attending our Jazz Brew concerts help to ensure we Keep Jazz Alive and on the radio here in Central Ohio. Consider buying a ticket to this exciting SEMM Foundation, Jazz 98.5 FM, Jazz Brew Fundraising Concert and help us keep the momentum going with the 2019 Jazz Brew Concert Series.
This concert is presented by SEMM Foundation and your jazz station, Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX. General Admission tickets are only $10, and $5 for students and seniors over 60.
Join us for another great evening of live jazz brewed just the way you like it, starting at 7:00 pm. Bring your heart, soul and passion and support keeping jazz alive.
For complete concert details, visit www.myjazzbrew.com. Central Ohio deserves a great jazz radio station. Thank you for supporting your 24 hour non-profit jazz radio station, Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX-LP and for helping keep jazz alive.