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Columbus plays host to a five-time Grammy-winning powerhouse of modern jazz next week. CAPA presents trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard (photo by Henry Adebonojo) and his current quintet, The E-Collective, at the Lincoln Theatre on Friday, June 29th at 8pm. Tickets are available at at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, and by phone at (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. Blanchard and The E-Collective, which features Charles Altura on guitar, Fabian Almazan on piano and synthesizers, Oscar Seaton on drums, and David “DJ” Ginyard on bass, are touring in support of new album Live, which “address[es] the epidemic of gun violence with seven powerful songs that reflect the bitter frustration of the conscious masses and provide emotional healing.” Keep reading for full details from CAPA, and prepare for an evening of true artistic, cultural and community impact. Read More →

ComFest 2018 – Jazz Performances

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Established in 1972, the annual Community Festival finally arrives this weekend, Friday, June 22nd, through Sunday, June 24th! Held in Goodale Park, just north of downtown Columbus, ComFest offers seven stages of live entertainment, running the gamut from rock and folk to reggae, hip-hop and R&B, and even live arts presentations and performances. One stage […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of June 15th 2018

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Friday, June 15th Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival – Creekside Park & Plaza (Gahanna) – 5pm to midnight Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Bobby Floyd Trio – Black Point – 7pm Jesus Sanchez: “The Anatomy of a Song” – Camelot Cellars (Olde Towne East) – […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – June 14th, 2018

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This week’s Outdoor Jazz lineup is another very strong one, topped by the 20th annual Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival in Gahanna – click here for the festival’s jazz schedule. On Saturday, June 16th, at 11am, Tom Carroll plays the first of 3 monthly Jazz Brunches on the Patio at the Granville Inn in Granville […]

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Wexner Center Artist Residency Award Given to Dr. Mark Lomax II

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The Wexner Center for the Arts selected possibly Columbus’ finest working composer, Dr. Mark Lomax II, for its 2018-19 Artist Residency Award. Lomax is one of five artists and the only performing artist chosen for this prestigious honor in this round. In the Wexner Center press release, Director Sherri Geldin notes, “From the very inception […]

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Charlie Merk Claims 2018 Hank Marr Award

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Jazz Arts Group recently announced the winner of the 2018 Hank Marr High School Jazz Award – Cincinnati area trumpeter Charlie Merk. Having demonstrated “excellence in musicianship and performance amongst Ohio’s young students of jazz” and a talented field of competitors, Merk won a $500 cash prize and the chance to perform with the Columbus […]

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Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival 2018

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The annual Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary installment at Gahanna’s Creekside Park & Plaza this Friday, June 15th (5pm – midnight), Saturday, June 16th (11am – midnight), and Sunday, June 17th (11am – 7pm). Single day tickets ($7 – $10) and weekend passes are available – click here for more details. […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of June 8th 2018

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Friday, June 8th Columbus Arts Festival – Scioto Mile – All Day Jazz Academy: Summer Jam Session – Bexley Library – 3pm SCAT Special Performance: Roger Baccus – Lincoln Cafe – 5pm Jerry Powell Quartet – The Social Club (East Side) – 6pm Friday Nights Uptown with Dave Powers Trio – Partners Park (Marysville) – […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – June 7th, 2018

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First up this week is our Outdoor Jazz roundup, bursting with fun options for the whole family – all events are free unless otherwise noted. The Columbus Arts Festival runs all weekend on the Scioto Mile – learn about their jazz lineup here. On Friday, June 8th at 6pm, the monthly Friday Nights Uptown series […]

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