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Interview: Greg Bandy

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by Andrew Patton on April 23, 2018

The Jazz Brew Fundraising Concert Series, presented by and benefiting the SEMM Foundation and Jazz 98.5 FM, WSAX-LP, is celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month with a special Homegrown concert. On Saturday, April 28th at 7pm, the Jazz Brew Series presents Greg Bandy & the Jazz Alliance featuring Greg Bandy on drums, Josh Hindmarsh on guitar and Jon Eshelman on piano, along with a set from Urban Contemporary jazz group Copacetic. Tickets and more details are available here. Cleveland native Bandy has had a long and distinguished career since being discovered by Charles Mingus at the age of 20. He has played with countless prominent jazz artists over the last thirty-plus years and his 1997 debut CD “Lightning in a Bottle” earned two Grammy nominations. Bandy moved to Columbus in early 2017 to spend time with his sister and their 100 year-old mother. He was kind enough to have a phone conversation with me last week about Saturday’s show, his career, and his current plans – keep reading to learn more and check out a recent documentary. Read More →

Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of April 20th 2018

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Friday, April 20th Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Richard Lopez Trio – Black Point – 6:30pm Fuse Factory Presents: Thollem; Sun Trash; LA Jenkins – It Looks Like It’s Open Studio (Clintonville) – 7pm Ali Affleck – Loose Rail Brewing (Canal Winchester) – 7pm Lee […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – April 19th, 2018

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I had a fantastic Jazz Night Out when I saw the Terell Stafford Quintet at the Lincoln Theatre on Thursday the 12th. Presented by Jazz Arts Group in collaboration with the King Arts Complex, the concert was an emphatic finale to the KAC’s “MLK: 50 Years Later” celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, […]

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John Householder Trio Tuesdays at Blind Lady Tavern

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One of the new live jazz options to emerge in Downtown Columbus in recent months is a fun weekly event at Blind Lady Tavern on East Mound Street. This restaurant and bar with a Southern flair hosts the John Householder Jazz Trio for two sets each Tuesday from 8 to 10:30pm resuming April 24th when […]

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Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month With Filament

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One new venue offering multiple ways to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) this April is Filament at the Vanderelli Room, “a grassroots-oriented performing arts space and listening lounge” operated by Gerard Cox within The Vanderelli Room art gallery in Franklinton, just west of Downtown Columbus. Filament will be holding a JAM Celebration on Friday, April […]

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Michael Cox – Compassion

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Acclaimed veteran saxophonist and educator Dr. Michael Cox released a new album earlier this year at the 5th Annual Mark Flugge Memorial Jazz Concert. Entitled Compassion, Cox recorded this labor of love in 2015 with Chris Sulit at Trading 8’s Studio in Paramus, New Jersey, with Gary Versace on piano and organ, Buster Williams on […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of April 13th 2018

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Friday, April 13th Capital Jazz & World Music Festival: Invitational – Capital University (Bexley) – 10am to 6pm OSU Jazz on the Plaza: Combos – Wexner Center Plaza – 5:30pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Capital Jazz & World Music Festival: Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra, […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – April 12th, 2018

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First on the list of Shows To See This Week is a gypsy jazz outfit heading south to play Columbus this weekend. Cleveland area quartet Hot Djang plays Notes on Friday, April 13th at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm – tickets and more details are available here. Featuring Reed Simon on violin, Kevin Richards on […]

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Hypnotide – The Ninja and the Sea Monster

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Columbus surf-rock quartet Hypnotide recently released a new EP entitled The Ninja and the Sea Monster. Following in the footsteps of their 2015 full-length debut Landlocked, this 6-track collection again features a lineup of stalwart area (at one time) jazz musicians: Larry Marotta and Aaron Quinn (guitars), Joe Nelson (drums), and Brett Burleson (bass). The […]

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