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The Wexner’s landmark 2017-2018 jazz season roars back into gear with the one of the most promising young lights of jazz, Adam O’Farrill, on Saturday, February 24 (tickets available here). No one who saw Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Bird Calls forgot O’Farrill’s boiling trumpet playing. I was lucky enough to talk with him by phone in advance of his return to Columbus and the Wex. Excerpts from that conversation, along with videos of his quartet, are below the jump. Read More →

Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of February 16th 2018

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Friday, February 16th Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Mark Rubinstein Trio – Black Point – 7pm “All You Need Is Love” Featuring Helen Welch – Notes – 7pm Columbus Jazz Orchestra: “100 Years of Buddy Rich & Dizzy Gillespie” with Roberta Gambarini & Jeff Hamilton […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – February 15th, 2018

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I hope everyone had a festive Mardi Gras and a lovely Valentine’s Day! First on our list of Shows To See This Week is the kickoff of a jazzy week at OSU. On Friday, February 16th at 8pm, The OSU Jazz Ensemble Presents “Basically Basie” at Weigel Hall. In celebration of Black History Month, this […]

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The Ogún Meji Duo +1 Series at Art of Republic

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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 in collaboration. Musical duties are […]

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The Marine Corps Jazz Combo at OSU

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In conjunction with The Ohio State University’s School of Music, The Marine Corps Jazz Combo will visit Hughes Hall, 1899 N College Road on The OSU Campus, for two special events this weekend. On Sunday, February 18th at noon, the musicians of the Jazz Combo will lead a Master Class that is suggested for all […]

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Mark Hampton – ROOTS

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After decades of focusing on pastoring churches and running his consulting business while pursuing music behind the scenes, bassist Mark Hampton has returned to his jazz musician roots with the creation of his new album, ROOTS. As he has described it, ROOTS is “rich bass grooves, African rhythms, and melodies that tell the powerful story […]

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Weekend of February 9th 2018

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Friday, February 9th February by the Fire: Dan Rowan – Old Worthington Library – 4pm Andrew Waters – Vittoria Ristorante – 6pm Dave Powers – Hyde Park Arlington – 6:30pm Richard Lopez Trio – Black Point – 7pm COHJS Presents Dave Kosmyna’s Original Downhome Jazz Band – Park Street Tavern – 7pm Jesse Henry’s 40th […]

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JazzColumbus Weekly – February 8th, 2018

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The 2018 calendar has concentrated some jazzy holiday celebrations. While events in honor of Valentine’s Day start this weekend – check out our Valentine’s Jazz 2018 article to learn more – gigs celebrating Mardi Gras, Tuesday February 13th, are also on their way! Kicking off our Mardi Gras Jazz Guide is the annual Mardi Gras […]

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CJO’s 100 Years of Buddy Rich & Dizzy Gillespie

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Jazz Arts Group honors the legacy of two all-time jazz greats when the Columbus Jazz Orchestra presents “100 Years of Buddy Rich & Dizzy Gillespie” at the Southern Theatre February 15th through 18th. Showtimes and tickets are available here. Along with the big band majesty of the CJO, these concerts will feature two special guests: […]

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