Content by tag "Ohio"

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2019 Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland

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2019 Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland
Playhouse Square
Cleveland, Ohio
June 27-29, 2019

The year was 1979. Mainstream styles were on the wane and the major labels had largely abandoned jazz product, with the invention of the compact disc some three years in the future. The musical landscape in terms of jazz was ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist Zakk Jones Releases Debut Record "Mise-en-scène"

Guitarist Zakk Jones Releases Debut Record "Mise-en-scène"

In early 2019 Zakk Jones and his trio recorded their debut album Mise-en-scène at Musicol, one of the oldest studios in the Mid-Ohio region. Now released on May 29th, the album is comprised of seven tracks of mostly original material ranging in styles as varied as modern jazz, fusion, avant-garde and americana/country, often even in the same ...

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Colt Hutchinson

Colt Hutchinson is a fresh young tenor saxophonist, educator, and composer arranger based out of Ohio. He has a deep passion for creating original music that is connective and engages audiences from all walks of life. Colt is a third year jazz studies major at Youngstown State University where he studies under jazz greats such as Dr. Kent Engelhardt, Dr. Dave Morgan, and Mr. Dave Kana. In addition to his jazz studies, he has spent two years studying classical saxophone under renowned performer and educator Dr. James Umble. Colt has performed on masterclasses with jazz greats such as Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Sean Jones, Ralph Lalama and James Weidman

NEWS: CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Kickstarter Campaign For Debut Trio Album By Guitarist Zakk Jones

Kickstarter Campaign For Debut Trio Album By Guitarist Zakk Jones

In January of 2019 Zakk Jones and his trio recorded their debut album Mise-en-Scéne at Musicol, one of the oldest studios in the Mid-Ohio region. Compromised of seven tracks, mostly original material, the album ranges in styles s as varied as modern jazz, fusion, avant-garde and americana/country, often even in the same songs. With the trio's ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Michael Cox & Pete Mills at Columbus Museum of Art

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Michael Cox & Pete Mills
Columbus Museum of Art
Jazz Master Sessions
Columbus, OH
February 2, 2019

After a week of subzero temperatures, the fierce winter relented for an afternoon. Was the polar vortex's exodus precipitated by an old fashioned saxophone cutting contest? Some in attendance ...

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Bob Niederriter

Bob Niederriter is a jazz artist . He is a composer, guitarist and arranger who has studied and performed with great artists in jazz and modern classical music and has doggedly pursued excellence in the field, immersing himself in the music while seeking inspiration and instruction from the masters. In coming to know him, however, one sees that his music is informed by an artistic vision that finds its expression through a surprisingly diverse range of work. Niederriter is an accomplished glass blower, painter, cook, and gardener, and his work in each of these areas is expressive of a consistent vision coupled with ample talent and a quiet but potent work ethic

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Jeff Folkens

Jeff Folkens studied trumpet with Bill Adam, Carmine Caruso, and Frank Brown. He earned a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Cincinnati College—Conservatory of Music and holds a Master of Arts in Education from the College of Mount Saint Joseph. For three decades he taught many beginning band students in the New Richmond, Ohio, Exempted Village School District. Jeff has performed with many entertainers, including Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, and Natalie Cole. He was part of numerous musical theater productions in Cincinnati, Dayton, and New York City

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Nik Bärtsch's Ronin At The Bop Stop

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Nik Bartsch's Ronin
Bop Stop
Cleveland, Ohio
October 28, 2018

The way Nik Bärtsch dresses reveals a lot about his music. He steps up to the piano wearing a Samue, the traditional dress of Zen Buddhist monks, and sneakers. One represents a spiritual tradition thousands of years old, requiring the utmost ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Soft Machine at the Beachland Ballroom

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Soft Machine
Beachland Ballroom
Cleveland, OH
October 18, 2018

A disco ball may have been spinning at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland Ohio, but this was no dance party. Instead, Soft Machine brought their brand of progressive jazz-rock to the venue with the energy of a band a fraction of its age. ...

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Dave Stryker Quartet at Nighttown

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Dave Stryker Quartet
Nighttown
Cleveland, Ohio
October 5, 2018

It's a tough sell these days for touring musicians to bring their own ensembles with them as they traverse the country. And let's face it, pick-up bands don't always lead to the optimum musical conditions. That's why it is always a pleasure ...