There’s a change for this Thursday’s, 7/10, concert in the Music@BCM series. Mike Wade & Dannita Wade and the Jazz Ambassadors will be at BCM instead of the Leroy Ellington Band. Mike's unique brand of jazz will be injected with a healthy dose of R&B and funk.
Doors open at 6 pm for food and drinks, and the concert runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is only $5 for adults and $3 for children. Concertgoers can also purchase great food from Colonial Cottage, and support local youth and community organizations in the process. BCM members will receive one free drink ticket.
Cincinnati native Fred Hersch has released a cd, Floating, with his trio that The Wall Street Journal calls "one of the major ensembles of our time". Fred Hersch is on piano along with bassist John Hebert and drummer Eric McPherson. The cd features 7 new compositions by Fred Hersch along with music by Dietz/Schwartz, Lerner/Loewe and Thelonious Monk.
Musicians came into the studio that day to honor the legendary drummer John Von Ohlen who has played with many jazz greats including Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Cal Collins, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, and Perry Como. He's also recorded albums with many other greats like Carmen McRae, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Poole, John Clayton, Mel Torme & the Marty Paich Orchestra, and Benny Carter. John Von Ohlen was inducted into the CEA 2005 Hall of Fame.
Local jazz vocalist Lynne Scott talks about her new CD with the Rob Allgeyer Trio, Lovely Songs Today…the Standards of Tomorrow, as well as some of her favorite jazz singers and standards during a chat with our Ron Esposito.
As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra partners with many of the best arts organizations in the region, including two-year partnerships with both the Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.