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Christian McBride is a renowned jazz musician and NPR host and contributor who will be performing with his trio as part of Xavier University's Jazz/Swing Series on April 28. 

Music: Legendary local jazz vocalist Mary Ellen Tanner is with the Lee Stolar Trio for this recording of But Not For Me.

A New Biography Of Local Jazz Legend John Von Ohlen

Jan 6, 2017

Local jazz drummer, bandleader and music legend John Von Ohlen is the subject a recently released authorized biography called It's Gotta Swing: The John Von Ohlen Story

A New Concert Series From Pianist Phil DeGreg

Sep 2, 2016

Local jazz pianist Phil DeGreg is organizing a series of seven intimate concerts featuring a wide range of themes from Brazilian music to The Beatles to the late Kenny Poole. 

Veteran jazz musician David Leibman will bring his saxophone and his group, Expressions, to Morehead State University on Monday, April 18.

Learn About Ohio-Born Jazz Musician Ted Lewis

Aug 21, 2015

Ted Lewis was an early 20th century jazz musician from Circleville, Ohio who spent much time performing in and around Cincinnati.  David Lewis has a conversation with Joseph Rubin who performs as and maintains a museum in honor of Ted Lewis.

Pianist and composer Dan Karlsberg just released his new album, The 'Nati 6, which features performances by local music greats Kim Pensyl, Art Gore, Jim Anderson, Brent Gallaher and Marc Fields.

A Profile Of Local Jazz Saxophone Player Brian Hogg

Jul 24, 2015

Stuart Holman has a profile of local jazz musician and NKU professor, Brian Hogg.

Prime Numbers is the debut jazz CD from local musician Brad Myers, and he’s with Ron Esposito to talk about the music and the quintet of musicians who play with him.

Acclaimed jazz singer Amy London stopped by our studio recently to talk with Lee Hay about her newest musical project, a CD called Bridges that features a variety of guest performers including local jazz pianist Steve Schmidt.

Ron Esposito talks with local jazz pianist Billy Larkin about an upcoming concert he’s producing at the New Thought Unity Center featuring musicians Jana Stanfield, Faith Rivera and Susan K. Riley.

Jazz musician Keigo Hirakawa joins our Ron Esposito to talk about his latest CD, And Then There Were Three, and their upcoming release party at Gilly’s in Dayton on April 12.

Frank Johnson sits down with local jazz great Ed Moss to talk about his club, Schwartz’s Point, and the new CD from Ed Moss & The Society Jazz Orchestra, Back to Be-Bop.

Phil DeGreg's concert tonight at CCM has been postponed (email from him a few minutes ago):

I am really sorry to have to make this notification and to intrude into your email inbox, but due to the fact that the University of Cincinnati has officially closed today through midnight because of inclement weather, my retirement celebration concert at Patricia Corbett Theatre this evening has been cancelled. I hope that I will have the opportunity to reschedule it some time, and certainly will send out word.   Thanks for your support.   Phil DeGreg

Phil DeGreg is an acclaimed local jazz pianist and professor at UC’s CCM. For his upcoming Faculty Artist Series concert, he will feature all music he has written, performed by him and a group of talented guest artists. He talks about this free, one-night only event (Tuesday, February 17) with our Robyn Carey-Allgeyer.

New CD is out from local jazz drummer Ron Enyard

Nov 7, 2014

Drummer Ron Enyard has been a fixture in the local jazz scene for many years, and has a regular gig at Om Eco Café in Clifton every Monday night. He’s with Frank Johnson to talk about his newly released CD called Live at Kaldi’s Again. This is a compilation of recordings with his trio and special guests from 1990’s at Main Street’s iconic coffee house.

Drummer Ron Enyard has been a fixture in the local jazz scene for many years, and has a regular gig at Om Eco Café in Clifton every Monday night. He’s with Frank Johnson to talk about a CD from a 1967 gig at the old Herbie’s (a club that was on the corner of Taft and Hackberry) with saxophonist Bobby Miller, pianist Sam Jackson, and bassist Burgoine Denny.

Mary Ellen Tanner

May 9, 2014

Lee Hay plays a song performed by Mary Ellen Tanner, longtime local jazz singer and former Bob Braun Show regular, who passed away last week.

Legendary Cincinnati musician Philip Paul has just released his self-produced CD, The Masquerade is Over - Live at the Cincinnatian Hotel, and he joins Lee Hay to talk about the members of his trio and his long career.

Joe Duran Nonet has new CD

Nov 22, 2013

Cincinnati jazz musician Joe Duran’s group, Nonet, has a new album available now for download and soon as a CD. It’s called Midwest Daydream and the group is composed of members of the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. He joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to discuss the group’s name and the help of Kim Pensyl from CCM in producing, engineering and performing.

David Lewis has a commentary about the late acclaimed jazz bandleader/composer/musician Earl Fuller, leader of Earl Fuller’s Famous Jazz Band, which recorded and performed in the early 20th century. Though born in Illinois, his family was predominantly based in Warren County and he is buried with other family members in Morrow, Ohio.