jazz

The Blue Wisp Big Band plays every Wednesday in Japp's Annex ( in Over the Rhine) from 8:30 - 11:30.  There is a $5 cover and the doors open at 7:30.

Friday, 8/29:

* Phil DeGreg/Lou Lausche/Brent Gallaher at the Radisson 360 in Covington - 7-11pm

*Mike Wade Quintet at Washington Platform - 9 to midnight - 1000 Elm St in downtown Cincinnati.

* Lynne Scott will be singing at the beautiful Palm Court in the Cincinnati Netherland Hotel on Friday, August 29 with the Jim Hart Trio from 9pm-1am.

Saturday, 8/30:  Art Gore Quartet - 9 to midnight - Washington Platform in downtown Cincinnati.

Stan Hertzman's new Silk n' Suede cd

Aug 22, 2014

This is What Love Looks Like is the new CD from local jazz duo Silk n’ Suede, and Stan Hertzmann and Nancy Egan are in the studio to talk about it with Ron Esposito.

The Faux Frenchmen have a couple of upcoming jazz concerts:

  1. Thurs, 8/21 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Loveland Summer Concert Series.
  2. Friday, Aug 22 from 6-9pm at Vine and Dine @Art Of Entertaining, O'Bryonville.
  3. You can also catch them every Wednesday evening at LaPoste, Telford Avenue in Clifton, from 7:30-10pm.

Chris Comer, jazz pianist and leader of The Chris Comer Trio, has reformed and revamped the lineup for the new JAZZ EXPLOSION. The Chris Comer Jazz Explosion performs at MOTR Pub on Sunday August 17 at 7:00pm. No opening act. Named in tribute of great traditional ensembles like The Jazz Messengers, The Jazz Crusaders and The Jazz Passengers, the all-new JAZZ EXPLOSION adds a funk, rock, avant-experimental art-damage element to improvisational music and promises to sound nothing like traditional jazz.

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.

A Celebration of John Von Ohlen

Jun 30, 2014
WVXU-FM

Recorded March 2, 2009

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.

Jazz singer Lynne Scott out with new CD

Jun 20, 2014

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.

Faux Frenchmen concerts

Mar 30, 2014

George Cunningham from the Faux Frenchmen sent me this email with their upcoming concert schedule:

According to today's New York Times website, Belgian jazz musician Toots Thielemans has decided to retire at the age of 91.  Famous for his harmonica, he decided to leave the stage because he "considers his energy too limited for a full concert."  But what a legacy he's retiring with....

Tonight's show features some classic musicians from the swing era like Frank Sinatra, Artie Shaw and Count Basie...plus female vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Linda Ronstadt, and Billie Holiday.

Chris Comer Trio concerts

Feb 3, 2014

Email from Chris Comer 2/2/14:

If you are missing the hip jazz nights at Chez Nora we used to play, there's this cozy hip spot in Northside on Hamilton Ave. called The LISTING LOON. It's in a space that used to be a tango dance studio next to the bike shop SPUN BICYCLES. The address is 4124 Hamilton Ave. They have a nice piano at The Listing Loon as well as all kinds of unique beers and a full bar. I'm playing piano there this Wednesday at 8pm with Bryan Berwanger on bass & Brendan Blumer on drums.

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