As a rule, I try to cover the local Jazz scene in the Dayton, Cincinnati area but this article is another one of my deviations because of an upcoming Jazz event too significant to ignore. G.A.B. Productions is presenting their second Summer Breeze Jazz Tour concert featuring Joe Sample, Peter White and Alex Bugnon at the Schuster Center on Friday, June 28 at 7:30pm. Their first presentation was on April 28 at the Schuster featuring Will Downing, Gerald Albright and Pieces of a Dream and was sold out. It’s my understanding that G.A.B. is working on their next production for sometime next September.
Joseph Leslie “Joe” Sample (born February 1, 1939) is an American pianist, keyboard player and is one of the foremost composers and artists in the country. He is one of the founding members of the legendary “Jazz Crusaders,” the band which became simply “The Crusaders” in 1971, and remained a part of the group until its final album in 1991 – Peter White and Alex Bugnon are well known in our area and are national contemporary Jazz artists who have performed individually and with some of the world’s Jazz Greats.
This G.A.B Production is in conjunction with the Victoria Theatre Association and tickets can be purchased at ticketcenterstage.com or at their box office, which you can call at (937) 228-3630 for additional information.
We in Dayton are so fortunate to have a venue like the Schuster Center and we in the local Jazz community are equally fortunate to have shows of this caliber come to Dayton. Having said that, I would like to emphasize the fact of the many World Class Jazz Artists right here at home and stress they deserve our support as well. Good jazz is all around us and you can certainly find if you look!
Here are some (not all) of the upcoming jazz events for the next couple of weeks:
Today Wednesday, June 19 – The Eleven piece Different Hats Band is at The Dayton Event Connection – great music and dance floor and the attendance continues to build in Dayton.
Thursday June 20 – The Generations Big Band is at Jazz Central in Dayton and Lee Stolar Trio is at Dee Felice in Covington, KY.
Friday June 21 – There’s a Friday Night Jazz Show at the Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant in Cincinnati and The Shawn Stanley Trio performs every Friday at Carvers Steaks & Chops in Centerville, Ohio.
Saturday June 22 – Jack Hart and Michael Kotur are going to heat up Jazz Central with a special night on the B3 organ and guitar and Stanley Gorden is at the Blue Wisp in Cincinnati.
Sunday June 23 – The Jazz Jam Session w/ Kenny Baccus and John Hampton Wagner continues at Jazz Central in Dayton.
Sunday, June 23 –
Monday June 24 – The John Taylor Trio is at Brio Tuscan Grille in Beavercreek and Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra is at the Clintonville Woman’s Club in Columbus.
Tuesday June 25 – Ed Moss & the Society Jazz Orchestra is at Schwartz Point Jazz Club in Cincinnati and the Part St. Tavern Jazz Jam is going on in Columbus.
Wednesday June 26 –The Blue Wisp Big Band is at the Blue Wisp and Todd Hepburn is at Arnold’s Bar & Grill in Cincinnati.
Thursday June 27 – The 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant presents the Rick Brunetto Big Band in Columbus.
Friday June 28 – Joe Sample, Peter White and Alex Bugnon are at the Schuster Center and Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers are at Jay’s Seafood Restaurant in Dayton.
Saturday June 29 – James & Moore are at the C’est Tout Bistro in Oakwood, OH and the John Von Ohlen Trio is at Dee Felice in Covington, KY.
OH.Sunday June 30 – Dayton’s longest running Jazz Jam Session w/ Kenny Baccus and John Hampton Wagner continues at Jazz Central in Dayton.
Monday July 1 – Mark Flugge, Derek Dicenzo & Jimmy Castoe are at Due Amici and Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra is at the Clintonville Woman’s Club in Columbus.
Tuesday July 2 – Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers is at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 in Dayton every first Tuesday.
More info and jazz listings can be found at JazzAdvocate.com