As a rule, I don’t dwell on past jazz performances but sometimes they’re so good you want to let your readers know what they missed in hopes some small spark of memory may entice them to come to see the artists who performed on a particular occasion the next time they’re available. So to all the fans that missed this great show remember the artist names for future events.
What a night; the place was packed and the joint was jumppin! This was another outstanding show at Jazz Central showcasing the Mighty Hammond Organ. In this case three organs manned by three of the best in the business – Tony Monaco, Lincoln Berry and John Slate accompanied by Rob Pad dock on drums and Cameron Voorhees on guitar. That’s right folks; just five players on stage and the walls were vibrating like they couldn’t hold anymore sound! Last night wasn’t a show; it was an experience of what Jazz is
supposed to be in what a Jazz Club is supposed to be.
The show started with a set of all players on the stage trading fours, switched over to a set for each organ player accompanied by drums and guitar and then back to all five players for the finale. The final song Back to the Chicken Shack by Jimmie Smith was the longtime favorite of Miss Freddie, who managed the club for many years before her passing. At Jazz Central, because of its longevity, you can feel the spirit of many people and their associated music living on.
There is no way to give justice to what came off at this event with words; you just had to be there. In addition to their weekly Sunday Night Jazz Jam events, Jazz Central offers many special jazz events in the $5 to $10 range, which can’t be beat for entertainment value. Man, it’s great in Dayton!
Here are some (not all) of the upcoming jazz events for the next couple of weeks:
Today Wednesday, July 31 – Tuxedo Junction Big Band is at The Dayton Event Connection in Dayton and NYOH’S Buckeye Bar & Grill has Swing Dancing & Music in Columbus.
Thursday August 1 – The Jazz Central Big Band is holding Jazz Ed night calling students up to sit in and play with their awesome professionals at Jazz Central in Dayton.
Friday August 2 – The Shawn Stanley Trio is at Carvers Steaks & Chops in Centerville and the John Von Ohlen Trio at Dee Felice in Covington, KY.
Saturday August 3 – The Eddie Brookshire Quintet is at the DeLish Café in Dayton and James & Moore will be at the C’est Tout Bistro in Oakwood.
Sunday August 4 – There will be a new Sunday Night Jam w/ Deron Bell at the top of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dayton.
Monday August 5 – 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 August 6 – Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers holds fort at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 in Dayton and the Part St. Tavern Jazz Jam continues in Columbus.
Wednesday August 7 – The Blue Wisp Big Band continues their long running series at the Wisp in Cincinnati and Rich Lopez is at Rigsby’s in Columbus.
Thursday August 8 – The Dayton Art Institute will offer the Generations Big Band for your pleasure in Dayton and the Glen Miller Band is at Coney Island’s Moonlight Pavilion in Cincinnati.
Friday August 9 – Elizabeth Hayes is at Jack Binion’s Steak at the Horseshoe Casino and a Friday Night Jazz Show is at Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant both in Cincinnati.
Saturday August 10 – The Eddie Brookshire Quintet is at the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering for the Festival of the Vine and the Bobby Floyd Trio is at Boudin’s Bistro in Columbus.
Sunday August 11 – Dayton’s longest running Jazz Jam Session with Kenny Baccus and John Hampton Wagner continues every Sunday at Jazz Central in Dayton.
Monday August 12 – Local jazz artists who performed with Rick Evans will be hosting a Celebration of Life Memorial at Jazz Central in Dayton.
Tuesday August 13 – Jazz Cab is at the Greenwich in Cincinnati and Tony Monaco is at the Rumba Café in Columbus.
More info and jazz listings can be found at JazzAdvocate.com