Coming Up in Local Jazz – September 12 through September 25
Happy September 12th; the jazz saxophonist Scott Hamilton was born on this day in 1954.
Ron Jones, leader of the Ron Jones Quartet, graduated Cum Laude in 1980 from Florida A & M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Jones was a member of the world famous FAMU Marching 100 and Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity. Along with teaching 50 private saxophone students per week, Jones and his quartet are in high demand to perform many events in Louisville as well as the surrounding Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, and Illinois area.
Jones is very involved in the world of jazz education. For 10 years Jones taught at the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Camps, as well as other camps and Festivals in Ohio and Indiana. He has given jazz improvisation workshops and has been a guest soloist at Ohio State University, Austin Peay State University, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Indiana State University, Bradley University, Ball State University, Purdue University, The University of Dayton, St. Louis University, Central Michigan University, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, The University of Kentucky, The University of Evansville, Eastern Kentucky University, Jefferson Community College, and many others.
Jazz Advocate with help from WDPS Radio, Park-N-Go Airport Parking, Kroger, Jazz Central and the Dayton Pizza Factory will produce their sixth benefit concert for the Gabriel Foundation to attain funds for musical instruments for area youth. On Saturday, September 22nd the Ron Jones Quartet from Louisville will perform from 8pm to midnight at Jazz Central 2931 E, 3rd St. in Dayton, Ohio. Tickets, some of which will be given away on WDPS 89.5-FM Radio, are $7.50 advanced and $10 at the door. There will be door prizes and pizza during the event, so come out, be entertained and help us in this worthy cause! Find more details at:
Here are some (not all) of the upcoming jazz events for the next couple of weeks:
Tonight Wednesday, September 12 – Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers is at Neil’s Heritage House in Dayton and the Blue Wisp will feature their Big Band in Cincinnati.
Thursday September 13 – the Retrospect Jazz Quartet featuring Elisabeth Hayes is at Jazz Central in Dayton and Greg Abate with Lee McKinney Trio is at Spinoza’s in Beavercreek.
Friday September 14 – Dayton’s Fall edition of Urban Nights takes place all over downtown and in the Wright-Dunbar neighborhood while the Shawn Stanley Trio plays at Carvers in Centerville.
Saturday September 15 – the Main Downtown Library will present Mike Wade & BOSEDE as part of their Jazz of the Month Club and the NEW Ed Moss Trio is at Schwartz’s Point both in Cincinnati.
Sunday September 16 – Phil DeGreg Trio performs at Dee Felice in Covington, KY and Jazz Central’s Jazz Jam continues in Dayton.
Monday September 17 – the John Taylor Trio is at the Brio Tuscan Grille in Beavercreek and Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra is at Clintonville Woman’s Club in Columbus.
Tuesday September 18 – the Derek DiCenzo Trio is at Local Roots in Powell, OH and the Tony Monaco Trio is at the Rumba Café in Columbus.
Wednesday September 19 – Backstage at the Lincoln Theatre host the Bobby Floyd Trio in Columbus and a 11 piece “Pocket Big Band” will play the Dayton Event Connection.
Thursday September 20 – the Generations Big Band returns to Jazz Central in Dayton and the Lisa Biales Trio is at the Midland Theater in Newark, OH.
Friday September 21 – Doc Broadnax and the Thompson House in Newport presents the Bobby Broom Trio in Newport, Ky, and Trio Pi Plus One will be at Washington Patform Saloon & Restaurant in Cincinnati.
Saturday September 22 – the Ron Jones Quartet plays a benefit concert at Jazz Central for the Gabriel Foundation and the Mark Flugge Trio plays the The Worthington Inn in Worthington.
Sunday September 23 – Branford Marsalis performs at the Schuster Center in Dayton and Chip Stephens/Glenn Wilson Quartet is at Nighttown in Cleveland Heights, OH.
Monday September 24 – John Scofield w/Steve Swallow & Bill Stewart will be at the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis.
Tuesday September 25 – the Tony Monaco Trio is at the Rumba Café and the great jazz jam at the Park Street Tavern continues in Columbus.
More info and jazz listings can be found at JazzAdvocate.com