On this day, we were treated to Bobby Floyd on the B3 organ, Chad Ebey on sax, Derek Dicenzo on guitar, and Mary McClendon singing.
Children as young as one year-old and up (like Cordi) just have a ball. Parents or grandparents who bring them, are mostly all jazz lovers themselves. They feel gratified seeing their kids having such fun, knowing that they'll grow up jazz enthusiasts. The artform will stay alive as it passes on to new generations.
At the end of the concert, Bobby Floyd, surrounded by eager teen volunteers jazz students who all play an instrument, gives an impromptu demonstartion and workshop on the Hammond B3 organ. Bobby is Columbus' best known keyboard artist and he can wail on that organ.
Chad Ebey blows his horn and Derek DiCenzo strums matching licks on his guitar.
Cordi is inspired to beat the drum.
Becky encourages the kids to let loose and feel the joy of jazz.
Grampa feeds Cordi a pb and j sandwich. We have so much fun together!
See ya at the next PB&J on Saturday April 1.
Find ot what else is happening at the music hall:
JAZZ at COLUMBUS MUSIC HALL
734 Oak Street 464-0044
One block southeast of Broad & I-71
...an intimate jazz venue featuring local, regional,
and national musicians...
Friday, March 17, 9:00pm, $10, $5 students, Meilana
& Pals, In from NYC - Meilana Gillard, saxophone,
with Jason Branscom, trombone, Derek DiCenzo,
guitar/piano, Rob Smoots, guitar, Larry Cook, bass,
Shane Willis, drums.
Friday, March 24, 10:00pm $7, $5 students, Bryan
Olsheski, tenor sax, with the Mark Flugge Trio. Sean
Ferguson trio opening at 9:00pm
Saturday, March 25, Matt Adams Quartet.
Wednesday, March 29, 7:00, $5, Teen Jazz
Friday, March 31, 8:30pm, $10, $5 students, Wess
"warmdaddy" Anderson with the Pete Mills Quartet.
Wess has played with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
for 18 years and is currently teaching at Michigan
State University. He has been the special guest
artist with the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra on the
last 2 summer tours of Europe.
Don't miss this "Warmdaddy" visit to Columbus Music
Saturday, April 1, 11:00 am. The third PBJ & Jazz for
Kids and Families with the Derek DiCenzo Quartet.
Kids get PBJ sandwiches, juice and a cookie. Coffee
for parents (and grandparents). It is $5 at the door
with a ceiling of $20 per family.
Saturday, April 1, 800pm, $5, Jazz Poetry Slam
Wednesday, April 5, 8:30pm $7, Bobby Floyd B3 Trio
Thursday, April 6, 8:00pm $5, Writer's Block Poetry
Friday, April 7, New Basics Brass Band Teen Night for
high school kids 18 and younger.
Saturday, April 8, Fred Hamilton, guitar with the
Capital Faculty Jazz Ensemble, 2 shows - 8:00 & 10:30,
$10, $5 students
Thursday, April 13, 8:00pm $10, $5 students, Greg
Friday, April 14, 8:00, Todd Stoll Septet
Coming April 22 - 2 shows - Terry Waldo's Gutbucket
Syncopators, traditional jazz, at 8:00 pm with a PBJ &
Jazz for Kids & Families concert at 5:00pm
And, of course,
Every Monday -Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra,
Every Tuesday - Yumbambé Latin Salsa Jazz, 8:30, $7
1st Wednesdays - Bobby Floyd B3 Trio
2nd Wednesdays - Larry Cook Trio with college combos
as guests followed by a jam session,
7:30pm, $5, $3 students
Check www.columbusmusichall.com for updates and more
information about artists!