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Fresh Music From The Voyager Jazz Ensemble

May 22, 2020
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A collaboration of local jazz players known as The Voyager Jazz Ensemble was able to finish up their first recording just before the pandemic lockdown. Elaine Diehl talks with the entire ensemble and plays a piece from the CD called Rites of Passage

The Joint's Still Jumpin'

Apr 1, 2020

Thursday, April 16 at 8 p.m.

In celebration of Public Radio Music Day, Brian O’Donnell presents jazz music from the Joint’s Still Jumpin’ CD, and shares stories about the local musicians who generously donated their performances in support of Cincinnati Public Radio.

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Cincinnati native and acclaimed jazz pianist Fred Hersch has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition for Begin Again from his album of the same name. He's on the phone with our Ron Esposito to talk about this album and being nominated (again) for a Grammy.

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Jazz legend Bobby Broom joins our contributor Yemi Oyediran for a conversation about his life, career, and some of the musicians who made an impact including Sonny Rollins, Stanley Turrentine, Patrice Rushen and others. He'll be with his trio in concert on Thursday, October 24 at Caffe Vivace in Walnut Hills.

Elementary Students Bop Together In New Jazz Program

Oct 4, 2019
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"A one, a two; a one, two; a one, two, three and…"

A drummer starts pumping out a solo.

Twenty-eight Cincinnati Public School students are getting a new opportunity to learn and play music.

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He's widely regarded as one of the premier jazz bass players and David Friesen will be bringing his quartet to The Greenwich in Walnut Hills on July 5. He joins Ron Esposito on the phone to talk about his career, some of his recordings, and the players joining him at this gig.

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Richmond, Indiana native Jeff Hamilton is one of the most respected and sought-after drummers in jazz today. He's on the phone with Yemi Oyediran to talk about his June 26 appearance at Walnut Hills' Caffe Vivace with the legendary Blue Wisp Big Band.

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You can catch great live jazz music at the Lane Library in Hamilton on six Tuesdays at noon this summer. Brian O'Donnell has details on the performers and dates.

A new film about Cincinnati's legendary jazz sax man, Jimmy McGary, will be shown at Walnut Hills' Caffe Vivace on April 25, as well as at the New York Jazz Festival

Sherrie Maricle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra will be performing at Walnut Hills High School on Friday, April 13 as part of the inaugural We Create Jazz Festival.

A New CD From Local Pianist Andrew Haug And His Trio

Mar 29, 2019

Jazz pianist Andrew Haug and his trio from Cincinnati have recently released a new, improvisational CD called On a Limb

The Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame is preparing to induct its fifth class of local musicians on Sunday, March 31 at Mount St. Joseph University

The Greenwich in Walnut Hills presents a variety of musical performances, but jazz is their bread and butter. 

The music continues in Walnut Hills at one of the area's newest jazz venues, Caffe Vivace.

Local jazz bassist Mike Sharfe has assembled a new quartet called Retro Nouveau and they are releasing their first CD, Live at the Greenwich, on December 21. 

Coming To Town Next Year: A Women's Jazz Festival

Dec 7, 2018

Plans are in the works for Cincinnati's first We Create Jazz - A Jazz Festival For, By and About Women in April 2019. 

Coffee And Jazz Under One Roof In Walnut Hills

Nov 16, 2018

Opened earlier this year, Caffe Vivace in Walnut Hills has two distinct personalities, depending on the time of day. 

The Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame will host a fundraising concert on November 14 to support their educational programs. 

Polina Bespalko from the Xavier University Jazz Series previews their upcoming concerts, including the November 16 appearance by drummer Mark Guiliana who appeared on the last David Bowie album. 

Cleveland-born and former UC student Vanessa Rubin is one of the most acclaimed jazz vocalists performing today. 

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