Jazz Spotlight: Bill Burns + Upcoming Local Jazz Jan 30 – Feb 12

Happy January 30th; Jazz trumpeter David Roy Eldridge was born on this day in 1911, Eldridge joined Gene Krupa’s Orchestra, and was successfully featured with rookie singer Anita O’Day. (read more here)

Bill BurnsWho is Bill Burns?

William (Bill) Burns is a Jazz Educator and Performer from Centerville Ohio: He is a music educator for the Centerville City Schools and president of the Jazz Education Connection of Ohio,  a freelance saxophonist and recording artist.

Bill is an active educator and performer across southwest Ohio and teaches elementary general music and Jazz Ensemble in Centerville City Schools. He holds a B.A. in Music Education from the University of Dayton and Masters in Saxophone from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Bill is an in-demand clinician across southwest Ohio and has been invited to present at the national Jazz Education Convention and the Ohio Music Education Association conventions. He also maintains a busy performance schedule. Bill has recorded with numerous groups including the CCM Jazz Ensemble, The Dayton Jazz Orchestra, and the Bill Burns Quartet. Bill’s music is available at CDBaby.com.

Starting this Wednesday, Bill Burns and Chris Berg are teaching a jazz improvisation class at McCutcheon Music on Marco Lane in Centerville. I understand space is still available and more information is available here. Interested students can email bill at billburnsohio@gmail.com.

Some other upcoming Bill Burns events: - Jazz Jam at Jimmie’s Ladder 11 on Brown St. Saturday, February 10th, 3 to 6pm – Centerville Jazz Ensembles concert on Tuesday, February 26th, 7:30pm at Centerville Performing Arts Center (all three Centerville Jazz Ensembles) – JazzCakes on Saturday, March 23rd, 8am to 1pm at Centerville High School Aux. Gym (all 3 middle school jazz ensembles and HS jazzensembles) – Centerville High School Jazz Night at the Dayton Art Institute on Thursday, May 9th from 5:30 to 8:30pm.

Jazz Calendar

Here are some (not all) of the upcoming jazz events for the next couple of weeks:

Tonight Wednesday, January 30 - Jazz Central presents Blue Wednesday with Jack & Joe Waters and an the Tuxedo Junction Big Band is at the Dayton Event Connection.

Thursday January 31 – The Rusty Burge/Chris Barrick Two Vibraphone Quartet is at the Blue Wisp  in Cincinnati and Tony Monaco is at Giammarco’s Pizza in Columbus.

Friday February 1 – Art Gore & Special Guests JD Allen, Dan Karlsberg, & Eddie Brookshire is the  Thompson House in Newport, Ky - the Venue Lounge has Khasmir Jazz Trio in Columbus.

Saturday February 2 – the C’est Tout Bistro in Oakwood presents James & Moore and Andrew Waters – Smooth Jazz is at Eastern Palace Restaurant in Columbus.

Sunday February 3 – A live Jazz Party produced by Gene Walker is at Hunan Gourmet Restaurant in Whitehall, OH and the Jazz Jam Session w/ Kenny Baccus continues at Jazz Central.

Monday February 4 – Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra is at the Clintonville Woman’s Club in Columbus and a Jazz Jam hosted by Sandy Suskind Quartet is at the Wisp in Cincinnati.

Tuesday February 5 – Arnold’s Bar & Grill presents Cincy Blues Society – Bluesday Tuesdays and Ed Moss & the Society Jazz Orchestra ia at Schwartz Point in Cincinnati.

Wednesday February 6 – Swing Dance with Lizz & Rex Review is at the Dayton Event Connection and Rich Lopez ia at Rigsby’s inColumbus.

Thursday February 7 – Dottie Warner and Ricky Nye are at Arnold’s Bar & Grill in Cincinnati and the Rick Brunetto Big Band is at the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant in Columbus and Dave Powers is at Amano’s Sports Bar in Worthington, OH.

Friday February 8 – Shawn Stanley Trio is at Carvers Steaks & Chops in Centerville, OH and Mike Wade and The Ambassadors are the Thompson House in Newport, Ky.

Saturday February 9 - A Mardi Gras Celebration to benefit The Human Race Theatre Company is at Temple Beth Or in Dayton and Gilly’s presents Touch in Dayton.

Sunday February 10 – Dayton Blues Society present Uptown Blues Players at Jazz Central and  Patrick Kelly’s PsychoAcoustic Orchestra plays the Blue Wisp in Cincinnati.

Monday February 11 - the John Taylor Trio is at the Brio Tuscan Grille in Beavercreek and Mark Flugge, Derek Dicenzo & Jimmy Castoe is at Due Amici in Columbus.

Tuesday February 12 – Ron Purdon Orchestra Plays for Dancing at the Blue Wisp in Cincinnati and the Part St. Tavern Jazz Jam is going on in Columbus.

More info and jazz listings can be found at JazzAdvocate.com

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