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Don’t miss out on the jazz scene with these Cincinnati jazz venues and concerts!

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Since the 1900s, jazz music has had a very influential impact on Cincinnati. In the 1920’s, Gennett Studios attracted big name musicians like Louis Armstrong to record, and African American jazz bands such as Zack Whyte’s Chocolate Beau Brummels originated right here in Cincinnati. Jazz became a crucial part of the Cincinnati club scene in the 1950s and has maintained popularity through time.

Every year, Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame (CJHOF) honors nationally recognized musicians who are Cincinnati natives. The CJHOF preserves jazz, not only through its annual recognition celebration of inductees, but also through scholarships and programs such as master classes. For more information about their scholarships and classes, call 513-207-0476.

Cincinnati is the proud home to a plethora of jazz venues and concerts, of which we have listed below. Frequent these venues as much as you’d like, and be sure to add these concerts to your calendar.

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Upcoming Events:

New Vital Organ Trio
The Greenwich
February 15
8:00 p.m.
Admission: $5
Artists: Gary McCauley, Alan Topolski, John Slate

Brandon Meeks
The Greenwich
February 16
9:30 p.m.
Admission: $10
Artists: Rob Dixon, Richard Sleepy Floyd

Alex Bugnon Jazz Concert
Live! At Ludlow Garage
February 17
8:30 p.m.
Admission: $35 – $65

Pat Kelly & the PsychoAcoustic Orchestra
The Greenwich
February 18
7:30 p.m.
Admission: $12 General/$6 Students

CCM Jazz “Combo Madness”
The Greenwich
February 20
7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free

Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra
The Redmoor
February 22
7:00 p.m.
Admission: $20 Adults/$10 Student
Artist: Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra presents The Dizzy Gillespie

Sonny Moorman & Final Friday Blues
The Greenwich
February 23
8:00 p.m.
Admission: $5

B.J. Jansen’s Common Ground

The Greenwich
February 24
8:00 p.m.
Admission: $50 Cash door/$40 VIP/$30 General/$15 Student
Artists: B.J. Jansen, Delfeayo Marsalis, Duane Eubanks, Marcus Persiani, Eddie Brookshire, Art Gore

Brian Culbertson Jazz Concert

Taft Theatre
April 12, 2018
8:00 p.m.
Admission: $29.50 – $49.50

Nick Colionne
Live! At Ludlow Garage
April 21
8:30 p.m.
Admission: $17-65

Trombone Shorty Voodoo Threauxdown
PNC Pavillion
August 25
7 p.m.
Admission: TBA
Artist: Orleans Avenue, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band

Local Jazz Venues:

Dee Felice Café
Every Thursday – Sunday
Check listings for times
Admission: Free
Artist: Phil DeGreg Trio, The Lee Stolar Trio, The John Von Ohlen Trio and other guests.

1136 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Live at the Ludlow Garage
342 Ludlow Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Memorial Hall
Every Monday
1225 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Revel Urban Winery
Every other Wednesday
111 E 12th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Greenwich
2442 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45206

The Redmoor
3187 Linwood Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208

The Symphony Hotel and Restaurant
210 W. 14th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Every Thursday – Saturday

Washington Platform
1000 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Jazz music is among America’s greatest cultural achievements and exports to the world community, and it unites people across the divides of race, region and national boundaries. You can also follow the
Cincinnati Jazz Community on Facebook, Look up jazz events near you with All About Jazz, or visit Women of Jazz, Blues and R&B Singers of Cincinnati to find out about new artist emerging.  

If there are any upcoming Cincinnati jazz events we have missed, please submit them to The Voice of Black Cincinnati calendar.

The Voice of Black Cincinnati is a media company designed to educate, recognize and create opportunities for African Americans in the region. Visit our homepage, explore other articles, subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook for local news, events, job postings, scholarships and a database of local Black-owned businesses.


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