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Enjoy Jazz in the Park at Washington Park from May 6 through October 28. Enjoy Jazz at the Memo at Memorial Hall beginning in November.

The weekly jazz concerts at Jazz at the Memo and Jazz in the Park feature some of the finest musicians in Cincinnati’s thriving jazz scene. Local and regional jazz acts perform different styles of Jazz, such as traditional, swing, Latin, funk, fusion, soul, and more.

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jazz at the memo
Enjoy different styles of Jazz, such as traditional, swing, Latin, funk, fusion, soul, and more.

2024 Dates and Lineup for Jazz in the Park

Jazz at the Memo moves outside in May for Jazz in the Park at Washington Park every Monday at 6 p.m.

Mambo Combo

May 20 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Focusing on blending classic mambo, Latin jazz, and cha-cha, Mambo Combo creates a jazz experience for all to enjoy.

Ron Jones

June 3 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Ron Jones brings his muscular alto saxophone sound with his cast of accomplished musicians from around the region.

Kris Keith Quartet

June 10 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Kris Keith is a versatile jazz performer and Woodwind doubler.

Mike Wade Quintet

June 17 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Trumpeter Mike Wade is known for his vast array of genres, including Jazz, R&B, funk, classical, and more.

noisepolice

June 24 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Noisepolice is a musician who regularly plays retro video game favorites with other Cincinnati jazz musicians.

Daniel Bennett & the Dirty Shirlies

July 1 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Enjoy martini-sipping lounge jazz with Daniel Bennett & the Dirty Shirlies.

Mandy Gaines & Brad Meyers

July 8 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Mandy Gaines is a jazz vocalist emphasizing oral interpretation, jazz improvisation, and vocal technique. Brad Myers is a jazz musician who plays acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, and mandolin.

Phil DeGreg Trio

July 15 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Phil DeGreg is accomplished in various jazz styles, from traditional to bebop to Brazilian Jazz.

Dixie Karas Quartet

July 22 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Dixie Karas brings her powerhouse vocals to an evening of soothing melodies and fierce, soulful deliveries. Her commanding presence connects with listeners.

Camille Saba Smith

July 29 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Cleveland native Camille “Saba” Smith is a self-taught vocalist blessed with a five-octave range.

jazz at the memo
The weekly jazz concerts feature some of the finest of Cincinnati’s thriving jazz scene.

Tachoir Duo

August 5 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Experience a contemporary jazz duo featuring vibraphone and piano instruments.

Queen City Cabaret

August 12 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Queen City Cabaret is a musical duo featuring a pianist and vocalist bringing captivating vintage jazz and pop performances.

John Zappa’s “Now Hear This”

August 19 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
John Zappa is a jazz trumpeter. Now Hear This is his band, which features his original compositions and arrangements that explore world-beat rhythms in a contemporary jazz setting.

Ben Levin

August 26 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Ben Levin is a pianist/vocalist with a style where blues and jazz intersect.

Jazz Attack

September 9 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)

Sophia Troyer Duo

September 16 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Sophia Troyer is a vocalist and bassist from the School for Creative and Performing Arts.

April Aloisio Trio

September 23 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Vocalist April Aloisio offers soaring soprano sounds, performing Brazilian classics and traditional jazz standards.

Jordan Pollard Trio

September 30 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Enjoy an evening immersed in the soothing jazz melodies of Cincinnati pianist Jordan Pollard.

Al West, Jr. Quartet

October 7 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Al West Jr. is a vocalist with a silky voice and uplifting vibe, straddling the classic and contemporary jazz worlds.

Spherical Agenda

October 14 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Spherical Agenda is a jazz-rock fusion band consisting of a bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, and drummer. Its music features rhythmic explorations and soul-infused grooves.

Carlos Vargas Trio

October 21 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
See Carlos, the exceptional jazz guitarist. Enjoy many wise tunes, including some originals written and performed by Carlos.

Tough Friend

October 28 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Washington Park (OTR)
Tough Friend attempts to bridge the gap between classical chamber music and avant-garde jazz mixed with a rock band aesthetic.

2024-25 Dates and Lineup for Jazz at the Memo

Beginning in November, Jazz in the Park moves indoors across the street to Memorial Hall for Jazz at the Memo every Monday at 7 p.m. Check back for the lineup closer to November.

Venue Details

Parking

Near Washington Park and Memorial Hall, there is a 450-space underground garage, surface lots, and on-street parking. Use the Cincy EZ Park App to pay for parking as appropriate. Arrive using Cincinnati METRO.

Concessions

The Sherwin-Williams Porch will be open for Jazz at the Park and serve Coca-Cola products, wine, beer, hard seltzers, and specialty drinks.

Washington Park Rules

No outside alcohol is permitted in the park. Bags and coolers are subject to search. Those bringing in outside alcohol may be ticketed for open containers.

Weather Policy

Events are rain or shine; however, in the event of severe weather or heavy rain, an event may be canceled. All event cancellations will be posted on Facebook, usually approximately an hour before the start time, as the weather changes quickly.

Written by: Crystal Kendrick

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Written by Crystal Kendrick

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