Piano Summit 2023

Piano Summit, 2023

Piano Summit, 2023: Jane Reynolds, Matt Blair, Paul Hastil, David Stoler — North Street Cabaret — Saturday, January 28, 2023 — 8PM

By Michael Brenneis

Interview date: 01/12/2023

Zakk Jones

Zakk Jones

Zakk Jones Trio  — Audio for the Arts — Friday, January 20, 2023 — 8PM

By Michael Brenneis

Interview date: 01/10/2023

Zakk Jones is a guitarist who thrives on variety as evidenced by the range of groups he plays with and the repertoire he plays with his own trio. He’s also someone who believes in giving back, which he does through teaching at a couple of Ohio colleges, through an online presence focused on education, and on his own guitar-oriented podcast “Beyond the Frets.”

Chad and Bram

Chad McCullough and Bram Weijters

Chad McCullough-Bram Weijters quintet — North Street Cabaret — Saturday, January 14, 2023 — 8PM

By Michael Brenneis

Interview date: 12/30/2022

Trumpeter Chad McCullough began a fruitful collaboration with Belgian pianist Bram W. in 2009 while both were attending the acclaimed Banff Jazz Workshop. Fourteen years later, with a half dozen quartet and duo recordings behind them, this ambitious duo will assemble a cast of exceptional regional players for a live recording–right here in our fair city.


Rempis, Johnson, Heinemann, Cunningham

Rempis, Johnson, Heinemann, Cunningham— The Bur Oak — Friday, January 13, 2023 — 8PM

By Michael Brenneis

Interview date: 01/03/2023

The tireless and adventurous improviser Dave Rempis has once again assembled a heavyweight cast to probe the reaches of collective improvisation. Joined on this outing by world-class trumpeter Russ Johnson, celebrated catalyst Jeremy Cunningham, and home-town hero Jakob Heinemann, the field of play is wide open.