This Monday Night, April
23rd - Our Guest Performer will be another local vocalist
sensation - Dick
Up On Deck
April 30th (7:30
pm) - Our Guest Performer(s) will be the Columbus Academy Band
under the direction of Jessica Sneeringer.
Special Fundraiser Concert
John Von Ohlen Birthday Celebrationwith Jeff
Hamilton, Jim Rupp & The Flying Circus
Monday, April 30th (7:30 & 9:30 pm – 2 sets)
The Greenwich, 2442 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH
John Von Ohlen
is a world class drummer from Cincinnati that has been a good friend of
and featured with Ray Eubanks Jazz Arts Group over 20 times, and Vaughn
Wiesters Famous Jazz Orchestra several times - both primarily when
those bands were "playing tribute" to the late Stan
Kenton. John was
on the road and recorded with Stan's band from '70 to '72 and was intimate
with his music. Prior to that John played with Woody
'67 - '69. Von Ohlen also backed up Rosemary
times when she sang in Columbus - mostly with Eubanks Jazz Arts Group.
There is a book out entitled "It's Gotta Swing - The John Von
Ohlen Story" by Jim Nunn that makes interesting reading of
John's career. In short, John is a Cincinnati musical legend.
Well, the last six months or so John has been in the
hospital several times with kidney related issues - most recently the
threat of being put on dialysis. This has left him in financial turmoil.
His current band mates in The Flying Circus are putting together a
fund raiser Birthday Celebration for John on April 30th (above). (purchase
tickets &/or donate)
Unfortunately for us Famous Jazz Orchestra fans,
this compassionate benefit concert is on a MONDAY which makes it difficult
to attend both events. So, those of you that are big John Von Ohlen
fans, or those that would still like to help out a world class musician in
time of need – please consider making a donation on the "link"
above, or by a healthy check made out to "John Von Ohlen"
and mail it to Ray Eubanks, 403 Hickory Lane, Westerville, OH 43081. Your
generosity will be greatly needed and appreciated.
You Can Use
- 734 E Long St, Columbus, OH
|Thursdays - April 26th (6:30 pm)
Fest - Famous Jazz Recordings - The last of
by our fearless FJO leader and educator, Vaughn Wiester.
He will be sharing music and history of samples of his "famous"
extensive jazz record collection. FREE!! (more
is Big Month of Jazz at Capital - (thanks to jazzcolumbus.com)
of Wisdom From Vaughn
"Don't take no wooden nickels."
Web/Promotion Committee - for Vaughn Wiester