Performance Schedule

 "That's why they call it 'playing!' "

- Phil Sobel


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Harry James Orchestra

Cincinnati, OH

(details to follow)



Saturday, April 13, 2019

Miami University Steel Band

Hall Auditorium

300 W 12th Street

Oxford, OH 45056


Tickets are $7, $5 for students and seniors

Hal has been performing as Guest Artist for the Miami U Steel Band for over 20 years.  Directed by Chris Tanner, this band stays very busy rehearsing, performing, and recording.  They are always so fun to play with - this is a concert you don't want to miss!




Friday, April 19, 2019

Washington Platform

1000 Elm Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Mike Sharfe has put together a Quartet of premier musicians, and this room is one of the great places in Cininnati to hear live jazz.  The food is great too, so make an evening of it!



Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:30pm

Thursday, April 26, 2019 - 8:00pm

Thursday, April 27, 2019 - 8:00pm

Thursday, April 28, 2019 - 3:00pm

Columbus Jazz Orchestra

"Gospel & Soul Meet Rock & Roll"

Southern Theatre

21 E. Main Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Tickets $18 - $72

The Columbus Jazz Orchestra is one of the premier big bands in America, and Artistic Director Byron Stripling works with a team to create entertaining shows of very high musical value.  In other words, the band is highly accomplished, sounds great, and the shows are fun!  This one features Quan Howell and Shayna Steele in the season closer for the CJO.


Friday, May 3, 2019

Performance with Lee McKinney and John Eshelman

Emporium Wines

233 Xenia Ave

Yellow Springs, OH 45387

7:00pm - 11:00pm

This is always a fun hang - very eclectic shop with a great selection of wines, funky ambience, and of course great players.  John Eshelman brings a keyboard that sounds for all the world like the old B3 organ from the Jimmy Smith days.  Hope to see you there!





 June 9 - 14, 2019

Jazz Labs Dayton

University of Dayton - Raymond Fitz Hall

1529 Brown Street

Dayton, OH 45409

Founded in 1993 by Hal, this Jazz Camp is a virtual incubator for aspiring jazz musicians of junior high and high school ages.  Featuring a world class team of Teaching Artists, plus special Guest Artist Bria Skonberg, this promises to be a week of fun, learning, and some killer concerts.  

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