The Harrison West Jazz Stage is a free fall jazz concert series held on Sunday afternoons, from 2:00-3:30 PM at the Harrison Park Gazebo, in Harrison West, Columbus Ohio. Co-run by Harrison West Arts and the Harrison West Society, it is entirely run by neighborhood volunteers. Every year we hold four concerts. It is our hope that the Harrison West Jazz Stage helps build awareness of Columbus’ local jazz talent, helps spread enthusiasm for Columbus arts through community, and enriches the neighborhood of Harrison West.
Jazz Stage 2022 Line-Up
Exciting news: We now have an official concert line up for this September!
Sunday September 4th, 2022 – Urban Jazz Coalition (FoxFire Tacos and J-Pops)
Sunday September 11th, 2022 – Colin Lazarski’s Nola Quintet (Ajumama and J-Pops)
Sunday September 18th, 2022 – James Gaiters Soul Revival (Ninja Bowl and J-Pops)
Sunday September 25th, 2022 – Tony Monaco (Fork in Nigeria and FREE J-Pops while supplies last)
Don’t Want to Wait Until September? Check Out our Recorded Concerts from 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020
1pm – 2pm ET
Dr. E aka “The Inspirational Soul Queen” is a soulful recording and performance artist. A multi-dimensional performer in the spirit of Maya Angelou, Dr. E is OSU professor, songstress, songwriter, actress, author, activist, speaker, and survivor. As a recording artist, Dr. E has two solo album projects to her credit–“Elevated,” her first full length CD effort, was nominated for a Soultracks.com best new artist award in 2010 and its follow-up, Songs for the Struggle, was named one of The Soul Show’s (WYEP-FM Pittsburgh) top 10 albums of 2017. The Twin Cities Arts Reader declared her one-woman show based on her memoir, PHD (Po H# on Dope) to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life (2013), a Critic’s Pick of the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Dr. E’s live show mirrors her experiences from an R&B and Funk perspective featuring the music of artists such as Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Phyllis Hyman, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill. Also featured in Dr. E’s show are original pieces that serve as a narrative to the struggles and triumphs of women of color. Recent performances in the midst of the pandemic have included performing for elderly and quarantining residents via Curbside Concerts, Columbus Arts Fest In Place online, as well as the Wex[EP] virtual concert series for experimental and original music, produced by the Wexner Center for the Arts. Dr. E is accompanied by musical director Chris Brown (keys), Troy Jones (drums), and R&B Hall of Famer Melvin Stewart (bass). You can learn more about Dr. E’s music and advocacy at her website: https://giveusfreerecords.com/.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
1pm – 2pm ET
To hear Jen Miller sing is to believe again in the redemptive power of human song. Evocative yet subtle, sultry yet smooth, Miller brings a wealth of experience and breadth of knowledge to every stage she steps on. Armed with a classical music degree from Capital University and an array of performing experiences, Miller brings fire to any room and light to any soul. Jen studied in college with jazz greats like Vaughn Weister, Stan Smith and Joe Hunter, but it’s the smoky dive bars and jazz clubs where she got her real education. Jen is accompanied by Matt Paetsch, Nathan Anders, Brett Burleson, and Nathan Parker. You can learn more about Jen’s work at https://jenmillersings.net/.