The listings below are to inform our members and readers where local and regional bands are playing regular gigs, within reasonable travel distance of Central Ohio (Cleveland, Dayton, Cincinnati, Toledo, and of course, environs of Columbus). For national and international listings (as well as Ohio) check the American Rag. If planning to attend any of the performances listed below, we recommend checking in advance via the phone numbers listed below, for any changes in schedule.
The Florentine Restaurant, 907 W. Broad St. Columbus, OH: The North Side Jazz Band, 4th Tuesday of the month (call 228-2262 to check), 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Reservations accepted but not essential.
The Coachlight Room at Just One More Tavern, 7511 Hamilton Ave., Mt. Healthy, OH (Cincinnati Suburb): Bob Adams' Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band, first Thursday of the month, 7 - 10 pm, 513-522-3001.
Alex's on 725 Supper Club, 125 Monarch Lane, Miamisburg, OH (1/2 mile W. off I-75 Exit 44): Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers, every Wednesday, 7:30 - 11:00 pm, 937-866-2266
Red Brick Tavern, old Rt. 40, Lafayette, North of London, OH: The Lower London Street Dixieland Band, last Tuesday of the month, 7 - 10 p.m.
Jimmy V's Westerville, OH, Anne Young Trio, alternate Tuesdays Main Street Bar & Grill, 5758 N. Main St., Sylvania, OH, Haymarket Square: Ragtime Rick & the Chefs of Dixieland, Wednesday nights 8 - 12. Details 419-885-3351
South Briar Restaurant, 5147 Main St. Sylvania, OH 43560: Ray Heitger's N'Orleans Jazz Jam, 7 - 10 p.m, 419-517-1111
The Rusty Nail restaurant, 7291 SR 43 in Twin Lakes, OH, 44240, between Streetsboro and Kent: The Minstrels of Earlville, first Thursday, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. 440-247-4800
Raintree Restaurant, 25 Pleasant Dr., Chagrin Falls, OH, 440-247-4800: The New Orleans Jazz Ensemble, second Wednesday of month, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m,.
The High Society Jazz Association meets 3rd or 4th Sunday of month, at Abrio's Ristorante, 859 E. State St. Athens, OH, 3 - 6 p.m., with music by the Athens High Society Jazz Band. Musicians welcome. Pat Light 740-592-1317.
Barking Spider Tavern, 11310 Juniper Rd., University Circle (Cleveland): The Night Owls, ('20s dance band), 2nd Sunday of month, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.; The Hot Jazz 7, 3rd Sunday of month, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.