Vaughn Wiester's 
"
Famous Jazz Orchestra"

e-Newsletter - May 23rd, 2017

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Sorry about pounding you FJO fans with another eNewsletter within two days - however, "we" made a rather major mistake about the upcoming Columbus Community Jazz Band & Youth Jazz All-Stars In Concert in yesterday's announcement - and, because this is such an important fund raiser for our host venue, the Clintonville Woman's Club, we thought it warranted an immediate correction:  The concert is not FREE as we suggested - instead, it is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Clintonville Woman's Club
Thurs, May 25th, (7:00 pm) Columbus Community Jazz Band & Youth Jazz All Stars - In Concert!  Cost - $10 adults/$5 students.   Proceeds to benefit the Clintonville Woman's Club capital improvements fund.  RSVP

Folks continue to pack the beautiful Clintonville Woman's Club, 3951 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio every Monday evening to hear the Famous Jazz Orchestra playing their hearts out for all who care to listen.  Must be they found the "best kept secret in Ohio!"  Under the direction of the slimming? Vaughn Wiester, the band has been getting together every Monday night (except when Columbus gets horrible weather, or  competition from a Buckeye football game) for going over 20 years.  The FJO is a twenty-two piece orchestra made up of volunteer professional musicians who simply love getting  together to "jam and blow the good ones." 

This Coming Monday Night,  May 29th (7:30 pm) - There will not be any Guest Performer(s) - instead the Band will be digging deep down in their "folders" to play some good ol' tunes they haven't played for awhile.  

Up on Deck

Next Monday Night, June 5th  (7:30 pm) - Our Guest Performer will be the very capable vocalist, Rachel Sepulveda.  

Special Announcement - The End of a Jazz Era in Columbus, Ohio

Rebecca "Becky" Ogden, the God Mother of the Famous Jazz Orchestra (she gave Vaughn his first permanent weekly venue, "She's the reason I have a band.....man."  ) - is deservedly calling it quits (June 3rd, 2017) after many years in hosting her "little slices of jazz heaven" (Bungalow Jazz) out of her Victorian style home on 5th Ave in Columbus, Ohio.  Much has been written in these FJO eNewsletters over the years of the debt the "band" and the Columbus jazz community (both fans and musicians) owe her personal and financial commitment to "superb jazz in a small venue."  I was hoping that we could use this space in the next few weeks to share stories anyone might have about Becky and her music passions (which you "cats" won't find on any "chart" - you will need to sit down and type something.()  In the meantime, Andrew Patton (the young energetic jazz writer for "jazzcolumbus.com") has written a very nice article paying tribute to Ms. Odgen. (view)  Does anybody have any pictures of Becky's house, gardens, surrounding area, or inside during any of her concerts?  (Here is the first "draft" of a "Remembering Becky Odgen's Bungalow Jazz" page we will continue to add/modify to over time.  Please make your comments/suggestions.  Thanks to Brad Reardon for sending in the first few!)

Becky's Bungalow Jazz - Remaining Concerts

Sat, May 27th, (7:30 pm) "Back by Popular Demand!!!"  - Rusty Burge, vibes Mark Rubenstein, piano Jim Rupp, drums
Sat, June 3rd, (7:30 pm) "Thank You, Rebecca" - Tony Moncao, B3 organ Derek DiCenzo, guitar Aaron Scott, drums

Other Jazz Events of Interest

Capital University - Mees Auditorium - 1 College and Main, Columbus, OH

Sun, June 4th, (3:00 pm) Annual Mark Flugge Memorial Concert - Featuring the entire FJO.

Words of Wisdom From Vaughn

"Don't take no wooden nickels!"

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