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Join Us for FREE live music performances every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 7-9:30pm! Think “House Concert” where the audience actually comes to listen..

Mondays – Blues Guitar Workshops with Pascal “Rooster” Fouquet (of Lil’ Red and the Rooster) from 6:30-7:30/8 p.m.

Tuesdays – Live Acoustic Jam! Casual listening available from the adjacent back room and hallway.

Fridays – Live Music via Acoustic Open Mic, welcoming everyone with musical talent and/or aspirations to sing and play – considered one of the best around. To sign up, first come during a Friday or Saturday evening and talk to Ralph. He will then add you on the mailing list that goes out every Friday with a sign up link.

Saturdays – Live Music via Professional Performances by groups or individual singers and musicians. Eclectic genres range from rock, folk, pop, blues, jazz, bluegrass – and more!

Ralph and Jane Denick facing the stage

Scheduled Performances:

Brickwalk Nights

NEW YEARS EVE
ALL STAR SHOW

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022
7 p.m.-MIDNIGHT

BUY TICKETS EARLY!!

Many of your favorite JC bands in one night!

Hosted by Brady Fulton and THE BRICKWALK NIGHTS, with:

– STRING THEORY
– CAROLINE AND DAD
– STARLIT WAYS
– LIL’ RED and THE ROOSTER
– and more!

LUKE MOSSBURG

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023
7-9:30 p.m.

Popular Country Singer/Songwriter

Luke is back – his first JC show in over a year! LUKE MOSSBURG is a very popular country singer/songwriter who plays not only regionally, but also Nashville. He has played JC since 2010 and has always been a favorite. Wonderful story songs and his country voice is the real deal. His band features TJ WRIGHT, ERIC CLEMENS, EFREM, and NOAH TOLSON.

Cherie and Milo Mannino

CAP CITY SWING

@ Italian Village

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
12-2 p.m.

New Orleans Jazz Trio

A native of New Orleans, CHERIE MANNINO has enjoyed an exciting professional singing career in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Columbus and abroad. Her vocal experiences include performances with timeless greats, including Tony Bennett, and singing backup for jazz icons, Keely Smith, and Rosemary Clooney, as well as pop diva, Linda Ronstadt.

Born and raised in New Orleans, MILO MANNINO has been playing his trumpet in The Big Easy and Columbus, Ohio for the past 45 years. Leading his own groups, including the North Columbus Big Band, formally the Crescent River Big Band, Milo has performed and worked with great artists like Smokey Robinson, Four Tops, Anne Murray, Connie Francis, Bobby Vinton, Al Martino, Regis Philbin, Milton Berle, Shirley Jones and Keely Smith.

BLUESSWING

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023
7-9:30 p.m.

“Jazzy, Bluesy, Swingy. What a combination! See this new band when you get a chance. It includes a great mix of local musicians” – Bill Cohen

BluesSwing explores the blues and popular song roots of American music, from W.C. Handy to B.B. King, from Thomas “Fats” Waller to Nat “King” Cole -and adds the occasional Beatles or Elvis number to spice things up. The solid rhythmic foundation of bass (CARL YAFFEY) , and banjo (JACKIE LAMUTH) allows our tasteful lead guitar (JOHN SHERMAN) and distinctive vocals (BILL KERWIN) to send this classic mix of tunes straight to your hearts.

Long Tall Deb and Colin John

LONG TALL DEB & COLIN JOHN

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023
7-9:30 p.m.

Winner of Chicago Blues Challenge

Texas-bred blues vocalist and songwriter Long Tall Deb and Hawaiian Big Island slack key guitarist/singer Colin John. Best described as “genre-bending” and “refreshingly original,” their music incorporates world influence with a soul-blues.

DEB is the real deal with a tremendous, powerful blues voice, and COLIN JOHN is one of the best guitarist-lap steel-“Baby Sitar” players around!

String Theory illustration

STRING THEORY

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023
7-9:30 p.m.

‘60s-‘80s Acoustic Rock

This excellent upbeat band is one of the best around that plays spot on classic ‘60s-‘80s rock. Jefferson Airplane, Beatles, CCR, Eagles and more. Excellent musicians with great vocal harmonies – and Arie’s awesome lead vocals! A JC favorite – they are lots of fun, very good and very entertaining!

ARIE SHIVELY (lead singer, guitar), ERIC (bass, singer), KERRY PATESEL (guitar, mandolin, singer), BRUCE GOLL (percussion).

STEVEN STANLEY

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023
7-9:30 p.m.

Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter

Steve is a marvelous singer/ guitarist/ songwriter from Mansfield who has always wowed us at JC.  Excellent originals and diverse covers (he is a spot on Neil Young.) He has won the Ohio Music Awards “Adult Contemporary song of the Year” and was a finalist at the Columbus Songwriters Association’s annual songwriters contests in 2016 and 2017. Steve also won 1st place in the Adult category at the Ohio Theatre’s talent contest. He mainly plays in Ohio venues, but has performed professionally all along the east coast, and as far away as Brazil.

MILO MANNINO SALUTES THE GREAT TRUMPETERS

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023
5 – 7 p.m.

New Orleans trumpeter and Big Band leader MILO MANNINO and his trio showcase decades of great trumpet players and their iconic songs: Clark Terry, Al Hirt, Harry James, Chuck Mangione, Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard, Art Farmer, Herb Alpert, Thad Jones, and King Oliver.

DAVE HAWKINS

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023
7 – 9:30 p.m.

Touring singer, songwriter and recording artist from Nashville and Columbus

Singer/songwriter Dave Hawkins has been touring and recording professionally since 1976. Since his early career playing college folk clubs around Columbus, Ohio, Dave has expanded his core repertoire to Americana—an amalgam of “non-corporate” country, roots rock, folk, and other styles, including Celtic-crossover tunes.

Although Dave has performed and recorded with such international stars as Sam Bush, Aoife Clancy, Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), and Peter Yarrow (Peter Paul & Mary), he loves the energy and intimacy of smaller and more informal venues. When not in Nashville (signed with Mountainside Music Publishing, Nashville) or on tour, he plays in clubs and music halls throughout the region.

Lil' Red and the Rooster

LIL’ RED and THE ROOSTER

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023
7-9:30 p.m.

Award-winning “Retro Modern” Blues from France (and Westerville)!

Upbeat classic and original blues and jazz – from the heart!  JENNIFER MILLIGAN is a wonderful vocalist and songwriter and is originally from Westerville; PASCAL FOUQUET is one of France’s top blues guitarists. A favorite at Buddy Guy’s Legends club in Chicago and past winner of both the Columbus and Cincinnati Blues Challenges! Upbeat and fun.

And playing songs from their latest (and very well reviewed) blues CD!

Cherie and Milo Mannino

CAP CITY SWING

@ Italian Village

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023
12-2 p.m.

New Orleans Jazz Trio

A native of New Orleans, CHERIE MANNINO has enjoyed an exciting professional singing career in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Columbus and abroad. Her vocal experiences include performances with timeless greats, including Tony Bennett, and singing backup for jazz icons, Keely Smith, and Rosemary Clooney, as well as pop diva, Linda Ronstadt.

Born and raised in New Orleans, MILO MANNINO has been playing his trumpet in The Big Easy and Columbus, Ohio for the past 45 years. Leading his own groups, including the North Columbus Big Band, formally the Crescent River Big Band, Milo has performed and worked with great artists like Smokey Robinson, Four Tops, Anne Murray, Connie Francis, Bobby Vinton, Al Martino, Regis Philbin, Milton Berle, Shirley Jones and Keely Smith.

JAZZ HAPPENS

@ Italian Village

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Broadway, Jazz, Pop and Blues Quartet

In addition to songs made popular by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Carole King, Cole Porter, and Barbra Streisand, DEBÉ is also writing and performing original music. She is currently performing with NORWIN MERGLER and DENEEN TROMBETTI – both amazingly talented musicians and entertainers. 

If you don’t know me yet, think of me as the love child of Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt. I’m a sassy broad who belts out Broadway, jazz, pop and blues with some amazing musicians. If you have seen me perform then you know how much I love what I do. My goal is to make you love it too.

Livestream

Can’t make it out? No worries! You can livestream any performance from our Facebook page!

Are you a musician interested in performing at Java Central?