Learn How

We need your help in 2018

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz is looking for 1,000 backers to help fund our 2018 projects that directly support jazz. You can make this happen by purchasing ad space or by making a donation to our fund drive. In addition to completing every project (listed here), we'll also hide all Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

Harrison West Jazz Stage Series In Columbus, Ohio


Sign in to view read count
Residents of the Short North, jazz aficionados and all those looking to extend their summer picnic season have cause for jubilation: the creation of the Harrison West Jazz Series. This new free outdoor concert series will kick off at the gazebo in Harrison Park in the Harrison West neighborhood on Sunday, September 8 from 1:00- 2:30 p.m. and continue on consecutive Sundays through September.

The Harrison West Jazz Stage is the creative concept of two Harrison West residents, Dara Schwartz and Mark Subel. The couple was excited by the plans for Harrison Park and the gazebo and began thinking about how they could ultimately utilize the space to enrich the community. Mark is an avid jazz fan (and founder of JazzColumbus.com) and given the rich history of jazz in Columbus, combined with the abundance of local jazz talent, the launch of a neighborhood-based jazz series made perfect sense. The goal of the duo is to spread enthusiasm for and awareness of Columbus Jazz, while helping to enhance and unite the Harrison West neighborhood. The scheduled concerts represent diverse genres of jazz that are sure to entertain.

“In addition to helping promote local jazz talent, I thought the Harrison Park Gazebo would be the perfect venue for it in the city,” said series co-founder Mark Subel. “The gazebo is small and quaint right next to the river and lends itself to a laid-back jazz series. I also thought this would be a great opportunity to bring the Harrison West community together.”

Concert series dates include

September 8th: Caribbean Jazz Quartet
Onsite Food Truck: Green Meanie

September 15: Honk, Wail and Moan
Onsite Food Truck: Ajumama

September 22: Derek DiCenzo Trio
Onsite Food Truck: Explorer's Club

September 29: Jen Miller and the Flytown Band
Onsite Food Truck: Blu Olive

The Harrison West Jazz Stage is a free jazz concert series held on Sunday afternoons in September from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the Harrison Park Gazebo (at the corner of Harrison Park Place and First Avenue.) This all-volunteer concert series was founded by Harrison West residents Mark Subel and Dara Schwartz in January 2013. It is designed to build awareness of the local Columbus jazz talent and to spread the spirit and enthusiasm for Columbus arts, through community, while celebrating the Harrison West neighborhood. The Harrison West Jazz Stage is sponsored by Ken Wightman of Prudential Realty Center, the Harrison West Society, Integrated Building Systems, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education and Wagenbrenner Development. Additional support is provided by Jazz Arts Group and Short North Foundation.

Visit Website



Timely announcements from the industry.

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Please support out sponsor