Cincinnati’s Jazz scene took a hit last
year when one of its longstanding and more popular venues, the Blue Wisp
Jazz Club, closed. But if you think the Wisp’s closure marked the death
of Jazz in Cincinnati, you are underestimating not only the endurance
of the city’s great Jazz musicians, but also Jazz itself.
Dan Karlsberg has nearly a lifetime of experience on the piano. The 31-year-old Jazz pianist has been sitting at the keys since about the time he could reach them. His lifelong pursuit on the black and whites defines the Dan Karlsberg Group's sophomore album, 'Mission to Mars & Other Short Stories,' which displays his mastery of studied spontaneity.
The Dan Karlsberg Group's show Sunday will have a reunited-and-it-feels-so-good feel as bassist Steve Whipple and drummer Anthony "T" Lee return from New York City, where they both now live and work, to join Karlsberg. The trio will be heard together again later in 2010 on new releases by the Dan Karlsberg Group and saxophonist Brent Gallaher.