Columbus composer, recording artist, drummer, activist and educator Dr. Mark Lomax, II has created a program celebrating new “contrafact” melodies built on musical forms from the period of the Harlem Renaissance, from artists including Fletcher Henderson, Chick Webb, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. The quartet features Lomax (drums); Edwin Bayard (tenor saxophone); William Menefield (piano); and Dean Hulett (bass).
Admission is free. Seating is limited and available on a first-come first-served basis. Recommended for ages 9 and older. Cocktails are available for purchase an hour before each concert at Ethel’s Lounge, adjacent to the theater.