"Ohio Jazz: A History of Jazz in the Buckeye State" takes an extensive look at Ohio's role in jazz music. --Jeff Barron, Lancaster Eagle Gazette
About the Author
The authors of Ohio Jazz: A History of Jazz in the Buckeye State
previously collaborated on Columbus, The Musical Crossroads
(Arcadia, 2008) and Listen for the Jazz: Key Notes in Columbus History
(Arts Foundation of Olde Towne, 1990 92). David Meyers has spent nearly thirty years documenting the history of music in central Ohio and was formerly host of Bring 'Em Back Alive
, a weekly radio program on local music history. An artist and community activist, Candice Watkins is a driving force behind two of the city's largest annual music festivals: Hot Times and ComFest.
Arnett Howard, arguably the best-known musician in Columbus, has devoted much of the past three decades to interviewing many of the pioneering jazz musicians in the community. And James Loeffler, former publisher of the Antique Review, is a well-known collector of jazz recordings and is a board member and former president of the Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society.