The Jazz Academy Jam Sessions are a community-focused, curated jam session series held the second Tuesday of each month in the Jazz Academy October 2022-May 2023. Jazz musicians of all ages and experience levels are invited to participate in the jam. Each session will have a theme with a list of tunes that will be drawn from.
In January 1995 they started a weekly Sunday night gig at Oldfield’s on High. It quickly became the place to be and, to this day, shows no signs of slowing down. The audience is always full of local players, and many well-known national artists have been seen on stage or in the crowd on their way through Columbus.
While primarily a cover band, Hoo Doo is known for putting their own twist on the standards and introducing audiences to unfamiliar funky gems. A critically acclaimed live CD was recorded at Oldfield’s in 1997.
The band received the Columbus Music Awards “Best Cover Band” in 1999 and “Best Live Performance” in 2000, and in 2002, Hoo Doo had the honor opening for James Brown and Ray Charles.
Tony McClung – drums
Jeff Ciampa – bass & vocals
Kevin Oliver – guitar & vocals
John Boerstler – guitar & vocals
Dave DeWitt – keyboards
Mark Henderson – percussion
Joe Crump – sax & vocals
Chris Young – trumpet
Mark Greenwood – trombone
Bobby Stewart – vocals