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.
Rooted in the Latin jazz tradition but looking to the future, Waves de Achéaims to make minds dance.
Combining Cuban montunos with Appalachian melodies, Brazilian sambas with Detroit hip-hop grooves, and all sounds in-between, Waves de Aché stays true to their Ohio roots while paying homage to the multitude of musical cultures across the Americas.
The heart of Waves de Aché is a trio of close friends, bassist Will Strickler, pianist Ben Maloney, and drummer/percussionist Max Marsillo. Their upcoming second studio album features a plethora of Ohio’s top musicians, including Tommy Lehman on trumpet, Zakk Jones on guitar, Kevin O’Neill on saxophones, Zach Compston on drums, Devin Copfer singing and Eric Rollin rapping.