Concert and Jam Session 6-9 PM
Concert starts at 6:00
Jam sessions begins at 8:00
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
One-Time Membership: $10
Free admission for musicians who sit in
Feel free to bring food and beverages.
Due to current road construction around the Liberty Theater,
we have relocated to St Thomas Episcopal Church
2100 Hilton Avenue, Columbus, Georgia 31906
Saxophonist Yusef Sharif has performed both nationally and internationally at such places as The Apollo Theater, NYC; The Waldorf Astoria, NYC; Jazz Nova Casa, Barcelona, Spain and many other locations around the world. He has appeared on local and national television shows. He has to his credit a number of movie scores, composing for PBS and WGBH (radio and television). He appears for his musical techniques in a book published in Japan. He has scored the music to "Why Children in Atlanta Have the Blues" for channel 11 television. Yusef has taught music at Vassar College Center, Poughkeepsie, NY; Soapstone Center for the Arts, Decatur, GA; Operation Peace and Project Rise, both in Atlanta, GA. Yusef and his group The Jazz Disciples appear regularly in the Atlanta, GA area.
Pianist Madoka Oshima was born in Tokyo, Japan. She showed interest in music at an early age, and began piano lessons at the age of six. She began studying violin at age nine. She attended private school near Tokyo, Japan with a focus on art and music. Madoka moved to the U.S. in 2002, first living in New Orleans, Louisiana, and later relocating to Atlanta,Georgia. Madoka is active as a performer in the Atlanta area in a variety of genres of music including jazz, classical, R&B, rock, and gospel. She performs her original compositions and arrangements in various musical and artistic venues. She has performed with legendary jazz artists such as Slide Hampton and Jimmy Heath as a member of the Georgia State Jazz Band. Since 2008, she has been teaching both classical and jazz music at the Lovett School located in Atlanta, GA.
Bassist Frederick Green is originally from Orlando, Florida. He now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Frederick has performed in numerous venues while living in Orlando, Florida including Walt Disney, The Citrus Club, The Fountain Blue Hotel on Miami Beach, The Forge Restaurant in Miami and Beach Paradise Island Resort located in the Bahamas just to mention a few. He has performed internationally as a member in many musical groups on cruse ships.
Drummer Omar Martinez was born in Buenos Aires Argentina where he recorded and toured with Latin, traditional jazz, big band and bop bands. In 1982 Omar came to the US to continue his musical career. He attended Georgia State University and AIM graduating with honors. Omar has made a name for himself in the Atlanta music scene performing with a variety of bands with styles ranging from pop to Jazz and recorded several CD's. Omar has performed at the Montreux and Atlanta jazz festivals and is currently an instructor of drum set technique in the Atlanta area.