Jazz and Ribs is the place to be this weekend in Columbus! Chris performs at 7 on Saturday evening with Joel Harrison, and again on Sunday at 7 as the featured guest with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.
When Byron Stripling was asked who he’d like to collaborate with at this year’s Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest, he answered in typically understated fashion: “Chris Howes would be fine,” said Stripling, the trumpeter and artistic director of the 17-piece Columbus Jazz Orchestra.The CJO has shared the stage with Christian Howes twice in Stripling’s seven years with the band, most recently at last summer’s JazZoo performance. He’s been fascinated with the strapping, red-haired violin extraordinaire every time he’s seen him.
“There’s always a prejudice against a guy who walks onstage with a violin at a jazz concert,” said Stripling. “I start edging my way toward the exit. But Chris immediately engages you. If you’re standing up, you sit down. He’s that spectacular a soloist.”
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