2931 East Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45403
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Last Update:  04/04/2014

Every Sunday Night
Dayton's Longest Running Jazz Jam

Jazz Jam Sessions Featuring the Mighty Hammond B3
From 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    On Going Events at Jazz Central:

Check Out Our Event Schedule:

Generations Big Band

The Jazz Central Big Band

Jazz Central Blues Jam

Upcoming Changes at Jazz Central
Upcoming Special Events at Jazz Central:
04/06/2014 Special Lincoln Berry Jr. Memorial
05/10/2014 Elvis is coming to Jazz Central
08/24/2014 Mike Wade & The Mighty Groovers
Additional Items on our Website:

Report on Past Jazz Central Events

Jaming Highlight Pictures at Jazz Central

All About Jazz Books

Support our Dayton Public
School all Jazz all the Time
Radio Station

Find us on FaceBook at: http://www.facebook.com/JazzCentralDayton
Read the Dayton City Paper Jazz Central article by Khalid Moss

Check out the Jazz Central Promo Video Here

Jazz Central schedule of Events

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Upcoming Changes:

Starting on March 9, 2014 we will be rotating featured organ players!

The first, third & fifth
Sundays features
Kenny Baccus
On Hammond B3
The second and fourth
Sundays features
John Slate
On Hammond B3

New Jazz Jam Sunday Hours from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Check out our expanded dance floor!

Jamming Over the Years at Jazz Central
A painting - by Clifford Darrett

What is Jazz Central? 
     Jazz Central is a small club, which reminds one of New Orleans, on Dayton’s east side that’s been jamming on Sundays over 38 years.  In recent years, since the major decline of jazz in Dayton, Ohio, they open the doors on Sunday night pay a small core group of regular players, the electric, staff and security and hope they make enough off the bar to keep the jazz going. 
      Over the years many young players, (twelve year olds and such), have had a chance to cut their teeth on the Jazz Central stage.  Aside from the Sunday night jams, back when times were better, they would, on occasion, pay some players to do a tribute concert or a B3 Organ face off, or the like. Jazz Central has never been able to pay for big events like some of the larger clubs, who for the most part have all dropped jazz.  On the other hand they have provided the club free gratis for just about anyone who would like to put on a jazz tribute or benefit concert – Jazz Advocate has done its share over many years.


A Jazz Advocate Special Resurgence of Jazz in Dayton, Ohio Presentation

The Generations Big Band

Coming again on Thursday, April 17th
(And every third Thursday)
7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
$5 Admission at the door

Secured lighted parking.

A Jazz Advocate Special Resurgence of Jazz in Dayton, Ohio Presentation
The Jazz Central Big Band
Coming again Thursday, May 6th
(And every first Thursday)

The band had a great night Thursday, March 6th when we paid tribute to some of the women in jazz for Women's History month!! If you weren't there, you missed it. So join us next month! We can't wait to see you and we’ll soon let you know what the April theme will be.

7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
$5 Admission at the door

Secured lighted parking.

Bringing the "Blues" back to Jazz Central:
New Chicago Blues Jam
All musicians are welcome!

(Every Friday)

We have a new name and house band:
“New Chicago Blues”
Grant “King” Koeller - bass
Bill Archer - guitar
Phil McHaffey - organ
Ishmael Mohammad - drums

8:00 pm to 11:30 pm
$5 Admission at the door

Secured lighted parking.









A Special Celebration of the life of Lincoln Berry Jr.

Event on Sunday, 04-06-2014:

Jack Hart, Lincoln's long time friend and fellow B3 Face-off Organist, will host this special evening to celebrate our friend who contributed so much to Jazz Central over the many years he performed at the club.

We are hoping for a good turn out of Lincoln's musician friends to show his family and friends how the jazz community pays their respect for one of their own.

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Free to the public

Secured lighted parking.
Family friendly event, bring the kids.
Catered food by The Next Level Service.

Elvis is Coming to Jazz Central:

Event on Saturday, 05/10/2014:

8:00 pm to 12:00 am
$10 Advance $12 at the door

Secured lighted parking.

Elvis is Coming to Jazz Central:
Event on Saturday, 05/24/2014:
Mike Wade & The Mighty Groovers

8:00 pm to 12:00 am

Secured lighted parking.



All About Jazz Books
Good instructional reading for Jazz Musicians and good historical reading for Jazz Fans:
Editor’s Note: I have posted some of the 150/200 books that were donated to me plus
some from my personal collection for your review – more will be added as I get time.