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400 Years is an unprecedented 12 album cycle by Dr. Mark Lomax, II chronicling the history of Afrikan people to be released in 2019 as part of the international commemoration of the Ma'afa (1619). Click the image for more details

400 Years is an unprecedented 12 album cycle by Dr. Mark Lomax, II chronicling the history of Afrikan people to be released in 2019 as part of the international commemoration of the Ma'afa (1619). Click the image for more details

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Exciting New Music from Mark Lomax Now Available!!

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Click on the image to hear and purchase this powerful tribute to jazz drumming legend Elvin Jones by the Mark Lomax Quartet.

Click on the image to hear and purchase this powerful tribute to jazz drumming legend Elvin Jones by the Mark Lomax Quartet.

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New Black Eastside Songbook

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Natalie's Coalfired Pizza, 5601 N. High St., Worthington, OH 43085

Streetlight Guild presents an encore performance of “The New Black Eastside Songbook,” a six-song suite conceptualized by Columbus writer Scott Woods, featuring new music composed by Counterfeit Madison, Paisha Thomas, Krate Digga, The Ogun Meji Duo (Mark Lomax and Eddie Bayard), and Jordan Sandidge. “The New Black Eastside Songbook” is an exploration of black life and culture in Columbus historically and now, touching on subjects ranging from local jazz legends and privilege to the police and gentrification. It interrogates the definition of Columbus culture, and what relationship such culture might have to the people who both create and partake of it. Utilizing some of Columbus’ brightest musical talent across a variety of styles and backgrounds, this work seeks to establish a bar for the marriage of political context and musical examination, adding new bricks to the foundation of whatever Columbus

Mark Lomax, II in Concert

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Art of Republic, 34 W. 5th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201

It has been said that Lomax has created “a whole new paradigm for jazz drums,” and that he is a story-teller on his instrument in the tradition of Max Roach. Dr. Lomax uses his narrative powers to commemorate International Slavery Remembrance Day.

“Lomax is the rare drummer who leaves you wanting more, leading his bandmates through a strikingly terse, brilliantly counterintuitive and ultimately joyous series of explorations.”- Lucid Culture!

“(The State of Black America) is an impressively conceived and executed piece of work from the drummer-leader, one in which the gravitas of the title is adequately matched by the depth of both the composing and improvising of the trio.”- Kevin Le Gendre, Jazzwise Magazine (UK)!

“Powerful, assured and filled with tremendous heart.” - Jason Bivins, Cadence AMJ

“fascinating, entertaining, and provoking.”- Jordan Richardson, I Hear Sparks!

“This is a kind of playing that jazz would indeed be wise never to outgrow.”—Jeff Simon, Buffalo News

“It’s accomplished, and something Trane would have found worthy.”- Jazz Scene!

“I can't think of any other album... that is this breathtaking”- The Borderland (UK)

“It's a full set of outbop-nubop-nobop, swinging rooted music that shows off their abilities in a good light.” - Gapplegate Music Review

“Mark Lomax and Trio have created a program that is visceral and soul-searching, music that should be heard "live"!- Richard Kamins, Step Tempest Blog!