Past Performing Arts | Exhibitions

Tommy Jay’s Latest Freak Show

Local legend Tommy Jay will activate one of Jason Moran’s STAGED installations—large-scale reproductions of storied jazz clubs—in this free performance open to the public. Please arrive early: space is limited for this standing-room only show!

A veritable missing link in Ohio “new wave” history, Tommy Jay is one of the Midwest’s most unheralded songwriters to emerge from the 1970s. Though playing with such underground ensembles as True Believers, Mike Rep and the Quotas, and Ego Summit, he’s only just beginning to get his due thanks to reissues from Siltbreeze and Columbus Discount Records, including the sought-after Tommy Jay’s Tall Tales of Trauma (1986). (Performance approx. 30 mins. long.)

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Please note: special event parking ($5) is available in Ohio Union South Garage for this event. Please allow extra time for travel and parking.
 
Image: Jason Moran, STAGED: Three Deuces, 2015; photo: Farzad Owrang © Jason Moran; courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

SUPPORT FOR JASON MORAN AND RELATED EVENTS
National Endowment for the Arts

SUPPORT FOR ARTS ACCESS AT THE WEXNER CENTER
Cardinal Health Foundation
Huntington Bank

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

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Tommy Jay’s Latest Freak Show