Best Of 2018

Best Jazz Club Legacy Continued: Schwartz’s Point Jazz & Acoustic Club

Pianist Ed Moss is a Cincinnati Jazz legend for his musical achievements, but he was also beloved for his low-key venue, Schwartz’s Point, which was written about as one of the area’s “Best Kept Secrets” so often, it wasn’t really a secret anymore, particularly among the city’s Jazz players. When Moss passed away in 2016, his daughter, Zarleen Watts, decided to honor her father by keeping his passion project going. The club — fittingly located at a “pointed” building arrowed into the five-way intersection at Vine Street and McMicken Avenue — reopened in October, retaining the eccentric character and regular Jazz performances (by a who’s who of the Cincinnati scene) that were a part of Moss’ vision, but modernizing it a bit and adding a new drink menu. The club has even hosted a Tuesday night tribute to Moss’ music under his old “Society Jazz Orchestra” banner. Schwartz’s Point Jazz & Acoustic Club, 1901 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, thepoint.club.