This weekend at Washington Platform (1000 Elm St., Downtown) you can sample delicacies of both the edible and aural kind as the bar/restaurant presents its third-annual Jazz & Frog Gig. The “Frog” part of the event’s moniker refers to the array of frog-leg dishes available on the menu (everything from frog leg curry to Gong Bao frog to Southern-fried frog legs); the “Jazz” part is all about the deep musical lineup, which showcases some of the best Jazz musicians in Greater Cincinnati. Music runs throughout the evening Friday (beginning at 5 p.m.) and Saturday (4 p.m. start), as well as Sunday afternoon/evening (with an 11:30 a.m. kickoff).
The musical roster for this year’s Jazz & Frog Gig is filled with a mix of longtime local Jazz players, artists who often cross genre lines and plenty of CCM-affiliated musicians (faculty and students). During the three days of the event you can catch performances by, among others, Erwin Stuckey, Frenchaxe, Faux Frenchmen, George Cunningham, Joe Lukasik, Brian Lovely, Paul Patterson, Phil Hilger, Jordan Pollard, Josh Strange, Andrew Haug, Pat Kelly and guitarist Brad Meyers and bassist Michael Sharfe, the duo behind Sanguinaria (Hopefulsongs), one of the best Cincinnati-spawned Jazz albums of 2017.