There's never been a better time to listen to jazz in Columbus.

There's never been a better time to listen to jazz in Columbus. It's played nearly every night of the week in bars, clubs and in the city's vaunted cultural institutions. We can go out and hear Tony Monaco and Bobby Floyd play the keys. See Byron Stripling direct the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. Play the recordings of local greats like Rusty Bryant, Hank Marr and Gene Walker. Haven't caught the groove yet? Let us show you how.

Edited by Anthony Dominic and Kristen Schmidt

Photos by Tessa Berg

Illustrations by Remie Geoffroi

Stories by Anthony Dominic, Tristan Eden, Joel Oliphint, Kristen Schmidt, Michelle Sullivan, Emily Thompson and Peter Tonguette