For over three decades, Jazz Central has been the hot spot for live jazz, blues, R&B, and even rock at its East Third Street location. When Charles “Butch” Stone opened Jazz Central, his dream was to keep the spirit of jazz alive in our community for nostalgia and future generations to come. Famous names in jazz and up-and-coming entertainers have graced the stage. These include Piney Brown, the John Slate Quartet, Ronnie Diamond, Johnny Lytle, the Mario Abney Quintet, Albert Collins, the Dayton Jazz Orchestra, and of course, the Jazz Central Big Band. If only those walls could talk! This Dayton Original has been home to the greatest live entertainment in the region!