Columbus’ most intimate Dinner Music Experience!
Hosted in our upstairs private room
Unlike other “background music” venues, we present a private “concert” experience, front and center.
Therefore, for the consideration of other guests, we ask that you please consider not conversing loudly during the performance.
You may arrive between 5:30 to 5:45.
The evening features a special four-course dinner served with the live performance.
The first two or three courses will be served between 6:00 and 7:00.
The concert performance begins at 7:00.
If you are unable to arrive at 6:00, please let us know
and we can make arrangements to accommodate you.
A spectacular trumpeter with a very wide range, a beautiful tone, and the ability to blend together many influences into his own style, Byron Stripling is also the artistic director of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, leader of his own quartet, and constantly in demand to play with pops orchestras around the world. Byron is an extroverted performer who brings the audience into his music. The happiness that he exudes through his trumpet, his vocals, and his words is reminiscent of Louis Armstrong, yet very much his own.
Following his studies, Stripling was featured as lead trumpeter and soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra, under the direction of Thad Jones and Frank Foster (musician). Later, he toured and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, Buck Clayton, Gerry Mulligan, J.J. Johnson, Jim Hall, Sonny Rollins, Paquito D’Rivera, Freddie Cole, Jack McDuff, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, the Joe Henderson Big Band, and the GRP All-Star Big Band.
The passion with which Bobby Floyd plays the piano, organ, and keyboards are the result of his natural ability (discovered at the age of two), his love of music, and years of practice. Whether performing jazz or gospel, as a soloist, with a trio or big band, he is a superb musician who has many distinguished appearances to his credit.
Bobby Floyd’s talent has launched him into a very rewarding career, putting him in demand and making him one of the favorite, first-call pianists/organists for many well-known artists. He has traveled the world accompanying Ray Charles on piano and organ. He currently makes guest appearances with some of the most distinguished orchestras, including The Boston Pops, The Rochester Philharmonic, and The Detroit Symphony. He is presently the featured pianist for the world-famous and legendary Count Basie Orchestra. He also tours nationally and internationally as organist for the Grammy Award-winning Dr. John.
The prestige associated with Floyd’s worldwide appearances can also be witnessed at home. In his hometown, Columbus Ohio, Bobby is the feature pianist & organist with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Byron Stripling where he has performed with a large number of a major artist. He is occasionally featured with The Columbus Symphony Orchestra and other arts organizations and venues throughout Columbus and Ohio.
He has also completed several recordings that can be purchased at many of the major online services including amazon.com, iTunes, and CDBaby. Bobby’s recordings and live performances demonstrate his ability to electrify audiences and have received the highest praise from critics and musicians alike.
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