The passion with which Bobby Floyd plays 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 has performed extensively in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan. Touring events include major jazz festivals, concert halls, and numerous night clubs with Ray Charles, Jeff Tyzik, Chris Howes and Sarah Morrow.
In his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, Bobby has been a feature with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony, and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, sharing the stage with Dionne Warwick, Doc Severinsen, Arturo Sandoval, Faye Robinson and many others. He has also appeared in a variety of performances opening for Spyro Gyra, Smokey Robinson, Stanley Clark and George Duke, as well as accompanying other artists like David “Fathead” Newman, Bobby Watson, Greg Osby and Billy Hart.
Bobby has completed three recordings: Interpretations, Setting the Standards, and Floyd’s Finest Gift. His next project, soon to be released, is a live performance recorded in Spain. Other accomplishments include recording and composing on several of Vince Andrews’ and Chris Howes’ projects. He has also recorded with Gerald Levert (Groove On) and Faye Robinson (Remembering Marian Anderson). Additionally, he is featured on a Rusty Bryant album, Rusty Rides Again, which received five stars in Downbeat magazine.
Bobby Floyd currently performs with his trio (Derek DiCenzo – bass/lead guitar, Reggie Jackson – drums), an immensely talented and entertaining group suited to a wide variety of special events and parties.