For over 30 years, Dave Powers has been a vital part of the Columbus, Ohio music scene as a pianist, keyboardist, and vocalist. Considered one of the most successful musicians in the local spectrum, Powers manages to win over the hearts of all who hear him perform. From clubs and restaurants to corporate events and private parties, his vast repertoire – including straight-ahead jazz, R&B, gospel and funk styles – is as diverse as the audiences he entertains.
Powers can be seen and heard playing around Columbus and throughout the Midwest on solo gigs, and also with his six-piece group, Powerhouse, that provides entertainment for corporate events and conventions. Corporate clients have included the Longaberger Company, Huntington Investments, Creative Memories, The Limited, and the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease.
Powers has served as musical director for the late tenor saxophonist Rusty Bryant, Gene Walker’s Generations, and guitarist Wilbert Longmire. A partial list of the local and national musicians Dave has played with includes: Steve Allen, George Benson, Gary Carney, Michael Cox, Tim Cummiskey, Buddy De Franco, Bob Dorough, Eric Gale, Terry Gibbs, Roger Hines, Ernie Krivda, Johnny Lytle, Mary McClendon, Jack McDuff, Doug Richeson, Spider Rondinelli, Jim Rupp, Ali Ryerson, Arturo Sandoval, Grover Washington, Jr., Pharez Whitted, and Jeanette Williams.
His talents can be heard on a variety of recordings by local music greats, and he has five recordings as a leader to his credit. Powers can currently be heard performing Monday nights at The Top Steakhouse; and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Mitchell’s Ocean Club.