Columbus’ favorite piano man is joined by the CJO plus his favorite guest performers for a one of a kind al fresco musical party. The two-time Emmy® Award-winner has been a vital part of the Columbus music scene for over 34 years as a pianist, keyboardist, vocalist, entertainer and educator. Dave has traveled and performed nationally and internationally, and is a consultant and a frequent guest of the Public Television Show, “The Piano Guy,” and has taught a series of master classes with “Piano Guy” host Scott Houston. Dave is also an adjunct faculty member of The Ohio State University School of Music. Considered one of the most successful musicians in the Midwest, Dave manages to win over the hearts of all who hear him perform. From concerts to clubs and restaurants to corporate events and private parties, his vast repertoire is as diverse as the audiences he entertains. Dave has performed with noted performers such as Steve Allen, George Benson, Rusty Bryant, Buddy DeFranco, Mark Farner (of Grand Funk Railroad), Eric Gale, Terry Gibbs, Ernie Krivda, Wilbert Longmire, Johnny Lytle, ‘Blue’ Lou Marini (of the Blues Brothers), Joan Rivers, Arturo Sandoval, Grover Washington, Jr. and many others.
In addition, Dave is associated with the Jazz Arts Group of Columbus, and performs with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. Dave has been hosting a jazz concert series from his home, and now has been recently re-located at the Clintonville Woman’s Club called “The House Jazz Concert Series.”
Opening Act: Winchester Steel Company (Steel Drummers) | 6:45 p.m.