Columbus keyboard titan Bobby Floyd’s weekly Sunday Showcase at Notes is launching an exciting new series this weekend. The inaugural concert of the Spotlight Series will feature acclaimed vibraphonist Dick Sisto with the Bobby Floyd Trio on Sunday, March 18th at 6pm at Notes. Tickets are available here. Sisto has an extensive resume as a performer, educator and radio host, and has collaborated with a wealth of jazz legends (learn more here). For this week’s show, Sisto will perform two sets with Floyd, bassist Derek DiCenzo and drummer Reggie Jackson – the jam session that usually ends the Showcase will return on the 25th. The Spotlight Series is Floyd’s new initiative to “bring to Columbus a variety of brilliant musicians he has worked with ‘on the road’ and wants to bring home to us.” Series concerts will be held every 4 to 6 weeks, so stay tuned for future installments after watching these four master musicians collaborate on Sunday! Keep reading for full details from Floyd.
COPIOUS NOTES LAUNCHES THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES TO WELCOME MUSICIANS TO THE COLUMBUS JAZZ AUDIENCE
Copious Notes, Columbus’ upscale, grotto-like music venue located in the Brewery District, is proud to announce the first of the Spotlight Series as an extension of the weekly Bobby Floyd Showcase. The Spotlight Series will be held every 4 – 6 weeks with the first one scheduled for Sunday, March 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. featuring vibraphonist Dick Sisto (www.dicksisto.com).
This inaugural Spotlight Series show will be one of the many opportunities Bobby and Dick have had to collaborate since their first meeting at the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Workshop in Louisville, but it will the first time they’ll perform together on a Columbus stage. Tickets for this show will be $20 for VIP reserved seats, $15 advance general admission and $20 general admission at the door. Tickets can be purchased at www.copiouscolumbus.com.
Bobby Floyd is a nationally known jazz pianist and B3 organist who lives in Columbus. His career has taken him around the world, playing concerts, clubs, and festivals with many of the great jazz masters of our time. He has established strong relationships of mutual respect with many artists and, in doing so, those artists have expressed a desire to work with him again and are eager to come to Columbus to do so.
“I am pleased that Copious Notes is committed to helping me bring these artists here so that Columbus can also experience a taste of what I do when I travel,” says Bobby.
All of the Showcases are great entertainment, but when you see “Spotlight Series” with a Showcase announcement, know that you are in for a special evening.