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Bobby Floyd Trio at Shadowbox Live

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by Mark Subel on January 19, 2012

Shadowbox Live and Sax Entertainment proudly present The Bobby Floyd Trio. The series features Bobby’s straight-ahead jazz style of music along with his guest musicians providing various jazz styles including straight ahead, traditional and contemporary jazz.

Join us Saturday, January 21st at 6:30 pm for the series kick-off and first installment of the Bobby Floyd Trio and Friends Jazz Series. Admission is FREE and takes place in the Backstage Bistro area at the new home of Shadowbox Live, an extraordinary venue that offers an unparalleled and unique live experience that cannot be surpassed.

In August 2011, Shadowbox Live relocated to its new home with its return to what it considers its true home, downtown Columbus, where the theater now has enough space to accommodate both the ever-increasing audience demand and projected growth as Shadowbox Live looks towards the future. The new theater is located at 503 S. Front Street in downtown Columbus.

SAX Entertainment is a promotion, entertainment and management company specializing in artist development and management, concert promotion, venue entertainment and booking services. Also under the SAX Entertainment banner, the company runs a full service professional rehearsal studio, SAX Entertainment Rehearsal Studios, and a music academy, SAX Entertainment Music Academy. During the 2010-2011 school year, the academy was responsible for establishing and offering 186 free private instrumental and vocal music lessons to students in the Columbus City Schools, made possible solely by the compassionate giving of its’ staff and music instructors.

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. The prestige associated with Floyd’s international appearances can also be witnessed at home.

In his hometown, 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 Severinson, Artural Sandaval, 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.

Bobby Floyd currently performs with his band (Derek DiCenzo – Bass/Lead Guitar, Reggie Jackson – Drums). Members of the group add just the right mix of talent and experience to create the elements necessary to produce an appealing sound that goes well beyond live entertainment.

The Bobby Floyd Trio
Saturday, January 21, 2012
6:30 pm

Shadowbox Live
503 S. Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-416-7625

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