Join local jazz icons, Christian Howes and Bobby Floyd this Sunday, January 6th as City Music Columbus hosts a Jazz Brunch at Via Vecchia Winery in the Brewery District. Longtime collaborators, Bobby Floyd’s unique and inspirational keyboard, piano, and organ complement Howes’ jazz violin perfectly. Their unique take on traditional gospel music draws in audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The $10 Brunch menu includes: Vegetable Strada, Ham and Cheese Strada, Bacon and Sausage, Home Fries, Breakfast Pastries, and Fresh Fruit Salad. Food available for purchase at the door as well as pre-concert online.
About Christian Howes
Christian Howes grew up in Columbus, Ohio and received a degree in Philosophy from the Ohio State University. Following 10 years in New York City making a name on the international jazz scene, he has recently returned to raise a family while anchoring his touring and educational activities from his hometown of Columbus.
The Minneapolis Tribune calls him “arguably the most intriguing young violinist in jazz,” while the Chicago Reader says, “Not since Jean-Luc Ponty has a violinist ranged from pure classical to fuzz tone rock to convincing jazz with such authority.”
Christian was awarded the #1 spot in Downbeat magazine’s Critics Poll (Rising Star Violin) in 2011. He was also nominated for “Violinist of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association in 2011. Read more about Christian.
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, his feel is unique and inspirational leading him to many distinguished appearances around the world.
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. (Read more about Bobby..)
Christian Howes and Bobby Floyd – Jazz Brunch
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 2pm
Via Vecchia Winery