1092 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH 43220
Dinner Music Series
Jazz – Grand Piano
Friday, August 31st 6:00pm
Enjoy a Special Four-Course Dinner with a Live Performance
$100 per guest (plus beverages, tax & gratuity)
With his debut Mack Avenue Records recording, REACH, singularly talented pianist and five-time Grammy® Award nominee Christian Sands is stretching into exciting progressive territory as he breaks new ground traversing from the straight-ahead zone into fresh-sounding music influenced by a range of styles, from Afro-Cuban rhythms to hip-hop beats to dirty blues with an edge. That’s impressive for a youngster who is just 27. “The collection here is about reaching new ideas and reaching new music,” he says. “I’m reaching from past recordings to bring in the future, which is really all about finding myself. It’s a chance to express my experience.”
REACH becomes one more milestone in Sands’ auspicious career that stretches back to his New Haven, Connecticut upbringing. Having started playing piano at four years old, composing his first piece of music at age five, starting music classes at eight, and becoming a professional at ten, Sands was well-prepared to attend such prestigious schools as the Neighborhood Music School and the Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven (he later received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Manhattan School of Music).
But a key moment came when he attended the Jazz in July summer workshop at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst when he was in high school. That was where he met and began his mentorship with Dr. Billy Taylor. “I was 13 or 14 and I studied with Dr. Taylor,” Sands says. “After the first week, he asked me to stay a second. I went on to take private lessons with him and master classes. He became my music grandfather; I went to his house in the Bronx and we’d talk about different music such as his piano heroes like Art Tatum and then bands I was listening to, including The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, John Legend and he was hip to all this.”
Sands has built a stellar trio here, including bassist Yasushi Nakamura and drummer Marcus Baylor. The album also features guests Gilad Hekselman on guitar, Marcus Strickland on tenor saxophone and bass clarinet, and percussionist Cristian Rivera. He even convinced his producer to make a cameo appearance, bowing his bass at the end of the slow tempo “Use Me.”
Columbus’ most intimate Dinner Music Experience!
Hosted in our upstairs private room
Unlike other “background music” venues,
we present a private “concert” experience, front and center.
Therefore, for the consideration of other guests, we ask that you
please consider not conversing loudly during the performance.
You may arrive between 5:30 to 5:45.
The evening features a special four-course dinner served with the live performance.
The first two or three courses will be served between 6:00 and 7:00.
The concert performance begins at 7:00.
If you are unable to arrive at 6:00, please let us know
and we can make arrangements to accommodate you.
Chilled Poached Barramundi
Snow Peas Julienne, Caramelized Shallots,
Saffron and Red Bell Pepper Vinaigrette
Lobster, Black Truffle & Vichyssoise Tarte
Sun Dried Tomato Emulsion
Grilled Artichoke & Fennel Crusted
Beef Filet Mignon
Oven Roasted, finished with Tarragon Bordelaise
Champagne Sour Cherry & Mirabelle Clafoutis
with Strawberry and Burgundy Coulis
The menu changes for each Dinner Music Event.
This is a set menu served for the event, however we are able to make adjustments in advance.
We do not take dinner orders during the event.
So, when making reservations, please let us know of any dietary concerns.
Phone reservations required – No online reservations
Please call 614-451-9774
Special Four-Course Dinner with Live Performance
100. per guest
(plus beverages, tax & gratuity)
*Seating is limited to the first 38 guests
We invite you to please support the Arts in Columbus!
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