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Hot Nuts!

October 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1092 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH 43220
$75 plus tax & gratuity
(614) 451-9774


Hot Nuts!

 – Gypsy Jazz –

Saturday, October 7th    6:00pm
Enjoy a Special Four-Course Dinner with a Live Performance
$75 per guest (plus beverages, tax & gratuity)


 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.

—-The “Hot Nuts” consists of Mark Rubinstein, Accordion,
Byron Rooker Clarinet, flute & sax, Collin Lazarski, guitar,
and Doug Richeson on bass

This quarter was formed with the love of this style of music “Gypsy Jazz”.  The members of this quartet have a refined knowledge and background of the Golden Period of American Jazz. We perform the American Standard Classics along with French Classics that were made popular by Django Reinhardt and Stefan Grappelli and many other Jazz Greats.

Byron Rooker, Saxophone, Clarinet and Flute:  Has over fifty years experience as a professional musician. Byron performs in a wide variety of settings ranging from Jazz to Rock & Roll, to Broadway shows and Classical music. He is the Lead Alto Sax with the “Columbus Jazz Orchestra” and is a Founding Member of C.J.O.

Mark Rubinstein, Pianist and Accordion:  Mark performs Internationally with many Greats such as: Jazz Flutist, Herbie Mann, Jazz Bassist Eddie Gomez, Klezmer Juggernaut Big Galut(e), Saxophonist Bunky Green and European Tours with critically acclaimed songwriters Dirk Hamilton and George Carver. Mark is also Audio Engineer for the School of Music at O.S.U., where he oversees recording activities and teaches courses in Audio Production.

Colin Lazarski, Guitaist: Performs and teaches in Columbus.  He performs often with local artists such as: Dave Powers, Andy Woodson, Tony Monaco, “Vaughn Weister’s Famous Jazz Orchestra”, “The Columbus Jazz Orchestra”. Colin leads the “Trinidaddies” and is a member of the “New Basics Brass Band” and the “Jesse and the Royal Tycoons”.

Douglas Richeson, Bassist: Douglas has performed, toured and recorded with such Greats such as: Tony Bennett with the “Ralph Sharon Trio”, ”Phil Collins Big Band”, New York guitarist, Gene Bertoncini, Baritone Sax, Gerry Mulligan, Saxophonist Harry Allen, Maureen McGovern, Columbus Symphony Pops, Cincinnati Jazz Pianist Phil DeGreg. You can hear Doug performing in Columbus with “Speak Easy” along with Guitarist Tom Carroll and Violinist Andy Carlson. Doug is also Principle Bassist with the Newark/Granville Symphony Orchestra. You can hear Doug on recordings with Tony Bennett: “Steppin Out”, “Here’s to the Ladies” and “M.T.V. Unplugged”

Phil Collins Big Band, “A Hot Night in Paris”, He currently freelances in Columbus and Cincinnati and also teaches Bass at Denison University School of Music. —-

The Menu

Chilled Smoked Shrimp, Smoked Scallop
& Basmati Rice Ragout
Saffron Vinaigrette


Pumpkin Gratin with Pork Belly Tart
Grand Cru Gruyere, Petit Pois Francaise Coulis


Slow Roasted Ohio Leg of Lamb
Goat Cheese Crostini, Parsley Garlic Lamb Jus


Caramelized Apple Strudel
with Cranberry in Brandy, Vanilla Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce


 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
75. 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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Jazz Arts Group Columbus


Greater Columbus Arts Council