1092 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH 43220
Dinner Music Series
Michael Occhipinti Quartet!
– Jazz –
Saturday, March 3 6:00pm
Special Four-Course Dinner with a Live Performance
$85 per guest plus beverages, tax & gratuity
Michael Occhipinti is a versatile, sound-scultping guitarist and composer/arranger, who has spent decades freely moving between jazz, chamber music, world music, r&b/funk, and anything involving modern guitar sounds. A nine-time JUNO Award nominee, Michael leads several acclaimed groups including The Sicilian Project, Shine On: The Universe of John Lennon, The Triodes, and the 16-piece group NOJO (Neufeld-Occhipinti Jazz Orchestra). Michael’s newest group IN ORBIT, is now booking dates for summer 2017 and features Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band) on saxophone, and Felix Pastorius on bass. Michael’s creative guitar playing has made him the ideal compliment to a diverse range of groups, including modern jazz singer Elizabeth Shepherd, Indian fusion group Avataar, classical ensemble Group of 27, Psychedelic Turkish group Minor Empire, pop and soul singer Lester McLean, improvising electronic group Junik, and chamber group The Gryphon Trio. He’s as happy playing clean rhythm guitar with his funk band Grooveyard as he is creating stunning ambient sounds behind vocalists such as Italy’s Pilar. The range of Michael’s musical experience is best illustrated in the many celebrated musicians Michael has performed with, including Tony Allen, Andrea Bocelli, The Cecilia String Quartet, Divine Brown, Don Byron, Bruce Cockburn, Jeff Coffin, Joe Lovano, The Toronto Symphony, Dominic Mancuso, Laila Biali, Ray Anderson, Dave Douglas, Michelle Willis, Sam Rivers, and Kenny Wheeler. Michael Occhipinti’s touring resume includes The Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy), the Festival Cultural de Zacatecas (Mexico), the Jazz Yatra (India), The Ubuntu Project (Netherlands), Musikfest (USA), and the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival (Canada).
Michael’s own projects explore everything from Sicilian culture to songwriters such as John Lennon and Bruce Cockburn, to instrumental New Orleans funk, to adventurous original music and big band arrangements of Pink Floyd. Michael has been commissioned to compose music for the Royal Conservatory of Music’s 21C Festival of new music (featuring The Gryphon Trio and Don Byron), for bassoonist Nadina Mackie-Jackson and trumpeter Guy Few and the Group of 27’s JUNO Nominated Canadian Concerto Vol. 1, and for the newest album by Quartetto Gelato 100% Canadian. Michael appears on the debut album by multi-instrumetalist Louis Simao, and is writing new arrangements for singer Yvette Tollar’s upcoming tribute to Joni Mitchell. A respected instructor, Michael teaches at Humber College, Centennial College, and The Royal Conservatory of Music, and often adds clinics to his touring schedule.
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 jazz 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.
Shrimp Court Bouillon
Tomato Compote and Micro Radish, Champagne Vinaigrette
Seafood & Crab Meat Coulibiac
with Spinach, Saffron Vin Blanc Sauce
Roasted Duck Breast
Black Olive Tapenade, Rosemary Honey Bordelaise
Sweet Potato Maple Cheesecake
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
85. 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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