Dave Powers

Lecturer
Jazz Studies

For over 34 years, two-time EMMY® Award winning composer and performer Dave Powers has been a vital part of the Columbus, Ohio music scene as a pianist, keyboardist, vocalist, entertainer and educator. Dave has traveled and performed nationally and internationally. Dave is a consultant and a frequent guest of the Public Television show "The Piano Guy," and has taught a series of master classes with "Piano Guy" host Scott Houston. Dave is also an adjunct faculty member of The Ohio State University School of Music.

Considered one of the most successful musicians in the Midwest, Dave manages to win over the hearts of all who hear him perform. From concerts to clubs and restaurants to corporate events and private parties, his vast repertoire is as diverse as the audience that he entertains. Dave has performed with noted performers such as Steve Allen, George Benson, Rusty Bryant, Buddy DeFranco, Mark Farner (of Grand Funk Railroad), Eric Gale, Terry Gibbs, Ernie Krivda, Wilbert Longmire, Johnny Lytle, ‘Blue’ Lou Marini (of the Blues Brothers), Joan Rivers, Arturo Sandoval, Grover Washington Jr. and many others. In addition, Dave is associated with the Jazz Arts Group of Columbus, and performs with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. Dave has been hosting a jazz concert series from his home, and has recently relocated to the Clintonville Women’s Club for The House Jazz Concert Series. Dave’s performance schedule and CDs are available online at www.davepowers.com.

Areas of Expertise
  • Jazz Piano
  • Composer/Pianist

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313A Hughes Hall
1899 College Rd
Columbus, OH 43210