The Chris Comer Trio will be performing at The VIEW 162 rooftop jazz lounge at the Dayton Crowne Plaza Hotel on New Years Eve, Dec 31 2013. The performance will begin 8pm through the Midnight hour. Chris Comer on piano, joined by longtime Dayton bassist Vinnie Marshall and on drums Bart Foster from Cincinnati, originally from Perrysburg Ohio. Chris Comer performs jazz standards and classic jazz compositions.
Having received the above on Chris Comer’s NYE gig got me to thinking about all the music Rosemary and I have taken in over the years at the top of the Crowne. Aside for our own Monday Night Jazz Series for one season (after football) we attended many events by the likes of Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers, the Shawn Stanley Trio, the John Slate Trio and Tammy Powell with Randy Villars. In life, things change; the hotel got new owners, remodeling began and the music dried up; After what seemed like a long dry spell I started receiving messages and flyer postings and recently attended musical entertainment by Randy Fankell, Deron Bell and James & Moore. There have been changes; the remodeling turned out extremely well and I’ll really miss some of the old acts but some things remain the same. The atmosphere is that of a true jazz lounge, laid back, relaxing and comfortable with one of the best views in town. They now call it “View 162” instead of “Top of the Crowne” but it’s still the best bad weather venue with Event Center parking and a skywalk right to the hotel for a great high and dry entertainment experience. One big improvement derived from the remodeling; the main dining room is next and open to the lounge area so now folks may choose to sit close to the music or pick a more remote location according to their desires.
As to celebrating New Years Eve, the Chris Comer Trio is a Cincinnati group that is quickly becoming a Dayton favorite at the Crowne. It’s my understanding the hotel has a special NYE dinner offering at $60 per person and there is no cover charge for the music, which has to make this one of the best New Year’s celebration deals around. Call in to confirm my information and to make your reservations.
More Upcoming Music at the Crowne:
Here is their January schedule – call the phone number below for times and information:
Fri 1/10 James and Pamela Moore
Sat 1/11 Randy Fankell and the Jazz Militia
Fri 1/17 Tim Jennens
Sat 1/18 Chris Comer Trio
Fri 1/24 James and Pamela Moore
Sat 1/25 Tim Jennens