2021 Couch Concert

Counch concert art with man playing the guitar and a couch with spotlight

2021 Virtual Couch Concert: Celebrate with us!

Thursday, October 7 | 6:30 p.m. EST

Kick off this year's homecoming festivities by relaxing at home and joining us for the ODI Couch Concert. Get your groove on from the comfort of your living room while listening to some smooth jazz and R&B from the Dwight Bailey Band. The hits won't quit as we celebrate being Buckeyes and our unwavering commitment and advocacy on behalf of historically underrepresented students, faculty and staff.

In partnership with the Black Alumni Society, Latinx Alumni Society and Young Scholars Program Alumni Society.


Music provided by the Dwight Bailey Band

Although he was born in Detroit and is very proud of his childhood connection to the “Motor City”, Dwight Bailey credits much of his musical development to the heavy influence of musicians based in Central Ohio. During his teenage years Dwight began playing predominately gospel and worked with artist like Bobby Jones, LaShaun Pace, Dawkins & Dawkins, Anointed, Kim Rutherford and Douglas Miller. It wasn't until his college years, at The Ohio State University that he was inspired to learn more about jazz and other styles of music. He began to study the double bass with several teachers such as Eddie Brookshire, Dr. Milton Ruffin, Dr. Paul Robinson, Doug Richeson, Roger Hines & Dr. Solona Lee (American School of Double Bass).

Dwight has spent the last several years touring all over the world and has performed on some of the most prestigious platforms in music, such as the Monterey Bay Blues/Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, The London Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall and the Primivera Music Festival, to name a few. He has held down the low end at the world famous Hollywood Bowl for artist like the Blind Boys of Alabama, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terence Blanchard, Nicholas Payton, Arturo Sandoval, Anthony Hamilton, TelMary, Marcus Belgrave and his boss of 3 years, 6-time Grammy Award Winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Dr. John. Today, he continues to tour with various artists and enjoys playing the local scenes in both Ohio and Michigan.


Please contact Kimberly Lowe McCalla at mccalla.27@osu.edu.