Contemporary Jazz Series w/ Tom Hemby
Sunday, May 6
The Jazz Cave
Nashville Jazz Workshop, 1319 Adams Street
The next Contemporary Jazz Series event at NJW is Sunday, May 6 at 7pm, and features award-winning guitarist Tom Hemby.
Tom Hemby has lived and worked in Nashville as an active musician since 1978. Upon his arrival to the Nashville community he soon became an active touring musician, backing artists such as "The Imperials" and Amy Grant. His touring career soon evolved into a recording career as a studio guitarist/ producer/ songwriter. He has worked in one capacity or another with an amazing array of Nashville's best known stars, winning a Grammy for his producing of CCM artist Bruce Carroll as well as four Dove awards. The latest Dove Award was for his solo acoustic project in 2004 which won "Instrumental Album Of The Year." Read all about Tom and hear tracks from his 2010 CD In the Moment at www.tomhemby.com.
Joining Tom for the show will be a fantastic band, including Michael Whittaker (piano), Mark Douthit (saxophone), Derico Watson (drums), and Craig Nelson (bass).
Downbeat for the show is 7pm. General admission seating is $15 / $10 for students with ID's. No advance ticket purchases.
About the series: The Contemporary Jazz Series, hosted by Rahsaan Barber, is designed to present new, original, and cutting edge jazz that may not have been heard before in the Jazz Cave. Describing "contemporary jazz," series host Rahsaan Barber explained that "just as the jazz of Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie was influenced by musicians’ and audiences’ affinities for the blues of Beale Street and the bright lights of Broadway, so it is with contemporary jazz, which draws much influence from more modern strains of American music -- including funk, gospel, hip hop -- and more international 'cargo,' including Indian ragas, Cuban descargas and European classical music."
High School & College Students: $10.00
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