Snap on 2&4 w/ The Chester Thompson Trio 2013

Our August 23 Snap on 2&4 concert will feature the legendary Chester Thompson and his trio, with Joe Davidian (piano) and Michael Rinne (bass). This is no ordinary piano trio! Each member is a leader in his own right, contributing fresh, inventive arrangements of contemporary and standard material.

The Trio rocked the Jazz Cave last time around. Since then they've released a CD, Approved, and are fresh from a European tour. You won't want to miss this, their second appearance at the Jazz Workshop!

From Jazz (Weather Report), to Rock (Frank Zappa and the Mothers), to Pop (Genesis/Phil Collins) to Gospel (Ron Kenoly), Chester Thompson has surpassed the boundaries of musical genres. Chester's performance and recording experiences have influenced over three decades of music and musicians. Whether he is playing drum kit or percussion, Chester's masterful subtleties and unyielding time create the firm musical foundation for any musical genre. Every time Chester plays he gives 110% - there is no such thing as practice.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Chester started playing in local nightclubs at age 13. He has spent extended periods of time in various musical centers including Los Angeles, CA and London. After a heavy touring schedule in the 1970s, 80s and 1990s, Chester and his family now call Nashville home. He serves on the faculty of Belmont University, as well as right here at NJW!

Joining Chester on piano is the brilliant Joe Davidian. Joe recorded his critically acclaimed debut CD "For the Birds" while still in high school. He went on to earn both a bachelors and Masters degree from the University of Miami and has backed some of the biggest names in jazz, as well as recording and touring with his own masteful trio, JD3. Holding down the bass in the trio is Michael Rinne. A Vanderbilt grad and versatile on both electric and upright bass, Rinne has quickly become one of Nashville's most in-demand sidemen and studio musicians. 

Admission is $20 / $10 high school and college students with ID. Tickets will go onsale online on this page and by phone (242-5299) Monday, Aug. 12 at 10AM. 



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