Snap on 2&4 w/ Jim Ferguson

Our second Snap on 2&4 event of the year will be Saturday, January 26 at 8pm and will feature bassist and vocalist Jim Ferguson, with a drummerless trio including pianist Joe Davidian and saxophonist Rahsaan Barber.

Jim has made many appearances at the Jazz Cave as leader and sideman, but this will be a unique format for him. Placing three exceptional musicians in a setting with plenty of space for creative improvisation and musical conversation, the music can take new and unexpected directions. Think of it as three of Nashville's finest players working without a net!   

In his early career, Jim was the bassist for NPR's "The American Popular Song", with Alec Wilder and Loonis McGlohon, where he performed with the likes of the great Joe Williams and pianist Marian McPartland. In 1979, he began lessons with bassist Michael Moore in New York City and studied and played with bassist Red Mitchell. Eventually returning to South Carolina and earning a Master of Music Degree, Jim has been a staple of the Nashville music scene since the early 80's and has performed with countless artists across multiple genres, including such jazz artists as Teddy Wilson, Kenny Burrell, Mose Allison, and Stephane Grappelli - as well as a long partnership with country/pop artist Crystal Gayle. He is faculty at both NJW and MTSU. 

Jim has two critically acclaimed CD's as a leader: 1999's Not Just Another Pretty Bass and a year later, 2000's Deep Summer Music. For several years he has been collaborating with legendary guitarist Mundell Lowe. The duo released Haunted Heart in 2007.

For this show, Jim has chosen two of Nashville's finest sidemen: the brilliant pianist Joe Davidian and rising star on the saxophone Rahsaan Barber! Both men are skilled bandleaders in their own right and they are two of the most dynamic improvisors anywhere. Expect exceptional soloing and creative interplay from all three members of the trio, for a special night of jazz. 

The show will consist of 2 sets, beginning at 8pm. Admission is $20 / $10 high school and college students with ID. Tickets will go on sale Monday, January 14 at 10AM and will be available online on this page or by phone 24/7 at Brown Paper Tickets (800-838-3006) or during business hours at the NJW office (242-5299). A small convenience charge is added to online or 800-number purchases. 

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