Snap on 2&4 w/ Don Aliquo & Lori Mechem - 2013

Another year of performances in the Jazz Cave is drawing to a close! The last Snap on 2&4 of 2013 will be on Friday, December 13 - and will feature saxophonist Don Aliquo and pianist Lori Mechem. The Mechem/Aliquo pairing is an NJW tradition for ending the year, and it is always incredible!

Don Aliquo hails from Pittsburgh, where he grew up listening to and learning from the city's jazz legends. Following in the footsteps of his father, a well-respected jazz artist himself, Don spent his formative years performing with many of the regions greats. Fortunately for us, he eventually landed in Tennessee where he is a professor in MTSU's Jazz Studies program, and has a busy schedule teaching, performing, and recording. His latest CD, entitled Sun and Shield, features veteran jazz masters Rufus Reid (bass), Jim McNeely (piano), and the dynamic drummer Obed Calvaire. At home in virtually all jazz styles, Don's technical brilliance is matched only by his taste and melodic sense. More at

Lori Mechem is, of course, one of the founders, and Executive Director, of the Nashville Jazz Workshop. Besides mentoring hundreds of students and running one of the most unique and successful jazz programs in the country, she is also a gifted player and composer. With seven CD's to her credit as a leader, her influences range from Count Basie to Gene Harris to Antonio Carlos Jobim. Her most recent release is the beautiful duo CD with vocalist Sandra Dudley, All Of My LIfe

What you get from pairing two such talents is an evening of jazz that promises to be exciting, unpredictable, and most of all swinging. Joining Don and Lori will be Roger Spencer on bass and Chris Brown on drums. 

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, December 2 at 10AM and will be available online on this page, by phone 24/7 at brown paper tickets (800-838-3006), or by phone during business hours at NJW (242-5299).  A small convenience charge is added to online or 800-number purchases. 

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