NJW Jam Session
Sunday, August 24
The Jazz Cave
Nashville Jazz Workshop, 1319 Adams Street
The next Nashville Jazz Workshop jam sessions takes place Sunday, August 24 from 4-6 pm. (Note: jam sessions are usually the 3rd Sunday of each month, but this month's is the 4th Sunday)
Jam sessions are led by saxophonist Evan Cobb and his quartet, with a featured guest artist each month. Participation is designed for musicians of all ability levels. Besides playing (or singing) a few choice selections, the guest artist will speak about the songs they selected, learning tunes in general, and their personal experiences with jam sessions. The host band will also provide the guest artist with a new tune (with copies for everyone in attendance) so that the audience can hear how a professional dissects a chart on the fly while on the bandstand! All in attendance at the jam will also receive a copy of a tune (most likely a blues) for them to try in just the same manner as the featured guest. The focus of the workshop jazz jam will be to learn about playing, listening critically, and the process of jam sessions altogether.
The Next Jam Session is Sunday, August 24, w/ featured guest, pianist Michael Rojas.
Michael attended Houston's renowned High School for the Performing and Visual Arts which also produced keyboard standouts Jason Moran and Robert Glasper. Michael is one of Nashville's most prolific session players and received the ACM Award for Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year in 2013.
All instruments and vocalists are invited. Admission is free and anyone is welcome to attend.