NJW Jam Session
Sunday, October 12
The Jazz Cave
Nashville Jazz Workshop, 1319 Adams Street
The next Nashville Jazz Workshop jam sessions takes place Sunday, October 12 from 4-6 pm. The NJW Jam Session normally occurs on the 3rd Sunday of every month, but is on the 2nd Sunday this month.
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, October 12 w/ featured guest - Pianist Ryan Connors
Ryan Connors is a Nashville-based musician with a MM in Commercial Piano Performance from Belmont University. He made the move to Nashville from the Philadelphia area in 2012 after completing his Bachelor’s degree in classical percussion from West Chester University.
Ryan is the bandleader for the musical group Dynamo. The group tours, performing their original music and offering master classes for music programs throughout the country. While at home in Nashville, Ryan is the Music Director for Nicole Boggs. He also accompanies a number of vocalists, teaches jazz piano and gigs with a variety of jazz musicians. He is an active producer for the group Dynamo among other Nashville artists.
All instruments and vocalists are invited. Admission is free and anyone is welcome to attend.