NJW Jam Session
The next Nashville Jazz Workshop jam session takes place Sunday, November 20 from 4-6 pm.
The NJW Jam Session is a monthly community event hosted by Evan Cobb or Matt Endahl. Taking place every third Sunday of the month (typically), the popular session is a fertile ground for the large contingent of great jazz players and enthusiasts in Middle Tennessee. Geared for professionals, serious students of jazz, and those who love to listen, this jam session is a chance for players to hear each other, meet, and collaborate. The NJW Jam Session is an open forum, so we encourage listeners to ask questions. Each month a different featured guest leads the band and calls tunes. The event is completely FREE, but we do pass around a tip jar.
A few rules for newcomers:
1. First time players cannot use a real book!
2. If you're bringing an arrangement or original, please have printed copies transposed for E-flat, B-flat, and bass clef instruments.
3. Vocalists! If you're singing an uncommon tune or even a common tune in a strange key, it's best to bring charts for the rhythm section and horn players.
4. The jam is fully backlined with amps and drums, but please bring your own cords and drumsticks.
5. Soft drinks are available for purchase. All other food and beverages are BYO
This month's jam session is hosted by saxophonist David Williford, with special guest Jonathan Rogerson.
Jonathan Rogerson is a guitarist and composer living in Nashville TN. He has performed with jazz greats Warren Wolf and Gary Thomas as well as the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC. In 2004 he performed at the First World Guitar Congress along with Les Paul, The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, The Brazilian Guitar Quartet, Ralph Towner, Eric Johnson, Allan Holdsworth, and John Scofield. He was an original member of the Out Of Your Head Collective, a group based in Baltimore and Brooklyn dedicated to collective improvisation with musicians from any and all genres. Besides performing Jonathan fills his time working as an orchestrator, arranger, and producer.