NJW Jam Session

The next Nashville Jazz Workshop jam session takes place Sunday, November 15 from 4-6 pm.

The NJW Jam Session is a monthly community event hosted by Evan Cobb. 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 special guest: Trumpeter Tyler Mire

Nashville based Tyler Mire is a trumpeter and award-winning composer/arranger who has had the pleasure of performing with The Mavericks, Sam Moore, The Temptations, Frankie Valli, Aretha Franklin, Tierra Cali, Idina Menzel, Mike Ferris, Anderson East, Wayne Bergeron, Lyle Mays, John Clayton, Conrad Herwig, Terrell Stafford, Andy Timmons, Chattanooga Symphony and a slew of other notable music makers. As a performer Tyler has traveled to Europe, Canada, and all over the continental United States. In addition, Tyler has recorded sessions for Tokyo Disneyland, SeaWorld San Diego, Marty Stuart, Tim Rushlow as well as various gospel, pop, and country artists. As an educator, Tyler teaches Commercial Trumpet at Belmont University.

Tyler's first passion is big band jazz and leads an 18 piece big band, the “Tyler Mire Big Band” where he plays trumpet and composes/arranges. The band has released two albums, “Enter the Atmosph-Mire” and “Movin’ Day”. Both are available on CD Baby, Itunes, and Amazon.