Snap on 2&4 w/ Mel Deal


The Nashville Jazz Workshop is excited to announce the first Snap on 2&4 of the new year Friday, January 12, 8pm, with one of Nashville's finest and most versatile jazz guitarists, Mel Deal.

Mel has worked in venues ranging from solo jazz guitar to The Nashville Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with many pop and country music stars, including Michael Feinstein, Rita Coolidge, and Jimmy Webb. He has also performed with jazz/blues artists including Ricky Woodard, Gatemouth Brown, Groove Holmes, Gene Bertoncini, and Mundell Lowe.

In addition to a playing career, Mel is part of the faculty at The Nashville Jazz Workshop. He has taught jazz guitar clinics at The University Of N. Alabama, Hume Fogg and Battleground Academy, and has been a guitar instructor at Montgomery Bell Academy for fifteen years.

As an instrumentalist, he has performed with the Nashville Symphony, The Nashville Opera Co., The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, The Nashville Chamber Orchestra, The Birmingham Symphony, Midland/Odessa Texas Symphony, and The Germantown Chamber Orchestra in Memphis, TN. Artists he has performed with include: Michael Feinstein, Melba Moore, Lorna Luft, Idina Menzel, Rita Coolidge, and Jimmy Webb, Ricky Woodard, Gatemouth Brown, Groove Holmes, Gene Bertoncini, Jack Wilkins, Mark Feldman, Paul McCandless, and Mundell Lowe.

Mel was a close friend and student of the late jazz guitar great Jimmy Raney, and is one of the foremost authorities in the area on Raney's music and style.

The show will consist of 2 sets, beginning at 8pm. Admission is $25 / $15 high school and college students with ID. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, January 2 at 10AM and will be available online on this page or by phone 24/7 at Brown Paper Tickets (800-838-3006) or during business hours at the NJW office (242-5299).