B Side Social - Max McKellar
The Nashville Jazz Workshop continues its new series, the B-Side Social, Friday, August 18 at 7pm. We'll push back the tables for this fun, informal gathering featuring Max McKellar. Joining Max will be Ashton Kimbrough on piano, Dan Hagen on guitar, Simon Yeh on sax, Ross McReynolds on drums, and Alayna Renae on vocals.
Come hang out at the Jazz Cave for these B-Side Social events. Once a month NJW will feature up and coming artists in Nashville's continually growing jazz scene. With a lower ticket price -- $12 advance, $15 at the door -- and open seating, it makes for a great Friday night.
As with all events, NJW is always BYOB and BYOF.
Max McKellar was raised in a musical family, with a professional musician father. At age 11 he discovered the bass and realized it was the instrument for him. Through the direction of his father and other local musicians, Max began his music education. At age 14 he was accepted into Nashville School of the Arts where he graduated with the senior superlative “Most Talented”.
Throughout high school Max also took classes at the Nashville Jazz Workshop, where he started honing his jazz knowledge. He began gigging regularly with several bands, and became proficient in multiple styles ranging from straight-ahead jazz to pop and funk to Cuban and Brazilian styles.
After high school, Max attended Middle Tennessee State University for two years before transferring to Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he completed a Bachelors Degree in Music Performance. While at Berklee he continued to develop his proficiency on the bass, winning the highest academic honors and performing with esteemed faculty members and other legendary players. He also took part in recitals, recording sessions, local gigs, and concerts, as well as touring in Europe and Asia.
Since returning to Nashville Max has been performing inventive music with top-notch musical colleagues. Max’s versatility and consistent musicality are his hallmarks.
The show is Friday, Aug 18 and begins at 7pm. Tickets are $12 advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are available from Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets are also available by phone 24/7 at 800-838-3006, or during daytime business hours at 615-242-5299.