Snap on 2&4 w/ Jonathan Wires

On Friday, Sept 1 at 8pm the Nashville Jazz Workshop presents Bassist Jonathan Wires.

Jonathan Wires is a performing bassist, composer, and educator. After earning a BA in Music Performance from the University of Memphis, he pursued a Master's at Middle Tennessee State University. He now teaches a wide array of classes at MTSU and Nashville State Community College, including Introduction to Music, Jazz Bass, Jazz Composition, Improvisation, and Jazz Combo Ensemble. He served on the staff the Vermont Jazz Institute and Nashville Jazz Workshop. Jonathan recorded on 30+ records in a variety of musical settings and contributed to the soundtrack of Craig Brewer’s 2007 film "Black Snake Moan.” In addition to touring Europe and China, Jonathan performed with a variety of other artists, including Frank Lowe, Mike Rojas, Jim White, Pat Bergeson, Reggie Thomas, Annie Sellick, Billy Bang, Bill Cunliffe, Michael Marcus, Jesus Santandreu, Don Aliquo, Alvin Fielder, Michael Jefry Stevens, and Jeff Coffin. In 2016 Jonathan released “Weaving,” his first recording as a composer and performer, for Ear Up Records. The project was produced by and features the Grammy-nominated Jeff Coffin.

Jonathan will be joined by a stellar ensemble: Josh Hunt - drums, Evan Cobb - winds, Rahsaan Barber - winds and Matt Endahl - piano

Tickets for this event will be $25.00 Adult /$15.00 Student and will be available starting Monday August 21 for advance purchase online at phone 24/7 at Brown paper tickets (800-838-3006), or by phone during business hours at NJW (242-5299).  A small convenience charge is added to online or 800-number purchases.

The Nashville Jazz Workshop is a nonprofit organization offering classes for all ages, instruments, and levels, public performances, and special events for the community. The Jazz Workshop is located in the Neuhoff Complex at the end of Monroe Street in East Germantown. For further information, contact the Nashville Jazz Workshop at 615-242-JAZZ (5299).