Cabaret at the Workshop w/ Nan Gurley & Stan Tucker
The Nashville Jazz Workshop is pleased to present the next installment in its Cabaret at the Workshop series: IT’S GOOD TO HAVE YOU NEAR AGAIN - an evening of music featuring singer Nan Gurley and pianist Stan Tucker, for two nights only, Thursday, June 21 and Friday June 22, at 8pm each evening.
Nan Gurley sings an evening of the best of musical theater with Stan Tucker on piano, Roger Spencer on bass, Aaron Smith on drums, and select surprise guests throughout the evening.
Nan Gurley is best known for her extensive work on the local stage in roles such Mama Rose in GYPSY, Amanda Wingfield in THE GLASS MANAGERIE, Mrs. Beaver in THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, the Witch in INTO THE WOODS, Carlotta in PHANTOM and Dolly Levi in HELLO DOLLY!
She has also performed in THE SEAGULL, CYRANO, THE LITTLE FOXES, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, CRIMES OF THE HEART and THE STORYBUILDERS. For these roles, she received a “Tennie Award” by The Tennesseean.
In the mid-90s she traveled with her one-women show, THE DIARY OF OPAL WHITELEY, throughout the Southeast and also performed it at the Spoleto Arts Festival in Charleston, SC.
Nan has been as a soloist for the Nashville Symphony, having performed Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 under the baton of Kenneth Schermerhorn. She also was a soloist for a Nashville Symphony pops concert, A TRIBUTE TO ALAN AND MARILYN BERGMAN, conducted by Ron Huff.
Nan is currently producing a new musical called THE LAST DAYS OF BUSTER DRUMWRIGHT which she co-wrote with her husband, Wayne, and friends Jim Weber and Billy Sprague. Nan travels and sings with her friend Bonnie Keen in their two-woman musical entitled WOMEN WHO DARE TO BELIEVE.
Nan will be joined onstage by one of her early career coaches and mentors, New York-based pianist Stanley Tucker, who’s conducting/pianist credits include the Broadway productions of AIDA, CATS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He has served in various capacities in the worldwide productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, starting as keyboardist for the Broadway production, to being named Music Director/Conductor of the world tour in 2012. For the past 12 years, Stanley has been an adjunct faculty member/conductor in the Vocal Performance Program at New York University’s Steinhardt School.
Born in Gallatin, Stanley studied piano at the then-titled Blair Academy of Music and continued with his Bachelor of Music studies at Peabody College, and completed his Master of Music degree at Indiana University. Stan was the first Music Director for Tennessee Repertory Theater, and has conducted for Opryland, the Nashville Symphony, Nashville Ballet, and composed music for Tennessee Dance Theater.
Tickets will go on sale Monday, June 11 at 10:00am, and are $25 ($15 for high school and college students). Advance purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets will be available onlline from Brown Paper Tickets, by phone 24/7 at 800-838-3006, or 615-242-5299 during business hours.
Policies: The Jazz Cave is a BYOB establishment, with no alcohol or food service. You are free to bring alcoholic beverages and snacks. We sell soft drinks and bottled water. The Jazz Cave is a listening room, and we ask patrons to keep conversation to a minimum and silence cell phones. Flash Photography, and Audio and video recording is prohibited.