NJW Presents Chester Thompson
Join us on Friday, May 3 at 8pm as the Nashville Jazz Workshop welcomes back master drummer Chester Thompson to the Jazz Cave.
Nashville is incredibly fortunate to have a musician of Chester Thompson's caliber. The Jazz Workshop is especially fortunate to have the drummer as a faculty member and artist! With three decades of performing and recording under his belt, Chester has influenced countless musicians in the fields of jazz, pop, rock, and gospel. Aside from a stint with Weather Report, Chester's resume also includes tours with Frank Zappa, Genesis, and Phil Collins.
Chester's two recent trio CDs have received critical acclaim and nationwide exposure. "Simpler Times" was released in 2015 and went to #5 on the national Jazz Charts; and "Approved" was released in 2013. A new CD, "Steppin," with former Weather Report bandmate Alphonso Johnson, is about to be released.
There will be two sets beginning at 8:00 pm in the Jazz Cave at the Workshop. Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 22 at 10am, and are $25 ($15 for high school and college students). Advance purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets will be available online, by phone at 800-838-3006 24/7 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. Audio and video recording is prohibited. Ticket sales are final.