Cynthia Wilson with the Birdsong Quartet In Concert

Cynthia Wilson with the Birdsong Quartet In Concert at the Jazz Cave at the Nashville Jazz Workshop on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

Grammy-nominated vocalist Cynthia Wilson is a well-known gospel artist, conductor, and clinician. What you may not know is that she’s also an outstanding jazz artist! Our good friend John Birdsong called us a few weeks back and excitedly let us know that we had to hear this phenomenal vocalist. As a result, we booked her for a jazz cave concert so you too can hear her!

Joining Cynthia will be Birdsong’s Quartet, an outstanding group of musicians with John on bass and Bryan Harrison (piano), Smitty Smith (drums), and Jonathan Rogerson (guitar)Don’t miss this one!

The band takes the stage at 7:30pm CST (Doors at 7:00pm).


Dr. Cynthia Wilson is a native of New Orleans,Louisiana. She is a Grammy nominee and was noted the “Best Female Vocalist” at the Gospel Choice Awards. Her recording credits have been nominated for several awards and she has been a featured soloist on a multitude of recording projects and shared the stage with noted music legends such as Nancy Wilson, the late Lionel Hampton, Patti LaBelle, Richard Smallwood, Edwin Hawkins (“Oh Happy Day”), Ken Medema, Shirley Caesar, Cissy Houston, and Rev. James Cleveland.

Birdsong is a well-known and loved jazz musician performing in the Nashville community for almost 40 years. He has also performed in Memphis with local and international acclaimed musicians Sonny Fortune, Frank Morgan, Ernie Watts, David Fathead Newman, Curtis Fuller and Donald Brown. He began his study of the double bass with Earl Gately and Ernie Syugyi.

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. We do not issue refunds. Masks are recommended for all patrons.

Proceeds from Nashville Jazz Workshop Digital Concerts (if streaming) go to the NJW Artist Fund. The Artist Fund is used to help support and create performance opportunities for area Jazz artists, bringing more Jazz to the community and paying artists for their work.