Music City Big Band, “Irrational Exuberance”

Join the Music City Big Band in the Jazz Cave at the Nashville Jazz Workshop on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023 for a wonderful program of original music, “Irrational Exuberance” by Bandleader and trumpeter Casey Brefka. Casey is joined by a top notch band of Nashville’s finest musicians. The band takes the stage at 7:30pm CST (Doors at 7:00pm). 


Reeds: Jovan Quallo, Emily Verschoor-Kirss, Dan Hitchcock, David Williford, Chris West
Trumpets: Rob Quallich, Emmanuel Echem, Andrew Carney, Zachery Douglas
Trombones: Jeff Adams, Desmond Ng, Josh Scalf, Phil Smith
Guitar: Ben Rice
Piano: Will Padgett
Bass: Katie Blomarz
Drums: Sofia Goodman
Composer, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Valve Trombone: Casey Brefka

MUSIC CITY BIG BAND: Founded in 2017, the Music City Big Band’s mission is both to keep the tradition of big band jazz alive in the heart of Music City, Nashville, Tennessee, but also to showcase bright, young, diverse talent in jazz musicians and composers who live and work in Nashville. After a successful debut, Music City Big Band was awarded the 2018 Nashville Independent Music Award for Best Jazz Group.

The musicians who have played with Music City Big Band represent many races, genders, and backgrounds, and have performed with many big-name artists, both live and in the studio. These top-notch, world-class musicians bring exciting jazz to their audiences, both classics of the big band era, and contemporary jazz by up-and-coming new composers and arrangers.

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.