NJW Presents Rod McGaha

An original, online, “Jazz From Home” concert featuring Trumpeter Rod McGaha.


Rod McGaha is exactly what working musicians strive to be, a potent combination of virtuosity and unfettered artistic passion. But who are we to say so? Fair question. It has been said by more than a few that the good musicians know who are the good musicians; therefore . . .

“(Rod is) An important new and original voice.”
     – Max Roach

“When I first heard Trees (Rod), I got that same feeling I got when I first heard Wynton Marsalis . Some musicians just have that thing!”
     – Clark Terry

Raised in the “Windy City”, Rod’s incredible jazz trumpet playing has taken him through all of the major U.S. cities and many cities over seas. He has performed with such artists as Lou Rawls, The O’Jays, Bebe and Cece Winans, Take 6, Kirk Whalum, and Max Roach and his Brass Quintet. Rod studied music at DePaul University in Chicago, where he studied under jazz great Clark Terry. Rod and his family moved to Nashville in the early 90’s and he has been very successful with studio work, club dates, and with his own solo projects. Rod teaches styles and improvisation classes at NJW and performs regularly in the Jazz Cave.

Join us online Wednesday, April 14th at 7pm central time. Tickets are $10 each. The show will be available for viewing through April 18th.

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Rod is a master of music and photography. His performances are a unique experience not to be missed. You can see his latest NJW performance here: