Pat Coil Live at NJW

On Saturday, June 8 at 8pm, the Nashville Jazz Workshop welcomes pianist Pat Coil for a return engagement in the Jazz Cave. Pat’s performances are always top-notch, and this one should be no exception! Pat will be joined by drummer Danny Gottlieb, bassist Craig Nelson, saxophonist Mark Douthit, and guitarist Pat Bergeson.

Pat is an accomplished pianist, composer, producer, arranger, studio musician and artist. He has toured Japan, South America, Europe and the U.S. with such artists as Michael McDonald, Carmen McCrae, Olivia Newton John, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Woody Herman and many others. Partial recording credits include Natalie Cole, Trisha Yearwood, Ernie Watts, Carmen McCrae, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Kenny Rogers, Travis Tritt, Peter Cetera, Woody Herman, Scott Henderson, and Michael McDonald. His talent spans the musical spectrum of jazz, pop, R&B, gospel, and country.

He has performed on hundreds of TV and film scores; and has composed, produced and performed on countless underscores heard on a variety of media all over the world. Pat taught jazz piano, combos, and improvisation at Middle Tennessee State University, and was an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the University Of North Texas.

Pat currently tours with Michael McDonald, and makes numerous appearances with his own group. He has recorded six solo jazz albums of his own, the third one being a collaboration with Lyle Mays. ‘True North’ and ‘Bird House’ are available at and

Pat is working on a new release of his original music, titled “Music for Humans . . . and other species.” We’re looking forward to the band’s June 8 concert, which will include several selections from the forthcoming project!

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There will be two sets beginning at 8:00 pm in the Jazz Cave at the Workshop. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 27 at 10am, and are $25 ($15 for high school and college students). Advance purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets are available online from and are also available by phone at 800-838-3006 24/7 or 615-242-5299 during business hours.