Red Young Trio In Concert

Red Young Trio In Concert at the Jazz Cave at the Nashville Jazz Workshop on Saturday, December 10th, 2022Bandleader and organist Red Young is joined by saxophonist Jeff Coffin, and drummer Chip Vayenas.

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


Noted record producer Kyle Lehning (Randy Travis, Kenny Rogers, George Jones) is also a passionate Hammond organ aficionado, so when Kyle talks about a B3 player, we sit up and take notice:

“Red Young, in the world of Hammond B3 players, is as close to a Renaissance man as you can get. He’s a master of rock, blues, jazz, B-Bop and fusion.  His experience in literally every kind of setting from organ/drum duos to big horn groups and everything in between makes him a one of a kind musician.”

Don’t miss a rare Nashville opportunity on December 10th to hear his 7:30pm performance and learn at his 1:00pm master class!If that isn’t enough, check out his trio-mates for this performance: Nashville’s own Jeff Coffin (saxophone) and Austin – Nashville) transplant Chip Vayenas on (drums).




Red Young: You have heard his work on recordings by Joan Armatrading, Dolly Parton, Eric Burdon, Marcia Ball, Ray Benson, Kirk Fletcher, Janiva Magness and others; TV shows such as Everybody Loves Raymond, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Osbornes; Movies such as In The Line Of Fire and Indecent Proposal;

Live performances from Austin City Limits (Eric Burdon. Amos Lee), HBO (Linda Ronstadt-Nelson Riddle), Rockpalast (Joan Armatrading, Eric Burdon) and touring with Eric Burdon, Linda Ronstadt, Joan Armatrading, Sonny & Cher and others in countless performances around the world.

Red uses his many skills as performer, vocalist, arranger, producer and personality to bring all of his various groups to life. The consummate musician and visionary. Red has no musical boundaries. It’s always an enlightening and entertaining experience whenever you see a Red Young performance.

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.


Red Young is a master of the Hammond B-3. He has performed and recorded on B-3 in many genres including Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, and Fusion. Red will be doing a master class on B-3 at the Jazz Workshop at 1PM on December 10 where he will play, demonstrate how to work the B-3, and take your questions. This would be a great master class for any fan of the B-3 and, in particular, keyboard players who want to become more familiar with the specifics of working the B-3.

Red Young “I’ve been playing the Hammond organ for 55+ years, much of that in studios, in concert and in clubs. Many don’t know much about the B3 other than it has keys and they have heard it on recordings or in concert. Many don’t know how it works, how to get sounds, what to do with your feet on the bass pedals, drawbar settings and basically what the capabilities of the instrument are even though it has been recorded for most of the century and one of the mosts versatile instruments every built.

It was designed in the 1930s and the A, B and C models built from 1935 until 1975. It has been used it in jazz, rock, country, gospel and jazz settings and it fits with every kind of music. The drawbars have more than a million combinations and I am still discovering new sounds.

I want to introduce the hammond to those that only know it as a big brown box or are scared to play it. Unlike keyboards and workstations and samples, it’s not self explanatory. I want to break down the intricacies of the organ and pass along why it’s such an incredible instrument.

Let’s explore the Hammond Organ together. Students will observe and ask questions and I explain and demonstrate as I go.”