Rod McGaha Quintet
Due to unforeseen circumstances the 6:30pm performance of the Youth Ensemble has had to be canceled. The Rod McGaha Quintet will perform as scheduled at 7:30pm. Patrons arriving at the original time will be able to view Rod’s artwork, which will be on display as part of the event.
Celebrate International Jazz Day on Saturday, April 30th with the Rod McGaha Quintet at 7:30pm. Joining Rod McGaha (trumpet), will be Don Aliquo (saxophone) Lori Mechem (piano), Roger Spencer (bass), and John Alvey (drums). Opening for the quintet is the Nashville Youth Jazz Ensemble B.A.S.I.E Combo at 6:30pm.
The B.A.S.I.E Combo band takes the stage at 6:30pm CST. The Rod McGaha Quintet performs at 7:30pm. (Doors at 6:00pm).
About Rod McGaha 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 has been very successful with studio work, club dates, and with his own solo projects.
About the Nashville Youth Jazz Ensemble The Nashville Youth Jazz Ensemble is an educational and performing jazz big band for students ages 14-18 in the Middle Tennessee Area. The purpose of our organization is to support jazz education in our community while providing our student members with a high-quality opportunity to perform America’s truly original art form.
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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.
Proceeds from Nashville Jazz Workshop Digital Concerts 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.