Roland Barber Quartet Live at the Workshop

Trombonist Roland Barber returns to the Jazz Cave Friday, August 2 at 8pm. Roland always brings something special to these concerts, and this one should be no exception. This time he’ll be leading a quartet with Clay Perry (piano), Akil Thompson (drums), and Todd Parks (bass).

Roland Barber is a graduate of Indiana University, where he studied with legendary educator David Baker. After receiving a Master’s degree from he Manhattan School of Music and working actively in New York’s jazz scene, Roland returned to Nashville where he maintains a busy schedule performing, teaching, and composing. Roland has performed with a long list of world class musicians, including Aretha Franklin, Christian McBride, Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the NBC Saturday Night Live Band, and others too numerous to mention. He has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Birdland, the Blue Note, and Lincoln Center.

Roland is active as a teacher and composer. He works with Nashville youth in the “One Note, One Neighborhood” program run by the Nashville Symphony and W. O. Smith Community School of Music. He is also on the faculty of the Nashville Jazz Workshop, teaching ensemble, improvisation, and master classes. Roland’s original composition, “Songs of the Village,” was awarded a Chamber Music America New Works Jazz Grant and was performed at Lincoln Center.

Admission is $25, $15 for high school and college students with ID. Tickets will go on sale Monday July 22 at 10AM and will be available online on this page, by phone 24/7 at Brown Paper Tickets (800-838-3006) or during business hours at the NJW office (242-5299). A small convenience charge is added to online or 800-number purchases.

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.