Ryan Middagh Jazz Orchestra: A Very Merry Bari Christmas with Special Guest Rashawn Ross
“A Very Merry Bari Christmas” with the Ryan Middagh Orchestra in the brand new Jazz Cave at the Nashville Jazz Workshop on Sunday, December 18th, 2022. The band takes the stage at 7:00pm CST (Doors at 6:30pm).
Vocal: Jenna McLean
Alto Sax 1: Alex Graham Alto Sax 2: Jovan Quallo Tenor Sax 1: Jeff Coffin Tenor Sax 2: Joel Frahm Bari Sax: Ryan Middagh
Trumpet Soloist: Rashawn Ross Trumpet 1: Vinnie Ciesielski Trumpet 2: Tyler Jaeger Trumpet 3: Rod McGaha Trumpet 4: Olivia Achcet
Trombone 1: Barry Green Trombone 2: Roy Agee Trombone 3: Sarah Morrow Trombone 4: Martin McCain
Guitar: Lindsey Miller Piano: Bruce Dudley Bass: Jacob Jezioro Drums: Marc Widenhofer
ABOUT RYAN MIDDAGH: Comprised of world-class musicians based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ryan Middagh and his Jazz Orchestra seek to show that Music City is a great home for the large jazz ensemble.
The members of Middagh’s ensemble include top-call studio musicians, touring artists, music educators, and fellow composers and arrangers. Ryan, a producer, saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator is Director of Jazz Studies at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music; a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Middagh has called Nashville home since 2007.
The jazz orchestra founded in early 2018 is a life-long dream as well as a vehicle for Middagh’s compositions and arrangements. The ensemble has collaborated with special guests including Keb’ Mo’ and Wycliffe Gordon and works to feature the artists in the ensemble, such as saxophonists Jeff Coffin and Don Aliquo, and vocalist Bethany Merritt. The orchestra’s 2019 album, Live From Nashville, is the recipient of a Global Music Award, and was nominated for Best Jazz Group and Best Jazz Album in the 2020 Nashville Industry Music Awards.
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.