Ryan Middagh Jazz Orchestra Album Release
Celebrating the Ryan Middagh Jazz Orchestra’s first full-length album “Live from Nashville,” this special event will feature a live performance of the record as well as special guests including Grammy award winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin.
Comprised of world-class musicians based in Nashville Tennessee, Ryan Middagh and his Jazz Orchestra seeks 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 late 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 vocalists Bethany Merritt. The mission of the Ryan Middagh Jazz Orchestra is to create a high quality music, collaborate within and across musical genres, and educate our community of the diverse music called jazz.