Spotlight Thursday: Ashley Crawford “Black Prelude”

Join flutist Ashley Crawford (FluteBae) at the Nashville Jazz Workshop in the Jazz Cave on Thursday, May 25, 2023 for her highly-anticipated show “Black Prelude”. The concert begins at 7:30pm CST (Doors at 7:00pm). Joining Ashley is drummer Dr. Derrick Greene, keys player Lance Lucas, tenor saxophonist Jovan Quallo, and bassist Mike Majett.


Get ready for an unforgettable night of soulful jazz and funk music with the sensational FluteBae, in her highly-anticipated show “Black Prelude”!

Join us as FluteBae takes the stage with her band of top-notch musicians for a night of incredible music that will have you tapping your feet and feeling the groove. Featuring some of her original compositions and familiar tunes, “Black Prelude” promises to be a unique and unforgettable musical experience.

FluteBae is a talented musician known for her soulful and dynamic performances on the flute and her ability to blend different musical genres seamlessly. Her music is a fusion of contemporary jazz, soulful R&B, and funky grooves, creating a sound that is truly original and captivating.

With her extraordinary talent and the support of her talented ensemble, FluteBae’s “Black Prelude” is set to be an electrifying performance you won’t want to miss. So come and be a part of this unforgettable musical journey and experience the magic of FluteBae and her music that speaks straight to the soul.

Jazz lovers and enthusiasts, Book your tickets now for “Black Prelude” and get ready for a night of soulful jazz and funky grooves that will leave you feeling energized and inspired!

ASHLEY CRAWFORD: Born in Memphis TN, Ashley Michelle Crawford is an accomplished classically-trained flutist who has studied and performed in New York, Austria, and Italy. She began playing the flute at age 10 and has been sharing her gift of music for 18 years. In 2011, she received her Bachelor of Science in Music from Tennessee State University. In 2014, she received her Master’s degree in Classical Flute Performance and Instrumental Pedagogy from Belmont University. Over her course of study, she has won several awards, published two theses, and teaches music to students of various age groups.

She has performed as a soloist and member of several orchestras, chamber groups, and wind ensembles. She has served as principal flute in Belmont University’s symphony orchestra and wind ensemble, the Nashville Collegiate Orchestra, and Tennessee State University’s wind ensemble and Aristocrat of Bands. Today, Ashley is Professor of Flute and Woodwind Area Leader at Tennessee State University. She is also the director of the Nashville Philharmonic Flute ensemble and is a member of the Nashville Wind Ensemble. She continues to teach privately in Nashville and the surrounding area.

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.