Vail & the Fusion Kings

Vail & the Fusion Kings in the Jazz Cave at the Nashville Jazz Workshop on Saturday, May 13th, 2023. Bandleader and bassist Vail Johnson is joined by Chris Nix (guitar), Lou Pardini (keys), and Bruce Guttridge (drums). The band takes the stage at 7:30pm CST (Doors at 7:00pm).


Lou Pardini, Grammy nominated lead vocalist, keyboardist and songwriter (from the band Chicago) returns with Vail & the Fusion Kings on May 13. A rare opportunity to see performers you may have seen from a distance in stadiums and arenas up close from your table in an intimate club setting.

Vail Johnson, founder of the Fusion Kings, is a multi-dimensional, internationally renowned bassist, studio recording artist, singer/songwriter and a cat lover who performs solo shows for animal charities.

Vail was recognized initially by Arsenio Hall, appearing regularly as a guest on his show and others (The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien, Oprah, etc. with celebrity artists). Music videos include MC Hammer, Grammy winning Keb’ Mo’ and more. Vail recorded in Los Angeles with Kenny G, Stevie Nix, Whitney Houston, Paula Abdul, Young MC, etc.

His international touring career (with artists such as Kenny G, icons from Herbie Hancock to David Cassidy to Edgar Winter and since moving to Nashville, Lee Greenwood) spans more than 80 countries.

The music; Smoking- hot fusion jazz from Weather Report to Chick Corea featuring Lou’s melodic voice and elegant keys. We hope you will come out to support this special non-profit event at The Jazz Cave @ the Nashville Jazz Workshop. It is the only venue in Nashville that offers free parking, and the ability to bring whatever drinks or snacks you want without extra charge. A personal, unique and exceptional experience all around. Anyone wanting to attend should buy their tickets early as they always sell out.

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.