Larry Aberman

Larry Aberman is a drummer whose career has taken him from the stage of Avery Fisher Hall as a percussion soloist Read More

Jonathon Neal

Jonathon Neal is a professional musician and educator who serves as the Musical Director of Brassville, a local Nashville brass Read More

Joel Frahm

Performer, recording artist, teacher For more than 30 years, Joel Frahm  lived in New York City, working in jazz clubs, Read More

Ryan Middagh

Ryan Middagh is the Director of Jazz Studies at the Blair School. Middagh is an innovative educator, composer, arranger, saxophonist, Read More

Ferrek Phillips playing drums

Derrek Phillips

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Derrek Phillips was heavily indoctrinated by the sounds of Tower of Power, Read More

Lindsey Miller playing guitar

Lindsey Miller

Lindsey Miller is a Nashville based touring and session guitarist whose skills span an array of musical styles and genres. Read More

Jody Nardone at piano in Jazz Cave

Jody Nardone

Born and raised in New Jersey, studying and performing since the age of three, it was in junior high school, Read More

Giovanni Rodriguez

Giovanni Rodriguez is a Nashville based Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, born in Italy to Dominican parents. Growing up in Europe, and Read More

Donna McElroy

Arranger/Background Vocalist on Gold and Platinum CD’s B.M., Fisk University Arranger/background vocalist on gold and platinum releases “Why Haven’t I Read More

Greg Bryant

Greg Bryant is a longtime contributor to the music scene in Nashville, as a bassist, a bandleader (Concurrence, The Greg Read More

Pianist David Rodgers

David Rodgers

California native David Rodgers is one of the most exciting talents in Nashville’s jazz scene today. Currently an active member Read More

Dr. Steven Lewis

Dr. Steven Lewis is a curator at the National Museum of African American Music. He has presented his research at Read More

Jonathan Wires

Jonathan A. Wires is jazz performer, composer, and educator. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University Read More

Matt Endahl

Matt Endahl is a pianist, composer and educator working in Nashville. He has performed in groups led by Jeff Coffin, Read More

Vali Forrister

Vali is the producing artistic director of the Actors Bridge Ensemble, which she co-founded with Bill Feehely in 1996. She Read More

Joe Freel

From his first role at ten years old as the lead character, Tom, in his elementary school’s production of “Tom Read More

Annie Sellick

Annie Sellick is a poster child for hard work and determination. She got her start at formal training right here Read More

Sandra Dudley

Jazz Vocalist, Sandra Dudley is a versatile singer that has entertained audiences for more than three decades.  An educator as Read More

Cecilia Grespan

Cecilia grew up in the interior of São Paulo state, Brazil, later migrating with her family to the state of Read More

Liz Johnson

Liz Johnson is a vocologist and voice teacher based in Nashville, TN.  She practices voice habilitation with people from all Read More

Margaret Rose

Margaret Rose received a full scholarship and graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Performance-Classical Voice. She studied with Clifford Read More

Connye Florance

Connye Florance is an award-winning vocalist (BET Jazz Vocalist Of The Year, 2000) and dynamic actress who has career credits Read More

Rod McGaha

Raised in the “Windy City”, Rod’s incredible jazz trumpet playing has taken him through all of the major U.S. cities Read More

Christina Watson

Chris Watson

Originally from southeastern Kentucky, Christina moved to Nashville in 2001 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music Read More

Dara Tucker

Vocalist and songwriter Dara Tucker is making her mark in the world of organic, heartfelt music by blending the melodic Read More

Jamey Simmons

Arranger, composer, trumpeter, and educator Jamey Simmons grew up in Wisconsin and knew early on that music was his unique Read More

Roland Barber

Trained at Indiana University and the Manhattan School of Music, Roland Barber has performed with an impressively diverse list of Read More

John Hinchey

John Hinchey is an experienced arranger, orchestrator and music prep professional. His list of clients include Sting’s Rainforest Benefit Foundation Read More

Roy Agee playing trombone

Roy Agee

Nashville, TN based trombone player Roy Agee is a musical phenom – an absolute powerhouse from the word GO! Trombonist Read More

Evan Cobb playing saxophone

Evan Cobb

Multi-instrumentalist Evan Cobb is a leading force in Nashville’s vibrant musical scene. Known foremost for his tenor saxophone playing, Cobb Read More

Don Aliquo

Saxophonist Don Aliquo has been described as a musician with a “fluid and articulate flow of always surprising ideas, sophisticated Read More

Jeff Coffin

Jeff moved to Nashville in 1991 after graduating from North Texas State and has been recording, playing, touring, writing and Read More

Denis Solee

Multi-reed player/saxophonist Denis Solee has lived in Nashville since 1974. Interested and skilled in all types of music, he has Read More

Chris West + saxophone

Chris West

Based out of Nashville TN, Chris West has been performing, composing/arranging, and teaching since 1998. An accomplished saxophonist/woodwindist, West has Read More

Beegie Adair

Beegie Adair grew up in Cave City, Kentucky, where she began taking piano lessons at age five. She continued to Read More

Andy Reiss

Andy Reiss grew up in San Francisco, Calif., playing in a wide variety of bands all through high school. Finding Read More

Pat Bergeson

Guitarist and harmonica player Pat Bergeson has written, toured, and recorded with many of his musical heroes. Beginning at the Read More

Chip Henderson

Chip Henderson is a jazz guitarist, composer, arranger and educator. Besides teaching at NJW, Chip is on the faculty of Read More

Dann Sherrill

Dann is one of the south’s most sought after percussionists, and is a Latin Jazz and Contemporary Rhythm and Blues Read More

Lori Mechem

A respected jazz pianist, composer and educator, Lori, along with her husband Roger Spencer, has lived in the Nashville area Read More

Pat Coil

Pat Coil

Pat is an accomplished pianist, composer, producer, arranger, teacher, and highly respected studio musician. His credits span the musical spectrum Read More

Bruce Dudley

A native of Rochester New York, Bruce and his family have found a home in Nashville. Bruce studied jazz and Read More

Saxophonist Rahsaan Barber

Rahsaan Barber

Since earning a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music in 2005, Rahsaan Barber has set out Read More

Jeff Steinberg

In thirty-plus years as a composer, arranger, instrumentalist and producer, Jeff Steinberg has been active in all areas of the Read More

Mel Deal

Mel Deal has over forty years experience as a professional instrumentalist and has worked in venues ranging from solo jazz Read More

Jordan Perlson

Jordan Perlson was born in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where he began drumming at the age of 10. Jordan studied Read More

Josh Hunt

Drummer Josh Hunt is one of the newest additions to the Nashville Jazz Workshop faculty. He studied Percussion at Western Read More

Chris Brown

After arriving from New York in 1992, Chris has been one of the most sought-after jazz drummers in the South. Read More

Marcus Finnie

Marcus Finnie

As a Memphis native and Nashville resident, Marcus has Toured with Kirk Whalum, keb Mo, Taj Mahal, Lady Antebellum, Larry Read More