Bob Marley Tribute This Friday

Local production group Kid Electric Concerts puts on a couple of stellar tribute concerts each year, augmented only by the fact that they put them together for charity.  Their mission is “to raise funds and awareness for local non-profit and community based organizations who aim to change not only our great city but the world.  We celebrate these organizations by putting on creatively themed benefit concerts that showcase Nashville’s best artists and pay tribute to great and timeless music.  It is our hope and passion that these concerts motivate our community to get out there and get involved.” This Friday night it’s a Bob Marley tribute act raising money for HESP, benefitting children in Haiti.  It’s going be to a really fun night for a …

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Successful First Jazz Jam Night

The jam session this past Wednesday night at Edgehill Studios Cafe was a rousing success.  We had a good turnout, many original works played, and plenty of learning experiences all around. Happily, the jam session is forging ahead!   So mark your calendars for the next installment on Monday, March 1st again at 7pm at Edgehill.  We’ll be keeping the same format, so be sure to put your name down on the sign-up sheet along with what you want to play.  Original tunes and arrangements will continue to get preference. -evan

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Nashville Jazz Jam Sessions Return

Our favorite musical art form, jazz, has a great history of jam sessions.  Traditionally, the language of jazz has been developed and passed down through generations of musicians aurally.  Jam sessions provide a chance for musicians of all ability levels to learn – musically, personally, and professionally. Recently Nashville has lost many of the regular learning opportunities provided by jam sessions.  Despite having a large pool of fantastic jazz musicians, there are currently no regular jam sessions for them to listen, play, and network together.  In a city where the majority of professional musicians have their hands involved with dozens of recording and touring projects ranging the entire musical gamete, how can we ensure that the Nashville jazz scene receives the local and national attention …

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