Jazz Jam Sessions in Nashville

So unfortunately Cafe CoCo’s cancellation of live music on their stage has left Nashville’s only weekly jazz jam session homeless for the time being.  I would very much like to continue the weekly session, but obviously need to find a new venue.  I’ll keep you updated on the status as I try to figure it out. Please let me know if you have any thoughts about the jazz jam’s continuation (or discontinuation) and if you have any ideas about a new location. – evan

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For Eric and Susanne

My friends Susanne and Eric, one time high school sweethearts, are getting married today. Eric and I played in high school jazz band together, among many other musical endeavors we shared. RHS Jazz Band 1998 – Eric with the alto and yellow tie, EC with the tenor and blue tie I remember vividly how happy Eric and Susanne were as prom dates a decade ago, and seeing them again this weekend I’ve noticed that same spark. Susanne and Eric true to form For their wedding, I wrote Eric and Susanne a song that attempts to embody the feelings they shared then and how they’ve progressed to today. A Love That Lasts [audio:http://www.evancobbjazz.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/a-love-that-lasts-melody.mp3] Congrats, guys. – evan

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End of April Update

Summer seemed to arrive here in Nashville in full force this past Thursday, and upon looking at my calendar I realized we’re already 4 months into the year 2009.  Things have been going well for me here in Tennessee – I’ve become quite busy with teaching and gigging. I got to play two more concerts with the Nashville Jazz Orchestra: one downtown at the Nashville Convention Center where I covered  alto saxophone and flute, and then tenor saxophone and clarinet at this past Thursday night’s “Writer’s Night” at the Blair School of Music.  The saxophone section had some serious shredding to do in Bruce Dudley’s arrangement of Parisian Thoroughfare. …and I got a chance to wail on the debut of a Jim Williamson tune. Spent …

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‘Crescent City Ditty’ is the Song of the Day

I am very pleased to announce that my tune ‘Crescent City Ditty’ is the featured “Song of the Day” on the website www.jazz.com. This very comprehensive website gives a nice review of the tune, as recorded by Todd Coolman on the album Perfect Strangers. Some of the other recent “Song of the Day” tunes include works by Dave Holland, McCoy Tyner, Joe Lovano, and B.B. King! Link to the ‘Crescent City Ditty’ review below. http://www.jazz.com/music/2008/9/30/todd-coolman-crescent-city-ditty

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A New Saxophone Player In Nashville

With the sudden onset of October, I realized that my summer is over and Nashville has been my home for almost a month now.  So far I’ve really enjoyed acclimating to Music City – there are tons of hip areas (much in walking distance), amazing weather, and the people have been warm and receptive.  It seems like the majority of folks that I have met here are not actually from Nashville or the Tennessee area at all, but are instead transplants like me attracted to the music scene.   The music scene itself has been quite interesting to me so far.  Despite what I’ve been led to think about the massive country music industry down here, I’ve actually seen very little of that around, save for …

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End of Summer Update

This summer, I was privileged to help out with the recording of Todd Coolman’s new CD entitled Perfect Strangers, in which he solicited songs from the general public. In rehearsal and the recording studio, I was able to watch some of the world’s finest musicians at work, including Eric Alexander, Brian Lynch, Jim McNeely, John Riley, and Jon Faddis. The resulting CD is just about to be released through ArtistShare, and will feature my song “Crescent City Ditty.” Perfect Strangers is a terrific collection of tunes, and can be purchased through the record label’s website, www.artistshare.com.   Additionally, some of the members of the ensemble were kind enough to listen to my recent demo (mostly posted on my Music page) and provide me with some …

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Welcome to my new site.

Thanks for taking a visit to my new website.  At evancobbjazz.com you’ll find all pertinent information and updates on my music career.  There’s some recent recordings of my tunes on the music page which I hope you’ll enjoy.  Be sure to check here for updates on my move to Nashville as I get started working in this fantastic music scene. Feel free to send me a note with any suggestions on how to improve this webpage as I get everything up and running.  Until then – evan

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