Cobb’s Mob! Coming Right Up

Friends, I hope that you’ll be able to join me for great fun this Thursday night at the 12 South Taproom.  Cobb’s Mob! will be performing an array of my material and a couple of standards.  I’ve also got a special surprise arrangement for those of you who watched cartoons in the late 1980′s. So please come support – great music and it’s FREE! Cobb’s Mob! 9 pm at the 12 South Taproom featuring: Matthew White, trumpet Adam Agati, guitar Michael Rinne, bass Bob Mater, drums Hope to see you there. -evan

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Gigs the Weekend of June 6 and 7

I’ve got a couple of gigs going on this weekend that I want to tell you about.  Saturday night I’ll be playing with the Justin Conn Band down at The Pond in Franklin.  If the show is anything like last night’s rehearsal, it will groove hard and be a fun time.  Starts at 9pm, only $5. If you’re looking for a place to rid yourself of a Sunday morning hangover, come out to the Green Hills Whole Foods where I’ll be playing duets with Jonathan Epley from 11 – 1. And last but not least, my quintet Cobb’s Mob! will be performing at Cafe CoCo once again at 8pm this Sunday night.  I’m excited about the lineup and the tunes we’ve got prepared.  As always, …

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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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Cobb’s Mob! This Sunday at Cafe CoCo

The Evan Cobb Quintet: Cobb’s Mob! Sunday March 29th at Cafe CoCo two sets of originals and standards starting at 8pm.  Free! Featuring: EC, woodwinds Joe Gross, trumpet Jonathan Epley, guitar Russell Wright, bass John Alvey, drums

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An Exciting Evening of Music and Art

It is with great pleasure that I tell you about an upcoming evening of music and art which I am honored to be a part of. Gallery One of Nashville is to present a chamber music recital on the 11th of March, 2009, at 7pm. The recital will feature violinist Sean Neukom, cellist Alicia Storin, and Oboist Evan Cobb. The design of the program is to highlight employment of color and texture in music. First on the program is Sonata for Violin and Cello by Maurice Ravel. While this work utilizes the typical subtlety and contour of Ravel, it also hinges on the use of dissonance, vivacious rhythmic patterns, and Gypsy bravura found throughout the composer’s later works. Second, Mr. Neukom will parry with the …

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Last minute gig tonight

If you’re out and about in Nashville this evening, come to the 12 South Taproom.  I’ll be there playing jazz standards with an ensemble including Kyle Burnham.  Did I mention the Taproom has a great beer selection? – evan

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My Quintet, Coming Soon

The Evan Cobb Quintet: Cobb’s Mob!   Sunday, January 25th 8pm at Cafe Coco.    Free! Playing Originals and Arrangements with the help of: Joe Gross, trumpet Jonathan Epley, guitar Jonathan Wires, bass Kyle Burnham, drums

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Thinking of Coltrane

As a high school student first piquing my interest in jazz, I remember becoming fascinated by the way John Coltrane cut through the changes of standard repertoire in the ensembles of Miles Davis.The Prestige album Workin’ was one of the first albums that I ever purchased, and the solos of Miles and Trane on the tracks ‘Trane’s Blues’ and ‘In Your Own Sweet Way’ were some of the first material that I ever transcribed. To a young listener developing my ears with the vocabulary of jazz, I found it enthralling to listen to Trane flow effortlessly and melodically across harmonic changes. In Your Own Sweet Way As I furthered my musical studies, I found that I preferred the playing of a number of John Coltrane’s …

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Details on Upcoming Gigs

Here’s the scoop on my upcoming performances in Nashville.   This Saturday night, I will be playing with the rhythm and blues band the Dynagroove Allstars at the French Quarter Cafe.  Dynagroove is a 9-piece band with catchy tunes and some funny song subjects.  I believe this show is free and it starts at 8pm.  This coming Tuesday night, I will be performing at the Nashville Jazz Workshop with a jazz septet playing the music of Thelonious Monk.  The septet recently lost a member and filling in will be none other than Dennis Solee, the master of all things Nashville Saxophone.  Come watch us battle it out over tunes like Well You Needn’t, Evidence, and Ruby My Dear.  This show is free and also starts …

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