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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Download the Cobb’s Mob! Show of 8.30.09

Good times were had at Cafe CoCo this past Sunday night.  The band played well and had a ball, as did the audience.  If you didn’t make it out and would like to hear some of it, I’ve put most of the show up for a free download . The password is ‘coco’, but act fast as the mp3s will only be available for one week.  I’ve also posted a solo clip in the setlist below, as well as links to the fine players’ personal projects. Setlist: 1. Skeeter ‘Da – EC 2. Red Cross – Charlie Parker, arr by EC 3. A Love That Lasts – EC 4. Marie Antoinette – Wayne Shorter 5. Crescent City Ditty – EC 6. Autumn Leaves w/ Denis …

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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 Congrats, guys. – 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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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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Monk’s Music In Nashville

Last night I had the pleasure of playing in another ensemble at the Nashville Jazz Workshop.  The group was a septet dedicated to the music of Thelonious Sphere Monk.  We performed six of his tunes, including two which were previously unknown to me: Four In One and Little Rootie Tootie.  The septet featured some original arrangements and the alto saxophone playing of Denis Solee, as well as the bass playing of the Workshop’s co-owner Roger Spencer.  I’ve posted some personal playing highlights below, with yours truly on the tenor saxophone.  I hope that you enjoy listening. Epistrophy ‘Round Midnight Bright Mississippi – evan

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Audio Clips From Sunday Night

Fun times were had this past Sunday night at Café Coco.  I’ve posted a couple of clips from the Coltrane Tribute Ensemble below.  Please enjoy them and let me know what you think!   The Kyle Burnham Jazz Quintet Jason Dumars, soprano sax EC, tenor sax Matt Berry, guitar Todd Parks, bass Kyle Burnham, drums   Pursuance (head + tenor solo)    Impressions (tenor solo)      Resolution (head + tenor solo)    – evan

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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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