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Rod McGaha Quintet @ Nashville Public Library


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Nashville Reads: James McBride

When: Monday, May 9, 2016 6:15 PM

Where: Main Library


James McBride will star in Nashville Public Library's Nashville Reads program. McBride is the author of this year's selection, his 1995 memoir, "The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother."

Contact: Main Library (615) 862-5800

Categories: Adults, series/Nashville Reads, Locations, location/Main Library, Series, Author Talks

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Nashville Jazz Workshop


On Friday, April 22 at 8pm, please join the Nashville Jazz Workshop in welcoming trumpeter Rod McGaha back to the Jazz Cave for the Snap on 2&4 concert series. McGaha is a favorite of Nashville jazz fans and jazz trumpeters across the country for his incredibly expressive and lyrical style of playing. 

Rod McGaha's bio is a familiar one to local jazz fans. The Chicago native began playing trumpet (cornet, actually) in grade school and dove headlong into jazz while attending college at Northeastern University. Shortly thereafter, he became a student of the legendary Clark Terry. He has gone on to play and tour with many luminaries of jazz, R&B, Gospel and even Country music, including joining for a time the band of yet another legendary figure of jazz, drummer Max Roach. He has recently toured with the great Hall of Fame-inducted songwriter J.D. Souther, and he composes and arranges for his own United For Peace Orchestra, a 24-piece ensemble featuring diverse instrumentation and a genre-spanning repertoire. Rod is also a longstanding faculty member at NJW and serves on our Advisory Board. 

For this special Snap on 2&4 appearance, the rhythm section will include several of the area's finest jazz players: Jody Nardone (piano), Jerry Navarro (bass), and Josh Hunt (drums). Additional soloists TBA!

The performance starts at 8pm. Doors open at 7:15.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 11 at 10am and will be available here on this page (click the button below) by phone 24/7 at Brown Paper Tickets (800-838-3006), or during daytime business hours at 242-5299

Admission is $25 Adult / $15 High school or college students with ID. 



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Policies: The Jazz Cave is a BYOB establishment, with no alcohol or food service. You are free to bring alcoholic beverages and snacks. We sell soft drinks and bottled water. The Jazz Cave is a listening room, and we ask patrons to keep conversation to a minimum and silence cell phones. Audio and video recording is prohibited.


Friday, April 22
The Jazz Cave
Nashville Jazz Workshop, 1319 Adams Street

Admission: $25.00
High School & College Students: $15.00

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Miles Davis Ensemble

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  • Miles Davis Ensemble - A 12-Week Course
    Instructor(s): Rod McGaha  
    A class covering the history, repertoire, and stylings of the mid-50's and 60's Prestige recordings of the famous quintet. The ensemble performs transcriptions of some of Miles's famous arrangements. For Trumpet, Alto and Tenor with rhythm section. Intermediate to Advanced level required.
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