Snap on 2&4 w/ Don Aliquo and Lori Mechem
The last Snap on 2&4 of the year will be on Friday, December 7 - and will feature saxophonist Don Aliquo and pianist Lori Mechem. The Mechem/Aliquo pairing is an NJW tradition for ending the year, and it is always incredible!
Don Aliquo hails from Pittsburgh, where he grew up listening to and learning from the city's jazz legends. Following in the footsteps of his father, a well-respected jazz artist himself, Don spent his formative years performing with many of the regions greats. Fortunately for us, he eventually landed in Tennessee where he is a professor in MTSU's Jazz Studies program, and has a busy schedule teaching, performing, and recording. His latest CD, entitled Sun and Shield, features veteran jazz masters Rufus Reid (bass), Jim McNeely (piano), and the dynamic drummer Obed Calvaire. At home in virtually all jazz styles, Don's technical brilliance is matched only by his taste and melodic sense. More at www.donaliquo.com.
Lori Mechem is, of course, one of the founders, and Executive Director, of the Nashville Jazz Workshop. Besides mentoring hundreds of students and running one of the most unique and successful jazz programs in the country, she is also a gifted player and composer. With six CD's to her credit as a leader, her influences range from Count Basie to Gene Harris to Antonio Carlos Jobim. More about Lori's music at www.lorimechem.com.
What you get from pairing two such talents is an evening of jazz that promises to be exciting, unpredictable, and most of all swinging. Joining Don and Lori will be Roger Spencer on bass and Chris Brown on drums.
The group will perform two sets, beginning at 8pm, and admission is $20 for adults / $10 Students with ID.
Advance purchase is highly recommended. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 26 at 10 am, online or by phone at 800-838-3006 (24/7) or at the Workshop, 615-242-5299. A small convenience charge is added to online or 800-number purchases.
Seating is reserved. Management will assign best available seating. If you have particular seating preferences we'll do our best to accommodate. Seating requests can be made online or by phone. (You can indicate a preference in the "Questionnaire" box when checking out.) Seating is a combination of 4-person tables and bar stools. SEE BELOW FOR A VENUE MAP. Parties of less than four may be seated at tables with other patrons.
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.
Nashville Jazz Workshop (View)
1319 Adams Street
Nashville, TN 37208
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