NJW Presents Joe Freel
On Friday, Sept 29 at 8pm the Nashville Jazz Workshop presents Snap on 2&4 with vocalist Joe Freel.
From his first role at ten years old as the lead character, Tom, in his elementary schools production of Tom Sawyer, vocalist Joe Freel progressed to significant performances while earning a Bachelor of Music degree from Bostons esteemed Berklee College of Music. Between Tom Sawyer and Berklee were musical theatre, wedding and rock bands, madrigal groups and jazz club appearances. Freel has dedicated his life to the pursuit of excellence in vocal performance. For the past six years, Freels appearances at the renown Nashville Jazz Workshop have resulted in a significant group of fans and colleagues who resonate with the quality of his musicianship. His energetic but soothing vocal delivery, punctuated with a candid sense of humor both on and off stage, create long remembered performances. Freels primary vocal influences are Al Jarreau, Mark Murphy, Little Jimmy Scott and Tony Bennett. His personal sound is a unique blend of jazz, pop and intimate speech level singing.
Freels December 2016 album release, titled All This Love, features exciting jazz arrangements of classic pop love songs and fresh covers of jazz standards with one original song containing lyrics written by Freel and music composed by jazz pianist Joe Davidian. The album was co-produced by Nashville Jazz Workshop co-founders, Roger Spencer and Lori Mechem, with featured performances by bassist Spencer, pianists Mechem and Davidian, drummer Joshua Hunt, saxophonist Evan Cobb, and percussionist Dann Sherrill.
Joe Freel was recently nominated for "Best Jazz Vocalist" and Best Jazz Album" by Nashville Music Industry Awards. Joe will be acompanied by Lori Mechem on piano, Roger Spencer on bass, Josh Hunt on drums and Evan Cobb on woodwinds.
There will be two sets beginning at 8:00 pm in the Jazz Cave at the Workshop. Tickets go on sale Monday, Sept 18 at 10am, and are $25 ($15 for high school and college students). Advance purchase is strongly recommended.
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. Ticket sales are final.
Ticket sales are final.
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Nashville, TN 37208
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