NJW presents Javon Jackson Master Class in Improvisation
NJW is pleased to announced the appearance of renowned saxophonist Javon Jackson in the Jazz Cave for a Master Class in Improvisation for all instruments Saturday, April 6 at 1pm.
Saxophonist Javon Jackson came to international prominence as a member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. As a member of the Blakey band, Javon toured and made many recordings with the legendary drummer. In addition to Blakey, Jackson has toured and recorded with Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Betty Carter, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter, Donald Byrd, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Richard Davis, Bobby Hutcherson, Curtis Fuller, Stanley Turrentine, and Jimmy Cobb.
As a recording artist, Jackson has appeared on over 125 recordings. He has also developed a formidable career as a leader, recording 13 CDs of his own and touring throughout the world. Javon's current musical group, The Javon Jackson Band, incorporates many styles including jazz, funk, R&B and rock.
Describing Jackson's 2008 recording, "Once Upon a Melody," Jazz Review noted "It's amazing how consistently good . . . Javon Jackson is. His ability, disc after disc, to deliver, at the highest artistic level, music that is not just technically proficient and full of the spirit of jazz's tradition, but also aesthetically pleasing and a whole lot of fun to listen to, is beyond compare . . . another incredible tome of the finest straight-ahead jazz available."
Jackson maintains a busy touring and teaching schedule, with frequent appearances in New York clubs, such as The Iridium and Smoke, as well as Universities and festivals. His Nashville appearance is a stop between residencies at the University of Louisville and Ohio's Tri-C Jazz Festival.
Tickets for the Master Class are $20, general admission and will go on sale Monday, March 25. Tickets will be available online at nashvillejazz.org or by phone 24/7 at Brown Paper Tickets (800-838-3006). A small convenience charge is added to online or 800-number purchases. Tickets will also be available by phone in the NJW office at 242-5299 during business hours.
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