Snap on 2&4 w/ Jennifer Bruce & DejaNu
On Friday, September 15th at 8pm the Nashville Jazz Workshop presents Jennifer Bruce & DejaNu and special guest multi-instrumentalist, virtuoso, Rory Hoffman.
An evening where Jazz and classic Pop and collide! Much like the classic songs from the Great American Songbook, Jennifer Bruce and DejaNu performs "The New American Songbook". It's comprised of new jazz arrangements to the best of classic pop songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. They cover popular music by great artists and composers like Carole King, Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Blondie, The Everly Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Hall and Oats, and many more! DejaNu will take you on a trip down memory lane. The only jazz group you can sing along with. Jazz with a twist!
Jennifer Bruce in addition to being DejaNu's vocalist, Jennifer is the event manager for Nashville Jazz Workshop, songwriter, studio engineer, studio vocalist and is no stranger to performing. Jennifer's rich, powerful, sultry voice, makes her a much sought after by producers and recording studios here in Nashville and around the US. A versatile vocalist, she has performed many different genres over the years. She toured with TV personality, comedian, Steve Hall and Shotgun Red for over 12 years and backed many artists on his television show on RFD TV. She was a featured vocalist aboard the General Jackson Showboat for three years and currently performs in a variety of venues including the Johnny Mercer Jazz lunch show series for the Nashville Jazz Workshop.
Steve Willets DejaNu's pianist. His performance credentials include working with a wide variety of artists such as Sandi Patti, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Brenda Lee, Bonnie Bramlett, Crystal Gayle, Boots Randolph and many others. He composes, produces, custom songs for many of todays major corporations, including; Honda, Dollar General, Bridgestone/Firestone and Harley Davidson. Mr. Willets currently teaches commercial piano and keyboard at Belmont University.
Ray Von Rotz has been one of Nashvilles most in-demand drummers and percussionists since 1979. He has been the drummer aboard The General Jackson Showboat for the past 14 years. He has performed around the world with a variety of artists and almost every genre of music. Among the artists Ray has performed with are Boots Randolph, Al Hirt, Engelbert Humperdink, The Mills Brothers, Tony Orlando, Lee Greenwood, Nashville and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras just to name a few.
David Spicher DejaNu's bassist and is the son of legendary fiddler Buddy Spicher. David has been an accomplished studio musician here in Nashville for many years. He has played bass with some of the best in all genres of music, including; Kathy Mattea, Pam Tillis, Crystal Gayle, Jerry Douglas, Brian Setzer, Lorrie Morgan, Nashville Symphony, Buddy Spichers Nashville Swing Band, and many more.
Cole Burgess has been one of Nashville's best reedsman for many years working with various Big Bands and jazz groups here and around the country.
Rory Hoffman is a Nashville based multi-instrumentalist He currently plays over a dozen stringed, keyboard, and wind instruments. Rory has played the Grand Ole Opry numerous times, as a soloist and as a sideman with Ricky Skaggs, Kathy Mattea and John Cowan. "Just Jazz Guitar" and "Guitar Player" magazines have written feature articles about Hoffman's unique guitar style. Rory is two-time winner of Musician of the Year from Nashville's ICMA, and is a 2012 inductee into the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame. Rory has appeared at the Jazz Workshop as a special Jam Session guest, at NJW's Summer Jazz Camp, and most recently as a feature artist at Snap on 2 & 4 in February here in the Jazz Cave . He will be joining his DejaNu friends for this performance.
The performance starts at 8pm. Doors open at 7:15. There will be two sets in the Jazz Cave at the Workshop. Admission is $25 / $15 high school and college students with ID. Tickets will go on sale Monday August 4th at 10AM and will be available online on this page, by phone 24/7 at Brown Paper Tickets (800-838-3006) or during business hours at the NJW office (242-5299). A small convenience charge is added to online or 800-number purchases.
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.
Nashville Jazz Workshop (View)
1319 Adams Street
Nashville, TN 37208
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