Snap on 2&4 w/ Ryan Middagh
The Nashville Jazz Workshop welcomes saxophonist Ryan Middagh back to the Jazz Cave on Friday, September 21, at 8pm. Performing with Ryan will be a quartet of seasoned players, each well-known to Nashville audiences: vocalist Christina Watson, pianist Bruce Dudley, bassist Patrick Atwater, and drummer Jeffrey Lien.
Ryan is the Director of Jazz Studies at Vanderbilt Universitys Blair School of Music. He is an innovative educator, composer, arranger, saxophonist, band leader, and clinician who has traveled the globe sharing his unique blend of talents and musical influences with audiences and music students. A passionate advocate for jazz education at all levels, he pursues creative programming, and is devoted in reaching diverse communities through jazz.
An active jazz composer and arranger, Middagh has received numerous commissions from musicians and ensembles throughout the United States. He has written for numerous GRAMMY award-winning artists, DownBeat award-winning educational ensembles, and his work has been recorded by prominent collegiate and professional ensembles. Some notable collaborations include arranging for Victor Wooten, Wycliffe Gordon, David Paich, Caleb Chapmans Crescent Super Band, the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, and Middaghs Blair School of Music colleague Jeff Coffin. Several of his works are published by UNC Jazz Press.
Equally skilled as a soloist, collaborator, and a band leader, Middagh performs at jazz festivals around the world, including tours and performances on behalf of the U.S. Embassy. While at home, he is a top-call studio musician in Nashville and performs in a wide array of music genres. Middagh has music-directed, arranged, and performed for two educational chamber concerts for the Nashville Symphony. In addition to leading his own jazz small groups, he has recently started the Ryan Middagh Jazz Orchestra which features Nashvilles finest musicians and acts as a vehicle for his new compositions and arrangements. He has released two albums as a leader and is currently in the process of writing and recording his first professional big band project.
Middagh is an artist and clinician for Conn-Selmer Saxophones and Daddario Reeds.
There will be two sets beginning at 8:00 pm in the Jazz Cave at the Workshop. Admission is $25 / $15 high school and college students with ID. Tickets will go on sale Monday September 10 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.
The Nashville Jazz Workshop is a nonprofit organization offering classes for all ages, instruments, and levels, public performances, and special events for the community. The Jazz Workshop is located in the Neuhoff Complex at the end of Monroe Street in East Germantown. For further information, contact the Nashville Jazz Workshop at 615-242-JAZZ (5299). www.nashvillejazz.org
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