Conversations In The Jazz Cave:Bill Pursell
The new series "Conversations In The Jazz Cave," continues in 2019 with a very special appearance by pianist and composer Bill Pursell, interviewed by Lori Mechem. It takes place Saturday, April 6 at 8pm in the Jazz Cave at the Nashville Jazz Workshop.
Conversations In The Jazz Cave features an evening of music and conversation with one of Music City's brightest stars, along with Nashville Jazz Workshop founder and Education Director Lori Mechem.
Bill Pursell is a composer, former session pianist, and music professor at Belmon University. He had a brief but successful career as a pop musician before continuing on as a session player. He is best known for the top ten hit "Our Winter Love."
(From Crooked River City: The Musical Life of Nashville's William Pursell by Terry Wait Klefstad)
A pianist, arranger, and composer, William Pursell is a mainstay of the Nashville music scene. He has played jazz in Nashville's Printer's Alley with Chet Atkins and Harold Bradley, recorded with Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, performed with the Nashville Symphony, and composed and arranged popular and classical music.
Pursell's career, winding like a crooked river between classical and popular genres, encompasses a striking diversity of musical experiences. A series of key choices sent him down different paths, whether it was reenrolling with the Air Force for a second tour of duty, leaving the prestigious Eastman School of Music to tour with an R&B band, or refusing to sign with the Beatles' agent Sid Bernstein. The story of his life as a working musician is unlike any other--he is not a country musician nor a popular musician nor a classical musician but, instead, an artist who refused to be limited by traditional categories.
Tickets are $25 / $15 for high school and college students with ID. Tickets will go on sale Monday February 11 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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