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Tim Rushlow & His Big Band Classic Christmas - December 6-8, 14-15
Get ready! It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas, because Tim Rushlow & His Big Band are coming to spread holiday joy with 10 magical Date Night dinner shows at Rudy’s Jazz Room in December!
“The New King of Swing,” Rushlow and his all-star Big Band – along with his daughter and featured guest vocalist Bailey Rushlow – will delight and entertain the crowd in the cozy, warm and intimate Prohibition-era setting of Rudy’s Jazz Room with timeless Christmas classics that will touch the heart, along with “Rat Pack” hits from Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Dean Martin, as well as fan favorites from Judy Garland, Buddy Holly and many others.
Rushlow and his Big Band carry on the musical romance and swagger of an earlier era and will transport patrons back to a time when Christmas was “Classic.” Retro swing and ultra-cool, intoxicating musical class – coupled with Rudy’s tasty libations and a delicious dinner of tasty New Orleans’ finest cuisine will make for magical and unforgettable nights to remember.
Don’t miss this unique, one-of-a-kind, must see entertainment experience with Tim Rushlow & His Big Band Classic Christmas at Rudy’s Jazz Room!
Diane Marino (Piano/Vocals)
NYC native & M&M Records Recording Artist Diane Marino has recorded, performed, and shared the stage with jazz legends Houston Person, Ralph Lalama, Joe Henderson, Ricky Woodard, Clayton Cameron, Wycliffe Gordon, Kirk Whalum, and more. She has recorded six CD's- all of which have received widespread airplay and critical acclaim.
Diane has performed Great American Song Book, traditional jazz, Latin and Brazilian jazz to captivated audiences at festivals, performing arts centers and national jazz venues.
Don Aliquo (Sax/Flute)
Saxophonist Don Aliquo has been described as a player "with an articulate flow of always surprising ideas, sophisticated with a dexterous technique and an incredibly smooth tenor sound that seduces rather than shouts." Although his early influences are saxophonists John Coltrane, Stanley Turrentine and Dexter Gordon, his recent playing also displays the influences of Lester Young, Stan Getz and Joe Henderson as well.Don is currently Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at Middle Tennessee State University where he also served as the Director of Jazz Studies from 2002-2012.
Frank Marino (Bass)
An accomplished bassist of vast diversity and a NY native, Frank Marino has performed /recorded with Houston Person, Wycliffe Gordon, Clayton Cameron, Harry Allen, Ralph Lalama, just to name a few. As founder of M&M Records and The Piano Den Recording Studio, he has produced, recorded and played on all Jazz pianist/vocalist Diane Marino's CD's.
Neil Tufano (Drums)
Drummer Neil Tufano started playing professionally at age 16 and by age 21 he was touring with famed Jazz Piano Giant Monty Alexander. Spending most of his drumming career in New York freelancing with a multitude of artists, he carved out a successful career, covering a variety of musical genres. In 2004 he moved to Nashville TN, as Neil puts it "to try something new ". Being well versed in all styles, he was a perfect fit for the demands of sessions and the Nashville music scene. You can find Neil today at his state of the art recording studio where he writes music, teaches and produces other artists
He is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA where he studied and performed with some of the greatest artists and educators in the industry including John Mayer, Esperanza Spalding, Matthew Garrison (Herbie Hancock), Antonio Sanchez (Pat Metheny) and Jetro Da Silva (Whitney Houston).
Shaun has shared the stage with Corinne Bailey Rae, Andra Day, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, blues legend Robert Cray, reggae royalty Aston Barrett and The Wailers (Bob Marley’s band), country music star Collin Raye, Devon Allman and Yonrico Scott of the Royal Southern Brotherhood. His overall music style is inspired by Donny Hathaway, Al Green and Marvin Gaye.
Shaun released his self-titled debut album in March 2017 to rave reviews. Bass Player Magazine said, “Munday proves that he’s going to be a bass heavyweight, as his flawless slap work and his melodically challenging lines are only ever outshined by his buttery crooning.”
Crystal Miller will move you with the music that moves her. That's why, when you hear Crystal, you hear the combination of ALL of her musical experiences. When asked which genre of music she prefers, she'll tell you, "That's like asking a woman to choose one favorite pair of shoes--It's VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE!!--different genres speak to me for different reasons"--like the memories of the R&B, Pop and Rock of her youth, to the stories and harmonies of Country and Bluegrass that she has sung with bands like Diane King and Littlestone, to the impassioned lyrics and sensual, soul-affirming rhythms of the Latin music that she now sings with the Marcela Pinilla Band. Combining those beats and rhythms with the jazz sensibilities learned during her time as a student at the Nashville Jazz Workshop, as well as singing with her Jazz fathers, the EZ Jazz Quartet, is Crystal's current passion. Music lovers will surely enjoy their favorites and be introduced to new faves, when Crystal Miller and her band perform.
Photo credit Todd Schanbaum
We welcome all ages to this show.
An accomplished stage and studio performer, Brook Sutton's New Orleans roots accompany him as he travels the world playing with a variety of acts. Brook's versatility and passion for memorable collaborations is immediately obvious to anyone he joins on stage or in the studio.
With a Master's degree in music education and an undergrad in recording production, he is also an award-winning engineer / producer and teacher, who works with an extremely varied cross-section of Nashville's talented independent acts out of an 8,000 square-foot converted church known as The Studio Nashville.
Brook lives with his wife and 7 year old daughter in East Nashville, and wishes to remind everyone that he lived in East Nashville BEFORE it became the hippest place in town. He also bemoans the demise of the four-dollar hamburger as his neighborhood has become the hippest place in town.
Since 2013, James has served as a music instructor at the Conservatory of Annie Moses and the Fine Arts Summer Academy (F.A.S.A.). He is a staff arranger/orchestrator at ManAlive Records in Franklin, TN and also a music transcriber and engraver with Living Stone Music Co and Hal Leonard. He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Camille and son Gabriel.