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HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS
Mondays: 5-7pm $6 Wells, 1/2 price Crafters Union Wines ~ 9pm-close $7 Cuba Libres
Wednesdays: 5-7pm $6 Wells, $4 Yazoo Drafts
Thursdays: 5-7pm $8 Sazeracs, French 75, Daquiris
Sunday: 5pm-12am $8 Wines (Cab, Malbec, Pinot Grigio), $1 off all drafts

Come join us at Rudy’s Jazz Room for an Old Fashioned Christmas, featuring the “Siren of the South” Miss Stephanie Adlington! Celebrate the season with some spectacular live jazz journeying back to your favorite Holiday standards, including a collection of old New Orleans Christmas classics, featuring our holiday inspired Old Fashioned menu and special New Orleans inspired holiday food menu.

Take joy in the most wonderful time of the year with an Old Fashioned Christmas and some classic holiday jazz at Rudy’s Jazz Room!

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New Years Eve "The Get Down" with the Wooten Brothers!

Celebrate New Years Eve at Rudy's Jazz Room with "The Get Down" and the Wooten Brothers! Dancing and live music with The Wooten Brothers, New Orleans themed hors d'oeuvres, champagne for the midnight toast, photo booth, and more! General Admission & Table Seating options available. Get your tickets now before they sellout!

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TONIGHT'S SHOWS
Brilliant Corners
6:00pm-8:15pm, $12 at the door
Featuring the singular talents of pianist Chris Walters, Jonathan Wires, bass and Josh Hunt on drums, saxophonist Don Aliquo will explore the profound Thelonious Monk songbook. Monk's music continues to be relevant in its breadth and scope and with these musicians expect some musical moments and "brilliant corners." Popular favorites recorded by everyone from Miles Davis to Steve Lacey will be included as well as some of Monk's lesser known chestnuts.
Regi Wooten & Friends
9:00pm-11:15pm, $15 at the door
Known as “The Teacha”, Regi Wooten is one of the most innovative, talented and dynamic musicians around the scene, and has pushed the boundaries of jazz, funk, soul, R&B, rock, and even bluegrass to some of the most extreme musical limits. From picking, slapping, strumming, thumping, and tapping to some of the most ear bending advanced chords you’ll hear on any instrument, Regi has earned world-wide notoriety and comparisons to other innovators such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and Chuck Berry. Perfecting, creating and discovering new techniques and jazz theory while incorporating and layering into strong funk grooves for keen listeners to uncover and pick up on is one of his many notable fortes.

At only nine years old Regi started teaching his younger brother Victor Wooten bass guitar and Joseph Wooten keyboards, and soon the Wooten Brothers Band was formed featuring; Regi on ukelele, Roy on drums, Rudy on Saxophone, Joe on Keys and Victor on bass. Regi was ten years old at the time, Roy was nine, Rudy was eight, Joseph was five and Victor was two. The rest, as they say, is Musical History.

Assembling a cast of Nashville's best, Regi Wooten and Friends dig deep into the roots of funk, jazz, blues, rock, and soul. You never know who might jump on stage! Don't miss a beat!


UPCOMING SHOWSFULL CALENDAR
Dec 2
Hot Club Gypsy Jazz Thursdays; Rudy’s French Connection
6:00pm-8:15pm central, $12 at the door
Hot Club Gypsy Jazz Thursdays; Rudy’s French Connection

Every Thursday we honor our New Orleans and French roots and Rudy’s comes alive with a variety of small groups in the style of gypsy jazz swing. We bring you music inspired by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli with "Hot Club" gypsy jazz swing. Known for fierce tempos and effortless improvisation, our Hot Club Gypsy Thursdays are sure to entertain, inspire, and bring you back to some authentic "jazz manouche" with groups either led or curated by New Orleans LA native Brook Sutton.

There’s no better place to chill, cozy up and relax after work. Enjoy $8 French Quarter inspired cocktails (Sazerac, French 75, Daquiris from 5pm-7pm), 1/2 priced beignets, have a glass of Côtes du Rhône, and enjoy some gumbo while listening to the rhythm and mood of hot club jazz in Nashville’s most intimate and romantic room.
Trio T.B.E.
9:00pm-11:15pm central, $12 at the door
Trio T.B.E. is the amalgam of three established Nashville jazz musicians, Chris Broomhead, Matt Endahl and Scott Trayer, presenting their take on the classic piano trio format. All three musicians bring their own unique musical experiences to bear in a performance that features tunes from the great American songbook, lesser-known standards, as well as originals.

A native of Melbourne and currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Chris is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and Monash University and works in a variety of settings and projects as a drummer, composer, producer, leader and teacher. His Australian piano trio project Refraction, released their debut album As We Were in March 2015 and it was nominated for Best Jazz Album in The Age Music Victoria Awards of that year. Their follow-up recordings include Inerrant Space (2016), Reimagined (2017) as well as The Outsider and the mini-EP Three Improvisations (both 2019).

Matt Endahl is a pianist, composer and educator, currently based in Nashville TN. Since moving here in 2013 he has performed in groups led by Jeff Coffin, Chester Thompson, Dara Tucker, Rahsaan Barber, Duffy Jackson, Christina Watson, Marcus Finnie, and many others. He’s shared the stage with legendary figures like Jimmy Heath, Henry Grimes, David Liebman, Jane Ira Bloom, Arthur Blythe, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Marcus Belgrave, Roger Humphries, Dave Douglas, Nicolas Bearde, and Karrin Allyson.

A graduate from University of North Texas and Manhattan School of Music, Scott Trayer has taught both jazz and bass studies at the University of Michigan and North Texas, and is an established player in the country music world, touring with legends Collin Raye, Jim Lauderdale and Billy Ray Cyrus.
Dec 3
Marguerite Beane Quartet
5:30pm-7:15pm central, $12 at the door
Marguerite Beane is a Nashville musician and songwriter originally from Wilmington, DE. Her influences include Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, Emily Remler, and Lianne La Havas. After a 3-month stay with the Grand Hotel Orchestra on Mackinac Island, MI, Marguerite is excited to play her first independent show at Rudy’s Jazz Room with Gil Scott Chapman (New Jersey/NYC) on piano, Jackson Mayhall (Nashville) on bass, and James Gooding (Nashville) on drums. This set will feature a collection of standards, soul classics, bossa nova, and some originals.
Double Tenor Trio featuring Joel Frahm
8:00pm-10:15pm central, $22 at the door
"An incendiary soloist of the highest order" -Huffington Post

"A fresh and soulful voice" -Bunky Green

Thoughtfully approaching his music through the lens of his experience, Miguel Alvarado creates a palette of sound that reflects what drives his life. Improvised themes abed a fluctuation of soundscapes rooted in various cultures. Jazz, Classical, Afro-Cuban, Hip Hop, to Pop, the facets to his music are ever developing and morphing.

Miguel Alvarado, a native of Tampa, Florida, has been active as a professional musician since the age of thirteen, when he began his performance career playing in the Tampa Bay area with many local RnB, Latin, and Rock groups around the area. A graduate of the esteemed University of North Florida in Jacksonville, he is currently in his final semester as the graduate teaching assistant at the Middle Tennessee State University. Recently, he was awarded the Nashville Industry Music Awards Jazz Performance Award just after the release of his critically acclaimed record “Idile” released on Ear Up Records, an international jazz label founded by Jeff Coffin, the world famous saxophonist and philanthropist. Miguel Alvarado has been teaching music in the classroom since 2007 and has taken his students to numerous international festivals including the renowned “Essentially Ellington” festival in New York city. Many of his students go on to attend some of the most challenging college programs around the country and play with some of the industry's most successful artists including El Canario, Andy Montanez, Maria Schnieder, Marcus Printup, The Jazz Ambassadors, and many more. His pedagogic specialties lie in improvisation, composition, and electronic music in the general music classroom. While not performing or teaching, Mr. Alvarado enjoys spending time gardening, hunting, and developing his homestead alongside his beautiful wife and daughters.

For more than 30 years, Joel Frahm lived in New York City, working in jazz clubs, collaborating with other musicians, and honing his craft. He now lives in Nashville, where he continues to play the music he loves. His bold, inventive tenor sound has won fans in the U.S. and across the world. He has worked alongside Betty Carter, Kenny Barron, Freddy Cole, Dianne Schuur, Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, Bill Charlap, Brad Mehldau, Matt Wilson, Cyrille Aimee, and many other top artists. He has played as a leader or sideman on more than 100 recordings and has appeared at jazz festivals in the United States, Europe, Israel, Canada and South America. In addition to his work as a performer, he has taught jazz classes in clinics at the University of North Carolina, the University of Connecticut, New York University, Wichita State University, the University of North Texas, Baylor University, Colorado State University, Furman University, the University of Toronto, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, the University of Manitoba and others. He also has worked at the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation program; the Sant Andreu Youth Jazz Orchestra in Barcelona, Spain; the Dave Brubeck Institute in Stockton, California; the Center for Jazz Studies at the Israel Conservatory in Tel Aviv; the Czech Jazz Workshop in Prague; and the Siena Jazz Workshop in Italy. Joel grew up in Racine, Wisconsin and moved to West Hartford, Connecticut as a high school freshman, where he became part of the acclaimed Hall High School jazz band. It was there he developed a passion for jazz, exploring the music of jazz greats such as Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver and Wayne Shorter. In 1992, he received a bachelor's degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

David Potter believes in the balance needed to play music. He expresses musicality through great rhythm, swing, and attention to detail. He is one of the most talented young drummers on the scene today." - Marcus Roberts

A native of North Carolina, Dave began playing drum set in high school and starting performing with his elders in the RDU area at the age of 16. Following his graduation from Florida State University, he was chosen from a national pool of applicants to be a member of the Louis Armstrong Quintet at the University of New Orleans. Unfortunately, the tragedy of hurricane Katrina temporarily ended his hopes for a career in Louisiana. Soon after, Dave was awarded a full scholarship to the prestigious Julliard Jazz Program in New York City. However, after several days of intense meditation he declined the offer and returned to Florida State University, where he received his Master’s Degree after further collaboration with his mentor Marcus Roberts. In 2010, Potter was featured in a novel entitled "The New Face of Jazz" about the younger generation of Jazz musicians making an impact in the current scene. Dave is now located in Atlanta where he maintains a busy teaching and performing schedule while also touring the globe as a member of The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet as well as his new project as a leader, Retro Groove.

If you've ever heard Tommy Sauter play bass, it likely won't surprise you that he grew up in Memphis, TN. With his natural, understated stage presence and intuitive playing, Sauter easily embodies the spirit of Beale Street.

After earning his music degree from the University of Tennessee, Sauter relocated to Atlanta in 2003. Since that time, his driving feel, lyrical soloing, and impeccable time have led him to become one of the most in-demand bassists in the southeast.

Sauter balances performances with many of jazz's heavy hitters (think Greg Tardy, Donald Brown, and Johnny O'Neal) with regular appearances on the Atlanta music scene, such as in the Houston's Jazz Trio, where he has been a steady figure since 2008.

He has also performed with John Doyle, Joe Craven, The Dappled Grays, and many others.
The Josh Karas Trio featuring Jake Botts
11:00pm-1:00am central, $15 at the door
Join Josh Karas (piano/keyboards), Jake Botts (sax), Patrick Atwater (bass), and Josh Weinfeld (drums) for an evening of high-energy, spontaneous music. They'll be playing a mix of original compositions, jazz standards, and holiday music. The group will put a fresh spin on familiar tunes while also exploring new compositions in the jazz idiom. Come on out for some soulful, creative jazz!

Josh Karas is one of Nashville's most promising young talents. He is currently studying jazz piano and composition at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music. At Vanderbilt, he studies jazz with Bruce Dudley, Ryan Middagh, and Jeff Coffin. His recently-released debut album, The Root of the Thing, features eight original compositions and arrangements for jazz combo. This past month, Karas was selected as a finalist in the Jazz Education Network Young Composer's Showcase, and his piece "Fantasy in C Minor" will be performed at the Dallas JEN conference in January.

Saxophonist Jake Botts is a dynamic and versatile musician with a bebop and soul-influenced vocabulary, a unique sense of melody, and a pure, powerful, tone. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, he graduated with honors from the prestigious New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City in 2017. Shortly after relocating to Nashville, TN, Jake established himself as one of the premier free-lance instrumentalists in Music City’s rapidly expanding creative music scene. In 2019, Jake performed as a member of Kelly Clarkson’s band on her 28-city Meaning Of Life arena tour where he was prominently featured as a soloist. In addition to his work with Ms. Clarkson, Jake has performed and/or recorded with John Legend, Meghan Trainor, Gladys Knight, Darius Rucker, Charles Kelley (of Lady A), Brett Eldridge, Kelsea Ballerini and countless others. In addition to his free-lance ventures, Jake is also an accomplished bandleader and composer, regularly hosting jazz jam sessions in Nashville and releasing music under his own name.
Dec 4
Degey Organ Trio
5:30pm-7:15pm central, $12 at the door
The Degey Organ Trio, led by the increadibly versitile guitarist Jerome Degey, delve into a variety of worldly instrumental music in the jazz idiomatic realm through the organ trio format, including straight ahead jazz, Latin and boogaloo, and rhythms, sounds and songs from various cultures.

Jerome Degey is a platinum and gold album producer, arranger, and guitarist from Paris-France, now living in Nashville. With his French and Afro-Caribbean family heritage and a long immersion into the Brazilian culture, he naturally blends jazz, soul, world music, and popular songs in his musical choices.

Charles Treadway is considered the top organist in Nashville. He has played with the finest jazz and blues musicians and beyond in various settings and is reminiscent of Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Jimmy McGriff, and other greats.

Chris Brown is one of Nashville’s top session and most sought-after jazz drummers. His first professional big band gig was with the Maynard Ferguson Band, played with Don Grolnick, among many others and tours with Sam Bush.
Double Tenor Trio featuring Joel Frahm
8:00pm-10:15pm central, $22 at the door
"An incendiary soloist of the highest order" -Huffington Post

"A fresh and soulful voice" -Bunky Green

Thoughtfully approaching his music through the lens of his experience, Miguel Alvarado creates a palette of sound that reflects what drives his life. Improvised themes abed a fluctuation of soundscapes rooted in various cultures. Jazz, Classical, Afro-Cuban, Hip Hop, to Pop, the facets to his music are ever developing and morphing.

Miguel Alvarado, a native of Tampa, Florida, has been active as a professional musician since the age of thirteen, when he began his performance career playing in the Tampa Bay area with many local RnB, Latin, and Rock groups around the area. A graduate of the esteemed University of North Florida in Jacksonville, he is currently in his final semester as the graduate teaching assistant at the Middle Tennessee State University. Recently, he was awarded the Nashville Industry Music Awards Jazz Performance Award just after the release of his critically acclaimed record “Idile” released on Ear Up Records, an international jazz label founded by Jeff Coffin, the world famous saxophonist and philanthropist. Miguel Alvarado has been teaching music in the classroom since 2007 and has taken his students to numerous international festivals including the renowned “Essentially Ellington” festival in New York city. Many of his students go on to attend some of the most challenging college programs around the country and play with some of the industry's most successful artists including El Canario, Andy Montanez, Maria Schnieder, Marcus Printup, The Jazz Ambassadors, and many more. His pedagogic specialties lie in improvisation, composition, and electronic music in the general music classroom. While not performing or teaching, Mr. Alvarado enjoys spending time gardening, hunting, and developing his homestead alongside his beautiful wife and daughters.

For more than 30 years, Joel Frahm lived in New York City, working in jazz clubs, collaborating with other musicians, and honing his craft. He now lives in Nashville, where he continues to play the music he loves. His bold, inventive tenor sound has won fans in the U.S. and across the world. He has worked alongside Betty Carter, Kenny Barron, Freddy Cole, Dianne Schuur, Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, Bill Charlap, Brad Mehldau, Matt Wilson, Cyrille Aimee, and many other top artists. He has played as a leader or sideman on more than 100 recordings and has appeared at jazz festivals in the United States, Europe, Israel, Canada and South America. In addition to his work as a performer, he has taught jazz classes in clinics at the University of North Carolina, the University of Connecticut, New York University, Wichita State University, the University of North Texas, Baylor University, Colorado State University, Furman University, the University of Toronto, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, the University of Manitoba and others. He also has worked at the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation program; the Sant Andreu Youth Jazz Orchestra in Barcelona, Spain; the Dave Brubeck Institute in Stockton, California; the Center for Jazz Studies at the Israel Conservatory in Tel Aviv; the Czech Jazz Workshop in Prague; and the Siena Jazz Workshop in Italy. Joel grew up in Racine, Wisconsin and moved to West Hartford, Connecticut as a high school freshman, where he became part of the acclaimed Hall High School jazz band. It was there he developed a passion for jazz, exploring the music of jazz greats such as Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver and Wayne Shorter. In 1992, he received a bachelor's degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

David Potter believes in the balance needed to play music. He expresses musicality through great rhythm, swing, and attention to detail. He is one of the most talented young drummers on the scene today." - Marcus Roberts

A native of North Carolina, Dave began playing drum set in high school and starting performing with his elders in the RDU area at the age of 16. Following his graduation from Florida State University, he was chosen from a national pool of applicants to be a member of the Louis Armstrong Quintet at the University of New Orleans. Unfortunately, the tragedy of hurricane Katrina temporarily ended his hopes for a career in Louisiana. Soon after, Dave was awarded a full scholarship to the prestigious Julliard Jazz Program in New York City. However, after several days of intense meditation he declined the offer and returned to Florida State University, where he received his Master’s Degree after further collaboration with his mentor Marcus Roberts. In 2010, Potter was featured in a novel entitled "The New Face of Jazz" about the younger generation of Jazz musicians making an impact in the current scene. Dave is now located in Atlanta where he maintains a busy teaching and performing schedule while also touring the globe as a member of The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet as well as his new project as a leader, Retro Groove.

If you've ever heard Tommy Sauter play bass, it likely won't surprise you that he grew up in Memphis, TN. With his natural, understated stage presence and intuitive playing, Sauter easily embodies the spirit of Beale Street.

After earning his music degree from the University of Tennessee, Sauter relocated to Atlanta in 2003. Since that time, his driving feel, lyrical soloing, and impeccable time have led him to become one of the most in-demand bassists in the southeast.

Sauter balances performances with many of jazz's heavy hitters (think Greg Tardy, Donald Brown, and Johnny O'Neal) with regular appearances on the Atlanta music scene, such as in the Houston's Jazz Trio, where he has been a steady figure since 2008.

He has also performed with John Doyle, Joe Craven, The Dappled Grays, and many others.
Geoff Pfeifer Quartet
11:00pm-1:00am central, $12 at the door
The Geoff Pfeifer Quartet, gritty, edgy, the real deal NYC style jazz. Saxophonist Geoff Pfeifer brings some of Nashville's top jazz cats out, and you'll be sure to feel the energy. Playing a mix of original material and Wayne Shorter tunes.

Geoff Pfeifer, a Nashville based musician and composer, has been living and performing in Nashville since 2005. Geoff studied saxophone with Ted Nash and Ralph Lalama and composition with Mike Holober and Jim McNeely. He is a saxophonist and arranger with the R&B band Chubby and The Dots and plays the 2nd Tenor Saxophone chair in The Establishment Big Band.
Dec 5
Sully's Swingin' Sunday Supper
6:00pm-8:15pm central, $12 at the door
Join us for Sully's Swingin' Sunday Supper, where one of Music City's top jazz and instrumental bassists Jimmy Sullivan leads a swingin' band with different special guest artists and Rudy's serves up a unique and delectable supper special just for the show!

Harmonic adaptability and rhythmic flexibility are the key attributes of any first rate bassist. Though a native born Virginian, Jimmy Sullivan has ascended to the top ranks of Music City's rhythm section comrades, proving himself a versatile and imaginative bassist on multiple occasions. He's excelled in numerous idiomatic sessions, though jazz remains a priority and key musical love. Still, he's flourished while working, recording and/or performing with such top country, rock and pop stars as Lee Ann Womack, Mandy Barnett, Mark Collie, Jason Petty, Becky Warren, Anne McCue. Calbe Caudle and Ben De La Cour among others. But most recently he's become an area favorite backing one of Nashville's most popular and beloved jazz vocalists, Stephanie Arlington.

Sullivan grew up in Reston, Virginia. Despite not having any musicians in the family, Sullivan still became enamored with music at an early age. Teaching himself to play by ear, his early apprentice came as both a singer and instrumentalist. He performed in a choir while also playing piano and clarinet. But his primary instrument became bass at 15, where he began on electric. Soon came formal jazz studies at Northern Virginia Community college, where he obtained a two-year degree before transferring to Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

At VCU not only did Jimmy receive the seasoning and grounding from an exceptional program founded by the late, great, pianist/composer Ellis Marsalis, he was required to master the acoustic. That was the final step in Sullivan becoming a full-time bassist. Over the next six years, while living in Richmond, he worked in multiple settings and with a host of bands playing the full musical spectrum from classical and jazz to soul, gospel and hip-hop.

Interestingly, upon initially moving to New York, Sullivan didn't initially immerse himself in jazz like many new arrivals. Instead, folk and the gamut of styles known as Americana were how he made his livelihood for much of the next decade, while also getting married. It wasn't util 2017 that he arrived in Nashville, still married and not really even contemplating being a full-time musician much longer. But while his then wife was pursing a singer/songwriting career, a funny thing happened to Jimmy Sullivan. He moved from trying to decide whether to sell his bass to attending jam sessions, meeting fellow players and re-discovering his love for music. The flexibility that he had previously acquired made it easy for him to fit into all the contexts and situations that one encounters in a city like Nashville. Not only did he begin attracting attention from the country and western swing world, but also discovered a growing and intense jazz scene.

While he's now working regularly with Stephanie Adlington, he's also played with other Music City jazz stalwarts like Annie Selleck, Laura Mayo and Jamie Paul as well as international artists Laila Biali and Carol Welsman. He's become good friends and consistently shared the bandstand with Andy Reiss, Marcus Finnie, Geoff Pfiefer and Don Aliquo.

Jimmy Sullivan's now acclaimed not only in Nashville but throughout the region and state as a topflight player. He's already won one Nashville Music Industry Award as Best Jazz Instrumentalist in 2018, and others are sure to follow. But most importantly, Jimmy Sullivan's ferocity on the bandstand, and joy and love of playing music are infectious, and anyone who sees and hears him will immediately discover it as well as the inspiring and motivational power of great performance.
Rudy's Jazz Jam
9:00pm-11:15pm central, $10 at the door
Rudy's hosts the official pro jazz jam. Come out and experience some of music city's best as they take the stage with Nashville's next generation of jazz performers! You will hear a variety of young, old, new and undiscovered players showing what they can do on stage. Part of the jazz tradition and what jazz embodies is the unknown and spontaneous exploration of new musical territory with new musicians sitting in live on stage; you never know who or what to expect other than the unexpected!

We welcome all ages to this show and have a $10 food or beverage minimum.
Dec 6
Re-Evolution
6:00pm-8:15pm central, $12 at the door
Featuring Brian Cornish on saxophone, Regi Wooten on bass, Daryl Johnson on drums, Adam Charney on guitar, and Marc Payne on piano. Re-Evolution is heavily influenced by traditional and classic jazz cutting edge artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Thelonious Monk and many more...
Giovanni Rodriguez & 12 Manos
9:00pm-11:15pm central, $12 at the door
A Nashville favorite on the Salsa and jazz scene and electric night of Salsa dancing! Multi-instrumentalist Giovanni Rodriguez, one of Nashville's leading percussionists, bassists and favorite on the Salsa and jazz scene, plays the sounds of salsa, bachata and percussion-driven rhythms with some of the most seasoned veterans in the Nashville Latin music scene. Melvin Macias (piano/vocals), Jesus Agreda (Timbales), Lorenzo Molina Ruiz (Trumpet), Manuel 'Manotas' Ramierez (multi-Percussion), and Giovanni Rodriguez (bass/vocals).

For this show general admission tickets are available for standing and sitting in the front section of the room near the stage with the dance floor. Tickets for bar seats and tables are available as well. General admission tickets for the front section are not guaranteed to have seats as we will have a large part of the front section seating cleared for the dance floor. General admission tickets will have standing room as well as limited seating. Only our tables and bar seats will have guaranteed seating for this show.
Dec 8
Wendell "Bizz" Bigsby
6:00pm-8:15pm central, $15 at the door
Bizz is an accomplished artist and songwriter who has played on Nashville stages and shows around the country and Canada for more than 20 years. The eldest son of Nashville legend Jimmy Church, Bizz has opened up for The Godfather of Soul James Brown, The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, The King of Rock and Roll, Little Richard and many more.

“I remember when I was 4 or 5 years old my grandmother would let me stay up and watch my dad on ‘Night Train’. I said to myself then “I want to do that, that looks like fun’”. He started his first group at 9 doing Jackson 5 covers while in middle school and winning most of The High School talent shows they entered. He then realized he was actually pretty good at this.

Bizz developed several bands while in high school, and after college, he put a band together called “Bizz and The Crew”. They gained local popularity in local clubs while he was honing his skills and writing songs.

While running lights in his dads’ band, the lead singer got sick, and his dad asked him could he fill in for a show or two. Those two shows turned into 5 years. They traveled the country playing, from Clint Eastwood’s home in Carmel, California, to Diana Ross’s in Greenwich, Connecticut. That year they were also named "The #1 Wedding Band in America" by Vouge magazine. “Those were the best 5 years of my life”, says Bizz. I learned so much about business, showmanship, and the importance of branding”.

About 6 years ago, he started a cover band called "Bizz and Everyday People” that has become one of the premier cover bands in Nashville and the country, but his first love has always been to create and perform program music. His first project, ‘Love Izz” has been critically acclaimed by the music community as well as the general public.

Bizz currently works with multi Grammy award winning producer and writer Tommy Sims on a yet entitled EP. “These songs are special because they are mostly about what we’re going through as a country and our struggles as a nation dealing with its past and looking to is future, and the growing pains associated with all that. They are just my thoughts, my feelings and a few emotions put into song. Sort of a catharsis for me. Of course, there’s a love song in there’. I’ve always believed that if you write from your heart, your truth, it will touch someone’s heart as well. I just wanna…. make a difference. Leave it better than I found it.”
Regi Wooten & Friends
9:00pm-11:15pm central, $15 at the door
Known as “The Teacha”, Regi Wooten is one of the most innovative, talented and dynamic musicians around the scene, and has pushed the boundaries of jazz, funk, soul, R&B, rock, and even bluegrass to some of the most extreme musical limits. From picking, slapping, strumming, thumping, and tapping to some of the most ear bending advanced chords you’ll hear on any instrument, Regi has earned world-wide notoriety and comparisons to other innovators such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and Chuck Berry. Perfecting, creating and discovering new techniques and jazz theory while incorporating and layering into strong funk grooves for keen listeners to uncover and pick up on is one of his many notable fortes.

At only nine years old Regi started teaching his younger brother Victor Wooten bass guitar and Joseph Wooten keyboards, and soon the Wooten Brothers Band was formed featuring; Regi on ukelele, Roy on drums, Rudy on Saxophone, Joe on Keys and Victor on bass. Regi was ten years old at the time, Roy was nine, Rudy was eight, Joseph was five and Victor was two. The rest, as they say, is Musical History.

Assembling a cast of Nashville's best, Regi Wooten and Friends dig deep into the roots of funk, jazz, blues, rock, and soul. You never know who might jump on stage! Don't miss a beat!