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The Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet - September 27 & 28
Rudy's Jazz Room is proud to present the increadible NYC based guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and his Quartet.
Combining timeless melodicism with forward–thinking lines and textures, the music of Jonathan Kreisberg continues to attract a growing international fan base. His compositions have been performed by his groundbreaking quartet on five continents. As a guitarist, his sound and technique has influenced the next generation of players and has arguably contributed to the evolution of the instrument in jazz. For their show at Rudy's Jazz Room, JKQ will perform brand new compositions that combine jazz tradition, instrumental virtuosity, modern soundscapes and influences from every corner of the world and beyond.
Rudy's is an intimate jazz club with limited space. Reserve your tickets today to ensure a spot. Seats for both shows will be General Admission.
Tia Brazda - September 29
Tia Brazda's sassy jazz-pop gems and vintage style have established her as a sparkling presence on the jazz scene at home and abroad, paying homage to the golden era while adding a modern twist. Having honed her cutting-edge sound in the clubs of Toronto, she burst onto the scene in 2012, hitting #1 on the iTunes Canada Jazz Chart as well as receiving play on BBC Radio 6, CBC Radio, Jazz FM 91.1 in Toronto and college radio stations across Canada. This debut brought her to Paris and Amsterdam as well as cities around the UK in support, in addition to performing at major festivals at home across Canada.
Rudy's is an intimate jazz club with limited space. Reserve your tickets today to ensure a spot. Seats for the show is General Admission.
This iteration of the Jimmy Sullivan Quartet will feature Adam Davis on guitar and Wes Little on drums.
Now based in Chicago and Los Angeles, he is both an in demand studio musician as well as a touring performer around the globe. He has worked with Lupe Fiasco, Brett Dennen, Chance the Rapper, Gallant, Meshell N'Degeocello, Paula Cole, James Carter, engineer Eddie Kramer, producer/drummer Dave King, Naughty Professor, The Heard, and experimental jazz trio Hanging Hearts. He was also featured on the Latin Grammy winning album "Fantastico" by Lucky Diaz and the Grammy-nominated album "Ology" by Gallant. His third album THE RADIO HERO MIXTAPE was released spring of 2015 and the song "Hollywood Girl" was chosen as a Finalist in the 2015 American Songwriting Awards. He is currently working with producer Georgia Anne Muldrow on his upcoming 4th album REALLY HUMAN, set to be released in 2018.
As an instrumentalist, he has performed with the Nashville Symphony, The Nashville Opera Co., The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, The Nashville Chamber Orchestra, The Birmingham Symphony, Midland/Odessa Texas Symphony, and The Germantown Chamber Orchestra in Memphis, TN. Artists he has performed with include: Michael Feinstein, Melba Moore, Lorna Luft, Idina Menzel, Rita Coolidge, Willie Nelson, Neil Sedaka, Jimmy Webb, Ricky Woodard, Gatemouth Brown, Groove Holmes, Gene Bertoncini, Jack Wilkins, Mark Feldman, Paul McCandless, and Mundell Lowe.
In addition to a playing career, Mel is part of the faculty at The Nashville Jazz Workshop. He has taught jazz guitar clinics at The University Of N. Alabama, Hume Fogg and Battleground Academy, and was a guitar instructor at Montgomery Bell Academy for fifteen years.
Elliott is a winner of the 2017 VSA International Young Soloists Competition, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program, recognizing outstanding musicians with disabilities, ages 14–25, from around the world. Award week culminated with a performance on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington DC.
As a freshman at Belmont University, Elliott was selected as a pianist for the premier jazz ensemble at the university. He was honored to have a feature role, sharing a duet with Ricky Skaggs, when Mr. Skaggs was awarded the prestigious Applause Award at the 2014 President’s concert. He was one of several featured soloists with the Jazz Band during the nationally televised Christmas at Belmont performance in 2013, and performed in the Woods Piano Scholar Concert at Cheekwood Arts and Gardens.
Prior to college, Elliott performed with Lake Rise Place (LRP), a local pop trio, as keyboardist and lead vocalist in numerous local events and venues from 2008-2012. With LRP, he performed at prestigious venues including the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Ryman Auditorium, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and Ford Theatre at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Many of the events were sponsored by VSA Tennessee.
Elliott was awarded the Woods Piano Scholarship by Belmont University’s School of Music, a four-year scholarship awarded annually to one freshman entering Belmont as a piano major. He was named VSA Tennessee Young Soloist in 2016. The Mayor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities named LRP Artist of the Year in 2011, and they were named Tennessee Goodwill Ambassadors by Governor Phil Bredesen in 2010.
Kenneth Brown on drums
Keith Brown on piano
Will Body on sax
Joe Gross on Trumpet
Darryl Hall on Bass
A true legendary jazz drummer, Jackson is the son of Chubby Jackson, and played drums as a young child making appearances with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, and Buddy Rich before he finished high school. In 1971 he relocated to Los Angeles, where he played with Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Lena Horne, Milt Jackson, and Barney Kessel. Following a tour of Japan with Benny Carter, he appeared on television for two years with Sammy Davis, Jr. (1974-1976). Later in the 1970s he played with Grover Mitchell and did a tour of Europe with the Count Basie Orchestra.
In the 1980s Jackson worked with Lionel Hampton, Al Jarreau, James Moody, and Sonny Stitt, and in 1985 re-joined the Basie orchestra while Thad Jones was its leader. Following this he worked with Illinois Jacquet and Artie Shaw, then re-joined the Basie Orchestra under Frank Foster. In the 1990s, he relocated to Fort Lauderdale, where he played with Harry Allen, Billy Ross, and the Manhattan Transfer.
We welcome all ages to this show.
This former Dead-head has mingled with jazz royalty since her musical beginning in Murfreesboro, TN where she "sat in" with the late guitarist Roland Gresham Sr. and was hired on the spot, setting her on a professional course for the next twenty years. She was voted "Best Jazz Artist" by readers of the Nashville Scene five years in a row. She sang for a sold out crowd with the Nashville symphony. She was the resident vocalist for the Nashville Jazz Orchestra for eleven years. Grassroots spread like wildfire and she started making guest appearance with 16-piece big bands around the country. She's toured with Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing, recorded albums and performed with jazz luminaries Joey DeFrancesco, Gerald Clayton, the Jeff Hamilton Trio, Akira Tana and Tommy Emmanuel, with whom she is the featured performer for his Christmas Classics Tours. You might have seen her perform with her six-piece swing band Annie and the Hot Club or sing with her husband and guitarist Pat Bergeson while she accompanying herself in the duo with body-percussion. She's excited to play locally again with a piano trio, her first musical love for band instrumentation.
"Annie Sellick is very much a jazz singer but she is also a storyteller and her rendition of emotionally complex songs is masterful...she is also a stunning visual performer" - Roger Crane the L.A. Jazz Scene
"It's quite obvious she is totally at home as a live performer, immediately engaging her audiences with an innate ability to make everyone in the room feel like she is performing just for them. - Robyn Carey Allgeyer