Music City's authentic late night jazz club
Howard Levy & Chris Siebold - September 16, 6pm & 8pm
Rudy's Jazz Room is proud to present multi-Grammy award winning harmonicist, pianist and composer Howard Levy and guitarist Chris Siebold, one night, two amazing shows!
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.
-Michael McCall, Nashville Scene
Duffy 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.
We welcome all ages to this show.
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.
The Nashville Industry Music Awards (NIMA) and Rudy's Jazz Room will host an evening of performances to benefit the Nashville Rescue Mission on Tuesday, August 21st. The evening's featured performers are all nominees in this year's Nashville Industry Music Awards (NIMAs). The NIMA Awards recognize acclaimed independent, local musicians active in the Nashville community and beyond.
The Nashville Rescue Mission provides emergency services, life recovery skills, temporary lodging and basic needs to persons experiencing homelessness in Nashville. The Mission reports that over 500,000 meals were served in the 2016-2017 fiscal year alone.
"It feels good to give back and to truly be a part of an independent community with a conscience," said NIMA Jazz Council President Greg Bryant.
"As we continue to contribute to Nashville's music scene 7 nights a week with authentic jazz, we know that nights like these help us to be a truly unique venue in our community," said Rudy's Jazz Room Co-Owner Adam Charney.
Noted for their work as band members and accompanists of noted musicians as Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Vince Gil, Jake Owen, Kelly Clarkson, Alabama Shakes Kirk Whalum, Charlie Hunter and Jack Pearson, the confirmed cast of Nashville musicians for the evening will include drummer Marcus Finnie, pianists David M. Rodgers and Paul Horton, vocalists Dara Tucker, Marcela Pinilla, Christina Watson, Stephanie Adlington and Nikki Elias, horn players Rahsaan Barber, Casey Brevka, Jovan Quallo, bassists Jimmy Sullivan and Greg Bryant and guitarist Ben Rice. More musicians will be announced in the coming days.
The band's resume includes performances at Montreux, Vienne and Umbria Jazz Festivals, a DownBeat Student Music Award for Outstanding Performance in the Blues/Pop/Rock category, and the honor of being selected through competition by five-time GRAMMY Award winner Lalah Hathaway to open for two performances on her 2018 'Honestly' tour. Their debut album, Gilded Kingdoms, is comprised primarily of original works, and also includes reimaginings of jazz standards "Don't Explain" (Billie Holiday) and "On Green Dolphin Street" (Bronisalw Kaper). Gilded Kingdoms is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and at OracleBlueBand.com.
This iteration of the Jimmy Sullivan Quartet will feature Adam Davis on guitar and Wes Little on drums.
-Michael McCall, Nashville Scene
Born in Memphis, Laura has spent the better of a decade as the vocal ace of Nashville's premier recording studios. Her talents have been featured on national tours, performing with acts such as Cory Chisel and Quinn Deveaux.
Delivering her interpretation of jazz standards, Laura Mayo will be joined by a preeminent collection of Nashville instrumentalists including Matt Endahl (piano), Todd Parks (bass), and Chris Brown (drums).
Tyler Marsh is a student at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he is a piano student in the Jazz Studies program was awarded the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame Young Artist scholarship in 2017. Ethan Marsh is a double bass major at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. After graduation this spring, he will attend the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in their Jazz Studies program. Ethan is a member of the Cincinnati Youth Jazz Collaborative, led by Dr. Isidore Rudnick.