Vail and the Fusion Kings at Nashville Jazz Workshop

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Vail and the Fusion Kings at Nashville Jazz Workshop

Join us on Saturday, May 13th, 2023 at 7:30pm.

By Nashville Jazz Workshop

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, May 13 · 7:30 - 9pm CDT


Nashville Jazz Workshop 1012 Buchanan Street Nashville, TN 37208

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Vail Johnson and the Fusion Kings in the Jazz Cave at the Nashville Jazz Workshop on Saturday, February 25th, 2023. Bandleader and bassist Vail Johnson is joined by Lou Pardini (keys), and Bruce Guttridge (drums). The band takes the stage at 7:30pm CST (Doors at 7:00pm). LIVE PERFORMANCE TICKETS ($35)

VAIL JOHNSON: Why would Arsenio Hall, Herbie Hancock, Keb' Mo',  Kenny G and countless celebrities at the pinnacle of their careers choose to share the limelight with one musician?  Vail Johnson is a talent unbounded by musical genres; an artist who succeeded as a top LA Studio Musician, Internationally Acclaimed Bass Player, Jazz Musician, Band Leader and Solo Performer.

Vail’s music appears in film, TV, on radio and in 6 CD’s that exhibit the depth of his experience. Compositions range from improvisational jazz created with free-form musicians to projects drawing solely upon Vail’s schizophrenic talents as writer, singer, virtuoso and producer. Transcendent in his music is an unequaled voice expressed with 4 strings. You hear melodic tones of Spanish guitar, bluesy finger-picking and monster slapping. You feel samba, funk, blues and rock. Vail’s live performance on bass became something extraordinary, by playing constantly as a member of as many as 10 bands at any given time.

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. We do not issue refunds. Masks are recommended for all patrons.

Proceeds from Nashville Jazz Workshop Digital Concerts (if streaming) go to the NJW Artist Fund. The Artist Fund is used to help support and create performance opportunities for area Jazz artists, bringing more Jazz to the community and paying artists for their work.

About the organizer

About the Nashville Jazz Workshop

For two decades the Nashville Jazz Workshop (NJW) has presented, instructed and preserved the art of jazz in Music City, USA. Countless musicians, amateur to professional, and ardent jazz fans have expanded their skills and appreciation for this distinct American art form by playing in NJW ensembles and studying in NJW classrooms. Local and national jazz artists are presented in the Jazz Cave, an acclaimed listening room. As a nonprofit organization, NJW’s mission is to enrich people’s lives through jazz eduction and performance. Located in the Neuhoff Complex for the past 20 years, NJW is moving to a new home at 1012 Buchanan Street in 2021. For further information, contact the Nashville Jazz Workshop at 615-242-JAZZ (5299).