Concurrence feat. Nasheet WaitsPop/Rock
Greg Bryant and Paul Horton are among the Nashville jazz scene’s busiest and most versatile figures — in addition to being fine players, they are both composers, arrangers, broadcasters, and in the case of their upcoming Nashville Fringe Festival show at Cafe Coco, promoters and conceptualists. Bryant and Horton are bringing to town premier drummer and soloist Nasheet Waits. The son of legendary jazz drummer Freddie Waits, Nasheet Waits was initially unsure if he wanted to pursue a music career, and instead studied psychology and history at Atlanta’s Morehouse College. But the lure of music proved too strong, and he soon switched gears, eventually earning a degree in music from Long Island University. While he was there, Waits gained some early fame as part of the dazzling percussion ensemble M’Boom. His formidable approach and idiomatic flexibility have been featured in ace bands led by jazz heavyweights Jason Moran, Antonio Hart, Joe Lovano, Andrew Hill, William Parker and Fred Hersch. He’ll join Bryant and Horton in a spirited performance of their group Concurrence.
Fri, Aug 16 | 8:00 PM