Snap On 2&4: Cord Martin Presents Valery Ponomarev

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Nashville Jazz Workshop says
On Friday, May 27 at 8pm, we welcome saxophonist Cord Martin to the Jazz Cave for a special Snap on 2&4 performance featuring visiting trumpet master Valery Ponomarev.

Valery Ponomarev has been major force on the New York jazz seen since he emigrated from the Soviet Union in the 1980's. A member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers during that time, he was described by one reviewer at "the most biting trumpet player Art Blakey has had since Lee Morgan." He has remained in demand as a leader, sideman, and educator.

Cord Martin has appeared on the Jazz Cave stage many times, most recently when he brought saxophone great Don Braden to town last year, performing alongside him with a stellar local rhythm section. The combination of a visiting jazz great and a group of Nashville's finest brought down the house last year, and we think the same will be true this year!

Cord is also a dedicated and accomplished educator. He serves as Band Director for Whitthorne Middle School in Columbia. He shares his passion for jazz and inspires an interest in jazz in his young students, and was named Teacher of the Year in Columbia. His concerts last year with Don Braden and this year with Valery Ponomarev are part of a residency which puts these visitng masters in contact with young jazz band students in the midstate.

While here, Valery will be guest clinician for the 2nd Annual Ethos Music Festival. He will be working with a select group of some of the best young jazz musicians in the area. To conclude the festival, Valery Ponomarev will perform with the Ethos Festival Jazz Band on Saturday, May 28 at First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro, TN. More information about this event can be found at:

The May 27 performance starts at 8pm. Doors open at 7:15.

Also on hand will be Jody Nardone (piano), John Birdsong (bass), and Derrek Phillips (drums).



PHONE: 24/7 at Brown Paper Tickets (800-838-3006), or during daytime business hours at 615-242-5299.

Admission is $25 Adult / $15 High school or college students with ID.
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By: Nashville Jazz Workshop

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