By Ron Wynn
NASHVILLE, TN — Pianist and bandleader Joe Davidian and his trio have long been Nashville jazz fan favorites. Now they have a new name, an upcoming CD and will be performing in concert Friday night at the Nashville Jazz Workshop’s Jazz Cave, 1012 Buchanan Street. The trio is now called The Lost Melody, and features along with Davidian bassist Jamie Ousley and drummer Austin McMahon.
Before he relocated to New York City, Davidian was a familiar and highly respected regular on the local jazz scene. During his high school years Davidian studied with such greats as Kenny Werner and Jim McNeely. The holder of both a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degree from the University of Miami’s School of Music, in addition to his stellar work with his trio Davidian has worked alongside many premier jazz musicians like Joe Lovano, Tito Puente and Kevin Mahogany.
The Davidian trio has issued three previous CDs. Their two most recent releases, “Live At The Jazz Cave, Vol 1” in 2013 and “Live At The Jazz Cave – Vol 2” in 2017 were both recorded at the Workshop.
COVID-19 protocols remain effect at the Jazz Cave. Masks are required for all patrons, with the exception of children under age two. It is a 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.
Doors open at 7 p.m. The Lost Melody will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the live performance is $30, $10 for the digital concert.
Proceeds from Nashville Jazz Workshop Digital Concerts 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.