Nashville Scene: Roland Barber Critics’ Pick

Roland Barber Nashville Scene Critics Pick

Trombonist, vocalist and bandleader Roland Barber has been a prolific session player. His impressive list of credits includes backing such vocalists as Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan, and playing with jazz greats Wynton Marsalis and Trombone Shorty, plus the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Spanish Harlem Orchestra. Now a mainstay on the Music City scene since returning here from New York City, Barber has a forthcoming debut album called Heat Expressed, Art Finessed, which features him heading a group that also includes premier bassist Jim Ferguson, Barber’s outstanding saxophonist brother Rahsaan, and drummer Ulysses Owens. Autographed copies will be available at tonight’s album release party, and special guests include organist Charles Treadway, bassist Jon Estes, saxophonist Cord Martin and drummer Jennie Hoeft.
RON WYNN

July 17: Roland Barber & Friends CD Release Show

ROLAND BARBER 3rd lindsley 2014

Roland Barber & Friends [including Charles Treadway (B3 organ), Jennie Hoeft (drums), Jon Estes (bass), and Cord Martin (saxophones)] will be performing at 3rd & Lindsley Thursday, July 17, celebrating the release of Barber’s “Heart Expressed, Art Finessed” album. 3rd & Lindsley is located at 818 3rd Ave S., Nashville, TN 37210. Doors are at 9:00pm; cover is $10.

Fringe Radio Show with Al-D (feat. Pow Shadowz)

Pow Shadowz Basemant Nashville

The July 7 edition of the Fringe Radio Show with Al-D features MC Pow Shadowz as the week’s live in-studio guest. Al-D and Pow Shadowz will be performing at Meant for the Milk Crate Vol. 10, along with E.T., Sweets, Truth Clipsy, DJ Chozen & Marcus “Quit Playin” Jones. The event takes place Friday, July 18 at The Stone Fox.

 
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