November 11: Eric Brace at 3rd and Lindsley

Saturday, November 11 Backstage at 3rd and Lindsley will be hosting a release party for Friend of the Fringe Eric Brace’s new album, Cartes Postales. Performing alongside Brace will be Rory Hoffman, Mark Fain, and Lynn Williams with Austin Filingo, Jeff Lisenby, and Joshua Hunt. Backstage at 3rd and Lindsley is located a couple of doors down to the left of the main entrance and doors are at 5 pm. The show will run from 6 to 7:15 sharp. (There are only 50 tickets on sale.) More info is available on Facebook.

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.

October 28: Nashville Jazz Orchestra at 3rd & Lindsley

Nashville Jazz Orchestra It Aint Necessarily So

Jazz Music City Records and the Nashville Fringe Festival present the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, directed by trumpeter/composer Jim Williamson, along with the Jazz Music City All-Stars (featuring Rahsaan Barber, Imer Santiago, Bruce Dudley and Marcus Finnie). The NJO will be performing a special concert celebrating the release of “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” a dynamic big-band recording of music by the great George Gershwin.

Monday, October 28 at 7pm @ 3rd and Lindsley // $15 cover (includes a copy of the NJO’s new CD!)

November 2: Hangtown Dancehall

Hangtown Dancehall

Eric Brace presents “Hangtown Dancehall,” a folk-opera featuring Kelly Willis, Eric Brace, John Wesley Harding, Andrea Zonn, Jon Byrd, Peter Cooper, and more. The show will take place at 3rd & Lindsley Saturday, November 2, 2013. Tickets are $10 (limited reserved seating tickets are available for $20). Doors are at 6pm, and the show begins at 7pm.