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Snap on 2 & 4 feat. Duffy Jackson 

When: Fri., Aug. 27, 8 p.m. 2010
Price: $8-$15
Sometimes the line about being "raised in the music" proves true. That's certainly the case with dynamic and masterful drummer Duffy Jackson, who was introduced to both jazz and percussion by his father, prolific bassist Chubby Jackson. The elder Jackson was famed for — among other things — his contributions to Woody Herman's orchestra, and he gave his son a drum set at age 4. A few years later, the younger Jackson was making the guest-star rounds on such TV shows as I've Got A Secret. His ability quickly became evident, and he was touring with Lena Horne at 16. But he's best known for brilliant, exciting support and solos in bands led by the greats of swing and bop, among them Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie. But Jackson isn't simply an awesome drummer. He's also a gifted multi-instrumentalist who plays keyboards, bass and vibes, and even finds time to sing a tune or two. Since relocating to Middle Tennessee, he's served on the board of the Nashville Jazz Workshop, and tonight he joins with a host of NJW luminaries whose roster includes pianist Lori Mechem, bassist Roger Spencer and the frontline tandem of George Tidwell on trumpet and Denis Solee on saxophone for two explosive sets at the Jazz Cave.
— Ron Wynn

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