January 17, 2020 – 6:00 pm
Music at the Frist: RoseOnVibes
Cafe ~ FREE
RoseOnVibes focuses on swing, bebop, and Latin jazz. This talented ensemble's repertoire emcompasses variety of standards by music icons such as Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Milt Jackson, and Charlie Parker. And every once in a while you’ll hear a contemporary R&B tune, jazzed up just a bit.
Featured performers include Linda Rose (vibraphone, African xylophone, vocals, hand percussion); Kevin Sanders (keys); Todd London (drums); and Doug Russo (bass).
What makes their music unique is the influence of African instrumentation and rhythms. The ensemble incorporates into the music the African gyil (xylophone) and hand percussion instruments from around the world. You’ll hear jazz versions of traditional African music as well as some original compositions on the gyil.
Sometimes the music is played with a kick and soul; other times the music is more subdued, but always performed with dignity, grace, and style.