Join us for a special performance by Parker James, Paul DeFiglia, and Anson Hohne in the Frist Art Museum Café.

A cash bar will be on site for guests to enjoy.  

About the Artists

Parker James is a multifaceted percussionist with a well-rounded approach to his musicianship. He is involved in activities ranging from solo jazz vibraphone, through which his singular voice is best heard, to orchestral and chamber percussion, as well as percussion and jazz education.   

As a vibraphonist, James has developed a dynamic approach to solo improvisation, drawing heavily from the jazz tradition while incorporating his myriad influences ranging from contemporary classical music to Brazilian music and hip-hop. He performs regularly in Nashville at jazz clubs, rock venues, and art galleries. James also plays vibes with the Nashville-based indie rock band Volunteer Department. His work with the group earned him praise from the Nashville Scene for his “fine form.” He is in demand in Nashville as a freelance vibraphonist for live bands and recording sessions, and is one of the only vibes specialists in town. James continues to champion the vibraphone as a cross-genre instrument. 

Paul DeFiglia is a bassist, keyboardist, producer, and audio engineer with a recording studio based in East Nashville. He studied classical bass at the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts and jazz at New York University. His recording and performing credits include Irma Thomas, The Avett Brothers, Little Freddie King, Langhorne Slim, Elan Mehler and more. 

Anson Hohne is a drummer, percussionist, and composer living in Nashville. As a drummer, he began first honing his sound in jazz, free improvisation, and psychedelic rock groups while majoring in music at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Since moving back to his home state in 2012, he has continued to refine his craft, performing and recording in the Nashville area with artists such as the Ben Rice Trio, Lou Turner, Crave On, The Synchronicity Ensemble, Ziona Riley, Jo Kenkel, and Jo Schornikow. While contributing drums and percussion to other local artists, he has led and co-led his own projects including rock band Flossie Dukeshire, free improvisation cooperative The Freedom Coalition, and an unfinished musical film series Book of Months. Current projects include contemporary jazz group The Look Aways, a trio with vibraphonist Parker James and bassist Paul Defiglia, as well as drumming for various artists. Anson also teaches private lessons in Nashville. 

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