Jan 16 2016
Snap On 2&4 w/ James Westfall & Michael Rojas Quintet

Snap On 2&4 w/ James Westfall & Michael Rojas Quintet

at Nashville Jazz Workshop | Jazz Cave

NJW welcomes the James Westfall / Michael Rojas Quintet to the Jazz Cave for a special Saturday Snap on 2&4 performance!

James Westfall is a multi-genre instrumentalist, composer, and arranger living and working in Nashville after 14 years living and working in the lush music scene in New Orleans.  He performs most regularly on keyboards, piano and mallet percussion.

While living in New Orleans he attended The University of New Orleans where he was able to perform and be mentored under Harold Battiste, Ellis Marsalis, and Steve Masakowski. Earlier, James spent time in New York, where he was invited to participate in the Kennedy Center’s Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program, and in 2003 was accepted as the first vibraphonist in the history of The Thelonious Monk Institute. Also while in New York, he formed ‘The Wee Trio,’ a band that has performed across the country at major venues and festivals, and whose recordings have garnered critical acclaim. The notables with whom James has performed include Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Garrett, Clark Terry, Nicholas Payton, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Gretchen Parlato.

Michael Rojas attended Houston’s renowned High School for the Performing and Visual Arts which also produced keyboard standouts Jason Moran and Robert Glasper. Michael is one of Nashville’s most prolific session players and received the ACM Award for Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year in 2013

Joining the two leaders on their debut performance in the Jazz Cave is a lineup of incredible sidemen who have all each respected leaders in their own right: saxophonist Evan Cobb, bassist Jonathan Wires, and drummer Marcus Finnie. This show is going to be an exciting display of modern jazz talent. 

Admission Info


$15/Ticket for high school and college students with ID. 

Tickets will go on sale Monday, January 4, at 10:00am and will be available online, by phone 24/7 at brown paper tickets (800-838-3006), or by phone during business hours at NJW (615-242-5299).  A small convenience charge is added to online or 800-number purchases. Advance reservations are highly recommended.

Policies: The Jazz Cave is a BYOB establishment, with no alcohol or food service. You are free to bring alcoholic beverages and snacks. We sell soft drinks and bottled water. The Jazz Cave is a listening room, and we ask patrons to keep conversation to a minimum and silence cell phones. Audio and video recording is prohibited.

Dates & Times

2016/01/16 - 2016/01/16

Additional time info:

The show starts at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:15pm. 


Location Info

Nashville Jazz Workshop | Jazz Cave

1319 Adams Street, Nashville, TN 37208