Happy Summer from the Cubby’s Music Team!
This Summer, Jim and Brent are in the middle of producing the fourth annual Music With a Mission show, a concert benefitting the Nashville Rescue Mission. The Nashville Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization continuously relying on support from friends and people from around the community; this support allows the mission to serve over 2000 meals a day and house people in need from around Nashville.
This year’s show will be hosted by The Gatlin Brothers and will feature the following artists:
The Gatlin Brothers
Lynda Carter (TV’s Wonder Woman)
The Beegie Adair Trio
Chip Esten (From ABC’s NASHVILLE)
The Willis Clan (From NBC’s America’s Got Talent)
Jesse Lee Jones (owner of Robert’s Western World)
For the benefit, Jim will once again be conducting the Grammy Award winning Nashville Symphony. The concert will take place on October 12th at 7:00 PM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Tickets are now on sale on the Nashville Symphony’s website, which can be found through this link
Currently, Jim is writing two arrangements for the bluegrass band Daily & Vincent’s upcoming DVD taping this September.
On October 18th, Jim will be leading the Lake Oconee Community Concert and choral workshop in Greensboro, Georgia. Along with Jim, this concert, sponsored by the Oconee Performing Arts Society (OPAS), will feature the New York Met Opera Baritone, Jeffrey Wells. For more information about this event, visit the OPAS website at: http://www.opas.org/
On November 1st, Jim will conduct The Session Players Orchestra in a live DVD taping with Sonnie Badu, Ghana’s leading gospel artist. The concert, featuring Jim’s orchestrations, will be held at the New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland at 5:00 PM. For more information visit Sonnie’s website at: http://www.sonniebadu.com/events/african-gospel-goes-classical/
As an arranger, Jim is also beginning to write for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s Christmas show, A Very Merry Pops. The performances of this show will take place December 4-6 at the Civic Center Music Hall. For more information, visit: http://www.okcphilharmonic.org/2014-2015-pops
A couple of things we will expand on in months to come…
Jim is very excited to be writing, for the first time, for a wonderful 16-voice jazz a cappella choir from Louisville, Kentucky’s Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Beginning this fall, Jim will be taking on a new hat as professor: he will soon begin teaching commercial orchestration and commercial conducting at Trevecca Nazarene University’s umbrella school NPWI. We are very excited for him and we know he’ll do a great job!
We hope that you all have a great rest of your summer and are ready for more updates coming soon!
-The Cubby’s Music Team