The sounds of brass devices have crammed the air in Downtown Dickson, matching the rise in folks going out across the county.
The 19 members of native favourite band Highland Jazz Machine have carried out exhibits at Holland Park within the spring and summer time with extra deliberate for the autumn, together with Dickson County’s Outdated Timers Day competition. And, the general public is prepared for it, stated longtime band member Tommy Edwards.
“Individuals are desperate to get out and listen to one thing,” stated Edwards, whereas noting they notably take pleasure in dwell jazz music. These jazz sounds come from the Machine’s ensemble of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, guitar, drums and accordion, amongst different devices.
“We’re able to get again getting on,” Edwards stated.
The band’s musicians have quite a lot of backgrounds, together with Hollie Farris, a trumpeter and former band chief for the James Brown Band from 1975 to Brown’s loss of life in 2006.
Wayne Marsh, one other of the Highland Jazz Machine’s trumpeters, instructed the Herald in a 2015 interview that regardless of the band’s various backgrounds, “we have now one factor in widespread – all of us get alongside and we’re inquisitive about enjoying jazz music.”
“We’re doing this for the love of music and the love of enjoying music and simply take pleasure in enjoying collectively,” Marsh stated. “We do all have the eagerness to play.”
The band practices each Tuesday at Occasions on Predominant and performs at numerous charity occasions and personal features. Edwards stated the band drew about 180 folks to Holland Park in Dickson, and they’ll proceed to play in public areas to “give again to the folks of Dickson.”
The band, which performs numerous jazz tunes and golden oldies, developed from The Renaissance Heart’s former live performance and jazz band. This was previous to Freed Hardeman College transferring into Dickson’s Renaissance Heart practically a decade in the past.
The group used to apply and play at St. James Episcopal Church in Downtown Dickson, Edwards stated.
The group initially shaped because the Dickson Jazz Ensemble, however later modified their title to Highland Jazz Machine. Lots of the musicians dwell in Dickson, however some dwell all through Center Tennessee.
“We began interested by what to name the band, and every kind of names had been thrown round,” Marsh instructed the Herald in 2015, “however Highland got here from the Highland Rim, as a result of we’re protecting the Center Tennessee space.”
Marsh defined the variety of band members varies relying on folks’s schedules, as a result of most of them produce other occupations, together with minister, physician and retired trainer.
For extra details about the Highland Jazz Machine, log on to the group’s Facebook page.
Highland Jazz Machine members
The Highland Jazz Machine band members embrace:
Tommy Edwards- Accordion
Leo Cantu- Drums
Pat Reaves- Clarinet
Mark Featherston – Alto Sax
Marty Moore- Tenor Sax
Marty York- Trombone
Hollie Farris- Trumpet
Kenny Naselroad- Trumpet
Kim Cantu- Vocals
Wayne Marsh- Trumpet
Jere Hooper- Trombone
John Mansfield- Bass
Sabrina Mansfield- Piano
Tom McGinley- Bari Sax
Alyssa Nielsen- Alto Sax
Chad Corgan- Guitar
Darin Cochran- Trombone
Evan O’Neal- Tenor Sax