Jennifer Bruce & DejaNu
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DejaNu puts new wine in old bottles! In addition to the classic music from the “Great American Songbook,” They perform “The NEW American Songbook.” It’s comprised of new jazzy arrangements to the best of classic pop songs 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and beyond.
Come out for a fun evening of swinging standards and some fun classic hit songs like you have never heard them before. Jennifer Bruce and DejaNu cover popular music by great artists and composers such as Carole King, Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Blondie, The Everly Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Hall and Oats, and many more! DejaNu will take you on a trip down memory lane. The only jazz group you can sing along with. Jazz with a twist!
Jennifer Bruce has been a Hip Donelson resident for the past 12 years but is originally from California. She started her career as a vocalist at the tender age of 10 performing at Disneyland and USO tours. She is a versatile vocalist influenced by many musical styles but has always had a love for the Great American Songbook and Jazz. A self proclaimed old soul, Jennifer has a rich, sultry, soulful voice, and excels at song interpretation. She was a featured vocalist on Nashville’s General Jackson Showboat for three years and toured the country with TV personality, comedian Steve Hall & Shotgun Red for many years as a featured entertainer.
Steve Willets As DejaNu’s pianist, his performance credentials include a wide variety of artists such as Sandi Patti, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Brenda Lee, Bonnie Bramlett, Crystal Gayle, Boots Randolph and many others. He composes, produces, custom songs for many of today’s major corporations, including; Honda, Dollar General, Bridgestone/Firestone and Harley Davidson. Mr. Willets currently teaches commercial piano and keyboard at Belmont University.
Ray Von Rotz has been one of Nashville’s most in-demand drummers and percussionists since 1979. He has been the drummer on The General Jackson Showboat for the past 14 years. He has performed around the world with a variety of artists and almost every genre of music. Among the artists Ray has performed with are Boots Randolph, Al Hirt, Engelbert Humperdink, The Mills Brothers, Tony Orlando, Lee Greenwood, Nashville and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras just to name a few.
David Spicher is DejaNu’s bassist and son of legendary fiddler Buddy Spicher. David has been an accomplished studio musician here in Nashville for many years. He has played bass with some of the best in all genres of music, including; Kathy Mattea, Pam Tillis, Crystal Gayle, Jerry Douglas, Brian Setzer, Lorrie Morgan, Nashville Symphony, Buddy Spicher’s Nashville Swing Band, and many more.
Cole Burgess has been one of Nashville’s best reedmen for many years, working with various Big Bands and jazz groups here and around the country.
$15/Ticket at the Door
Contact: (615) 883-8375
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Be sure to BYOB and BYOF. Open Seating.
108 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN 37214