Performance Is Free and Open to the Public
The Beegie Adair Trio will perform at Columbia State Community College’s Cherry Theater on Tuesday, December 1 at 7 p.m. A pre-concert educational session will precede the musical performance at 6 p.m.
Adair, a renowned jazz pianist from Nashville along with drummer Chris Brown and string bass player Roger Spencer will entertain the audience with jazz selections from a variety of jazz styles and eras.
“It is a privilege and an honor to host the Beegie Adair Trio,” said Emily Gaskill, Assistant Professor of Music at Columbia State. “Audiences of all ages will enjoy these amazingly talented jazz artists.”
Adair is an active performer, clinician, and recording artist. She has accompanied many well-known artists including Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton, and Johnny Cash. Adair has been featured on National Public Radio as a radio talk and music show host, and as a guest on NPR’s Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland. She is also known as an educator and has been repeatedly involved with the Nashville Jazz Workshop.
Adair’s work has received critical acclaim in music publications such as Entertainment News, Jazz Times magazine, and JazzReview.com. She has won numerous awards during her decades as a jazz artist, including Jazz Album of the Year (Nashville Music Awards, 1998), Steinway Artist Roster (New York, 2002) and Hall of Distinguished Alumni (Western Kentucky University, 2006).
The concert and pre-concert educational session in Columbia State’s Cherry Theater are free and open to the public. Funding for this project comes from the Tennessee Arts Commission and Columbia State Community College Foundation.
For more information, contact the Columbia State Lyceum Committee at Lyceum@columbiastate.edu.
Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth largest higher education system in the nation. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.