Jay Patten hosts The Bluebird Cafe’s Annual Christmas Celebration with Gary Nicholson, Pat Alger and Friends
The Bluebird Cafe
Wed, Dec 19 9:00 pm


Jay Patten:  Saxophonist, vocalist, bandleader, composer Jay Patten has released six well-received albums, including his CBS Sony album "Black Hat and Saxophone," "Crystal Nights" and "Impressions Of Christmas." His latest cd is "Street Scene." It's a tribute to his adopted hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Containing five vocals and eight saxophone instrumentals, it showcases eight of Jay's original songs as well as five classics. Jay has had a career as a solo artist, songwriter and studio saxophonist in Los Angeles and Nashville playing on recordings for people like Johnny Cash, Bill Anderson, Riders In The Sky, Lobo, David Loggins, Delbert McClinton, Leon Russell, Nanci Griffith and Crystal Gayle.  Gary Nicholson: Gary Nicholson is a musical Renaissance man. He not only plays guitar, sings, writes songs and produces Grammy-winning albums, but does it all with an easy agility that erases any seeming genre boundaries between country, blues, rock ’n’ roll, pop, folk, R&B and bluegrass.  Pat Alger: Alger moved to Nashville in 1981. The Everly Brothers chose him as their opening act in 1984, and he toured with the duo for four years thereafter. His songs have been recorded by Mickey Gilley, Brenda Lee, Dolly Parton, George Hamilton IV, Crystal Gayle, Patti Page and Peter, Paul & Mary, among many others. He has written Top 10 country hits for Kathy Mattea, Garth Brooks, Hal Ketchum, Don Williams and Trisha Yearwood.   His solo albums include True Love and Other Short Stories (Sugar Hill, 1991), Seeds (Sugar Hill, 1991) and Notes and Grace Notes (Liberty, 1994). Pat Alger was named Songwriter of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Association in 1991 and ASCAP's Country Songwriter of the Year in 1992. From 1995 to 1997, he was president of the Nashville Songwriters Association International board and most recently named 2013 Inductee Georgia Music Hall of Fame.  

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