A BIG Congratulations to World Music Nashville music instructor Kyle Jones. He just won an Emmy. Kyle received the award for best Music Composer/Arranger for his stellar work on Nashville Public Television's Next Door Neighbors: Bhutanese. Kyle is a master musician of exceptional caliber, as well as a writer, lecturer, performer, and producer. During all of this he still finds time to be a very much loved and in demand teacher. From all of us at W.M.N. . . Well done Kyle!
In addition to Kyle's expertise on a traditional western drum set, he is a master of exotic hand percussion. In simple terms Kyle's hands are a combination of a furious precise machine and a lilting butterfly.
On Saturday, February 19th, Kyle will be playing Tabla, Ghatam, Kinjira, and more at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. The exhibition is - Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior. Vishnu is first mentioned in Hindu scriptures around 1000 BCE and he is still widely worshipped today. The god’s rich mythology has long inspired artists and patrons of the arts. The exhibit is presented by Joan Cummins, Ph.D., Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator of Asian Art, of the Brooklyn Museum. Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Admission: Free
In February 2011 a duet album by Phil Keagy and Kyle Jones will be relaesed.
Philip Keaggy is a very accomplished guitarist and vocalist who has released more than 50 albums and contributed to many more. He is a seven-time recipient of the GMA Dove Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, and was twice nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album. He has frequently been listed as one of the world's top-3 "fingerstyle" as well as "fingerpicking" guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine readers' polls.
You can read Kyle Jones' bio on his Teaching Webpage.
A bonus from Phil and Kyle for those that jump quickly. The first 20 people who would like to purchase a CD will get Phil's autograph on it. We're also pretty sure our new Emmy Winner will autograph it too. Contact Kyle Jones on Facebook, or email Dave Johnson at
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article author: Dave Johnson, Nashville, TN
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