Live Performances

Jocelyn and Jonathan Kasper love performing in many musical genres. Please sign up on our mailing list, and scroll below for some highlights. Peruse our KasperNews archives for more fun info.

Looking for high quality, experienced and reliable performers for your special event ? Call the Kaspers at 615-383-8516.

Whether your need is for classical soprano and tenor, jazz/pop/theatre vocalists, or emcee-entertainers, Jocelyn and Jonathan Kasper and their professional colleagues are available for a variety of live performance commissions.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Nashville Jazz Workshop

The Kaspers have performed frequently at the internationally recognized Nashville Jazz Workshop (NJW), "a not-for-profit educational facility established for the advancement of jazz musicians, the enrichment of jazz enthusiasts and the promotion of Jazz as America's premier indigenous musical art form."

Members of the NJW Vocal Ensemble (2004 - 2006): (L-R) Roxy Horrie, Christina Watson, Kristine Mylls, Laina Stanford, Jeff Hall (Director), Jonathan Kasper, Sean Horenstein, Luther Ludwig

Jocelyn and Jonathan perform in the intimate, smoke-free Jazz Cave.


SIX WEEKS TO LIVE, 6W2L

Composer Jonathan Kasper performs his original music with his rock-n-roll band, SIX WEEKS TO LIVE.

6W2L produced their first studio album in 2013. They've been busy with subsequent recording projects. Stay tuned for upcoming performances and future CD releases.

Jonathan Kasper in 6W2L with Jerry Kimbrough (guitars), Dann Sherrill (drums) and Andy Haban (bass).


The Olde Worlde Theatre

Jocelyn played two contrasting characters in productions with The Olde Worlde Theatre Company at the historic Belcourt Theatre. More info.

In Sleeping Beauty, Emeraldoosa is the Forgotten Fairy who places a curse on Briar Rose. She introduces herself to the audience in Jocelyn's original "Bad Witch Rap."

In Thumbelina, Lady Paolo the Swallow rescues little Tiny and helps her get to Fairyland. Jocelyn engaged the audience in her original sing-along, "Echo My Cuckoo."


Zig Zag

At age 16 Jonathan discovered his rock voice in a basement band among friends. He reinvented the dream in weekly garage rehearsals and monthly shows at The Basement in Nashville, singing lead vocals with the British rock cover band Zig Zag, 2004-2010.

Fans got back to their roots there and at other venues, dancing and enjoying concert-style performances of songs by The Who, Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Led Zeppelin and others.

Zigzagging from front row to back row are Andy Haban (bass), Lars Frederiksen (guitar), Jonathan Kasper (vocals), Steve West (guitar) and Bobby Frank (drums). Photo: Scarpati

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Testimonials

You are such a resource and inspiration to my being.

- H. S.

I got a book a while back: "A Classical Approach to Jazz Piano." I looked closely at it in the store, to be sure that I could deal with it, and thanks to my brief tenure with Jocelyn Kasper, I saw that I could.

- B. T.

I loved my lessons with Ms. Kasper. She always made me feel like a good piano player, even though I wasn't!

- A. J.

Thank you so much for teaching Jackson. He loved you as a teacher and he learned so much. He loves the instrument as a result and you were great with the kids! Thanks again,

- L. S.

Many thanks for your great teaching ability!! Carter very much enjoyed your class!

- A. C.

Glad to see that Graham enjoys this and is actually learning something (thanks to you!). I'll need to be better about helping him stick to a practice schedule. Thanks again,

- R. I.

Thanks for a great year. Kiran really enjoyed it and… is keen to buy an electric guitar.

- M. T.

Thank you so much for working with Mack this year. He has improved so much and he loves guitar! You do a great job with him. He needs direction and consistent discipline and he repsonds VERY WELL to you! It is amazing to see his interest and focus as you…

- B.F.H.

Thank you for a wonderful year!

- K. H.

Thank you so much for teaching my son… the guitar. Will loved taking lessons and I enjoyed watching his growing appreciation for music. I enjoyed the recital and appreciate all the hard work you have done. Thank you so much for all you added to our lives.

- J. H. H.

Landon loved his first lesson. I was amazed how much he learned in a 30 minute lesson. :)

- M. C.

You are the best teacher ever and if I am doing well it is due to YOU!

- S. M. R.

Ethan would love to continue guitar lessons with you in the Fall. Thank you for all that you've done. I am amaized at the results, considering how little Ethan practiced at home! Thanks again,

- M. T.

Thanks so much for teaching Henry this past semester. He really enjoyed it.

- J. Mc.

Thanks for a great lesson today… just when you think you have a piece down pat, there are so many more ways to improve it and make it ever more musical!

- D. N.

Thanks for your very clear explanations and instructions and your encouragement and great enthusiasm for life and MUSIC!

- H. S.

Thanks for teaching Will. He loves your class.

- C. M.

After one short lesson, MacGregor jumped into the car and played the theme from Mission Impossible ALL THE WAY HOME! Thank you for opening the world of music to him - by teaching him the guitar!

- J. M.

I am a former voice student of Jocelyn Kasper. I can say without a doubt she helped me to become a more confident singer. I wholehearted recommend her to anyone.

- T. W.

I sang some this morning for the first time since my last lesson and it was so relaxing, it is amazing what singing and music in general can do for one's psychology!

- D. N.

Jolie really loved music class and absolutely loves to sing.

- C. S. G.

I have enjoyed seeing olivia progress over the year. she's more confident, she sings from her diaphragm, proudly projecting! it's great to see her enthusiasm. i'm grateful for your instruction and guidance.

- A. N.

Your relationship with Fiona is very special. She admires you very much.

- N. M.

Thank you so much for all your support and understanding yesterday, it helped very much to just be able to talk to you about it.

- D. N.

I've learned so much from you, not only about singing and music, but about life! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

- H. H.

Thank you for teaching me how to sing better! I've had so much fun during voice lessons.

- J. M.

Cannot express my gratitude at having you in my life!!

- G. F.

I enjoyed our summer lessons with Schubert. You opened up a treasure trove for me I never even knew existed.

- D. N.

Jocelyn, you've taught me so much. You're a great teacher and I'm going to miss you.

- M. W.

I asked him yesterday if he wanted to keep taking guitar and he said "yes mam' as long as I can I want to!!" That is very encouraging!

- B. F. H.

Thank you for never giving up on me! You are the best :-)

- A. S.

... a wonderful voice lesson ... I feel I am learning so much ... about what singing really means!

- D. N.

Thank you for your encouragement. I feel like I have a voice after your excellent, precise, professional instruction. You are a master ...

- S. M. R.