Riverbend Festival 2014: Get to know Rahsaan Barber & Everyday Magic

Rahsaan Barber is a Saxophonist from Nashville who plays modern jazz music.

But not just modern jazz. Barber’s music career also incorporates musical the styles blues, funk, fusion, salsa and soul, too.

Barber wrote, arranged, and produced his album "Everyday Magic." It’s his second album as a leader, with the support of his band, also called Everyday Magic. It features guitarist Adam Agati, pianist Jody Nardone, bassist Jerry Navarro, and drummer Nioshi Jackson.

Everyday Magic is proof that you can live in the nation’s country music capital, work with country and soul and blues artists, and still produce uncompromising, original jazz.

He’s also an accomplished and devoted music educator. In August of 2005, Belmont University hired Rahsaan to teach the celebrated music school’s saxophone studio at the young age of 25. Rahsaan was promoted to full-time instructor, teaching private lessons, improvisation, ensembles and performance seminars for over three years while at Belmont.

Rahsaan currently resides in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.

Rahsaan Barber & Everyday Magic will perform on the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union Stage at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 12.