Music workshop coming to Tupelo

Adam Nitti

A world-class bassist is making a couple of Tupelo stops this weekend.

Adam Nitti, who has appeared on three Grammy-winning albums, will perform at the Blue Canoe on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. and give a clinic at Tupelo Consignment Music on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m.

Nitti has been a bass player and recording artist for over two decades and has released five solo albums to date. He is at a point in his career where he is moved to share his musical knowledge.

In 2003, he co-founded the first-ever online interactive music school, Nitti is also an adjunct faculty member of Belmont University’s School of Music and the Atlanta Institute of Music.

“This is not just a clinic for bass players. It’s for musicians and there will be something for beginners, intermediates and advanced players,” said Jody Lackey, the owner of Tupelo Consignment Music. “He will be with two other gifted musicians and they will play a little bit.”

Nitti with be joined by professional keyboardist Chris Carver and Jason Palmer on drums. Both of these guys are from Tupelo.

Nitti sent me one of his recent albums, Liminal, and it’s an excellent example of jazz fusion, fluid, tight and mesmerizing. Though obviously a jazz master, he has been a contributing force to almost every genre.

He has performed with Kenny Loggins, Carrie Underwood, Michael McDonald, Steven Curtis Chapman, Susan Tedeschi, Lincoln Brewster, the Justice League (featuring T Lavitz, Jimmy Herring, and Richie Hayward), Al Green, Keith Carlock, Shane Theriot, Mike Stern, Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, Kirk Covington, Wayne Krantz, Marco Minnemann, the London Symphony Orchestra, Joe Beck, and many others.

So if you love music, want to improve your playing or just hear some world class musicians, come by Tupelo Consignment Music located at 1215 E Main Street in Tupelo. If you need more information, or directions, call (662) 842-1530.

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