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Cosmic Collective to Bring Jazz After Dark, Jazz on Mother’s Day

The annual Main Street JazzFest returns to the Murfreesboro Public Square May 6–7, but even after the JazzFest acts have finished their sets, Nikki Michelle and the Cosmic Collective will ensure that jazzy sounds will continue into the night.

The Murfreesboro band will play a late-night set at Level III on the Square on Saturday, May 7, beginning at 10 p.m.

The following day, Sunday, May 8, the combo will perform a special Mother’s Day show at Thai Pattaya, from 4–8 p.m., for those who like a little jazz with their pad see ew.

Cosmic Collective members met while in the music program at MTSU, and members say the band draws from jazz, Motown, R&B, blues, soul and funk influences.

“We take the traditionalism of jazz music and put our own flair on it with special arrangements, group improvisation and deep musical conversations,” says vocalist Nikki Michelle. “There is something for any kind of music fan—not just jazz—to enjoy in our playing.”

In addition to Nikki Michelle, the band includes bassist Tyler Enslow, drummer Jed Smith, guitarist Alex Keiss and saxophonists Devante Buford and Greg Walker.

Level III is located at 114 S. Maple St.; Thai Pattaya is located at 810 NW Broad St.

For more on Nikki Michelle and the Cosmic Collective visit nikkimichelleandthecosmiccollective.com. For more on the Main Street JazzFest, visit mainstreetjazzfest.net.

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Bracken, a 2003 graduate of MTSU’s journalism program, is the founder and publisher of The Murfreesboro Pulse. He lives in Murfreesboro with his wife, graphic artist and business partner, Sarah, and son, Bracken Jr. Bracken enjoys playing the piano, sushi, Tool, football, chess, jogging, spending time in his backyard with his chickens, hippie music, climbing at The Ascent, bowling, swimming, soup, tennis, sunshine, revolution, defiance and anarchy. He can cook a mean grilled cheese, and can fry just about anything.

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