Mellotron Variations at OZ Arts Nashville


December 7th, 2019

Come see the only show in the U.S. this year with the full Mellotron Variations quartet featuring John Medeski, Pat Sansone, Robby Grant & Jonathan Kirkscey!

The show will feature four classic, mechanical Mellotrons and the full liquid light show created by John Markham and Winston Eggleston.

The venue, OZ Arts, is a destination for innovative contemporary art experiences in Nashville, TN. A limited number of tickets are available, so get them now!


Mellotron Variations

A live concert album and film of original musical compositions for Mellotron -- written, arranged and performed by Pat Sansone, John Medeski, Jonathan Kirkscey and Robby Grant.


The concert film documents the all-mellotron performance in April 2018. The film, mixed in surround sound, premieres Friday, November 8th, 2019 at the Crosstown Arts Theatre in Memphis, TN.



Recorded live and featuring all original compositions. Out now on Spaceflight Records!

Trailer: Mellotron Variations Film  

Full concert film coming Summer 2019



John Medeski is an American jazz keyboard player and composer. Medeski is a veteran of New York’s 1990s avant-garde jazz scene and is a member of Medeski Martin & Wood. His most recent project, Mad Skillet, released their debut album in November 2018.


Pat Sansone is a producer and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, keyboard, percussion, harpsichord) from the bands Wilco and The Autumn Defense.


Jonathan Kirkscey is a composer, cellist, and producer who performs with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Mouserocket, and is a co-founder of Blueshift Ensemble, a contemporary classical chamber ensemble. As a film composer, Jonathan has scored several award-winning documentaries, including Best of Enemies, directed by Morgan Neville, and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January 2018.


Robby Grant is a songwriter, performer, and producer who has recorded and released records for the past 15 years under both his name and the moniker Vending Machine. In the 1990s, he co-fronted and toured the country with Big Ass Truck. He’s a past member of the experimental group >mancontrol< and currently plays with the garage-pop group Mouserocket.


Duets for Mellotron

This album by Jonathan Kirkscey and Robby Grant was released in 2016 and is available digitally and on vinyl.

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