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Bulger's Beat: Love and Latin jazz in Valentine's concert

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Love will be in the air in Music City with a special Valentine's concert featuring the Nashville Jazz Orchestra and one of the city's greatest singers.

Raul Malo mixes his Cuban-American roots with romance for a show full of love songs.

"It's a beautiful night of romantic music, danceable music. We'll play some old Cuban songs, which I love," Malo said.

It's a melody slightly subdued from the stage he usually occupies as lead singer for the high-energy band the Mavericks.

The Valentine's show at Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music also includes perhaps the city's best-kept secret - the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, led by trumpet player Jim Williamson.

"I love doing this. I love the music, and I love any chance I get to sing or play with world-class musicians. It's always a great thing," Malo said.

The jazz orchestra is composed of top-shelf musicians normally backing artists like Prince or Sting.

"Almost everybody who comes to see it says, 'Wow! I can't believe that's here,'" Williamson said.

Some tickets remain for Friday's 8 p.m. show. For more information, visit: http://blair.vanderbilt.edu/.

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