Jack Black, Jazz Bassist Charlie Haden Making Opry Appearance

Film star Jack Black will appear with his father-in-law, legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden, this weekend at Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Haden, an original member of the Ornette Coleman Quartet in the late ’50s, has won three Grammys and has worked with a wide variety of musicians including John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Hank Jones, Pat Metheny and Ringo Starr. He returned to his roots in traditional country music in 2008 with the album, Rambling Boy, featuring his four children and Black, Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Vince Gill, Bruce Hornsby, Ricky Skaggs & the Whites, Dan Tyminski, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan and Bryan Sutton. Saturday’s (Feb. 28) Opry show will feature Skaggs, Del McCoury and the Infamous Stringdusters. Among those expected to perform with Haden include Bush, Duncan, Sutton, Mark Fain, Rob Ickes and Jim Mills. Black, who sings “Old Joe Clark” on Rambling Boy, is married to Tanya Haden, a professional cellist.