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TJBS Elects Officers, Board at Membership Meeting

The TJBS held its annual membership meeting Tuesday, January 28, to elect officers and Board Members for the coming year. Officers for 2014 are: Pr...

Review: Tachoir Group releases new CD

Stories by the Jerry Tachoir Group
Review by Austin Bealmear    The latest CD from Nashville's Jerry Tachoir Group is a 9-t...

TJBS Concert Review: Jody Nardone Trio

On Sunday, December 8, The Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society presented a special holiday concert featuring The Jody Nardon...

Jazz Reviews: Conversations at the Cave

Jazz Reviews
Author documents Nashville Jazz Workshop's history
By Ron Wynn
Don O. Henry's "Conversations At The Cave: The Story of t...

Reflecting Forward

In reality, it was almost twenty years ago, but it still resounds in my memory as if it happened yesterday, or, more accurately, as if it was happenin...


Jazz Conversations: Jerry Tachoir

Jazz Conversations: Jerry Tachoir

Jazz Conversations: Jerry Tachoir, By Ron Wynn   
Jerry Tachoir is a nationally acclaimed bandleader and among the nation's foremost authorities on vibes, marimba and percussion. His newest release is "Stories," featuring the Jerry Tachoir Group. Originally from Pennsylvania, Tachoir is now very much at home here in Nashville. He's also the author of "A Contemporary Mallet Method: An Approach To The Vibrahone & Marimba," and does numerous clinics around the country in addition to performing with his group. We talked about his new release, his feelings about the Nashville jazz scene, his work at clinics and other topics.
(1) When did you decide on the vibes as your instrument of choice and has jazz always been your first musical love?    I actually started out as a drummer. I had a great teacher in the Pittsburgh area who insisted that his students become well-rounded percussionists and not just drummers. So because of Babe F...

Jazz Conversations: Bruce Dudley

  By Ron Wynn Bruce Dudley is a well-known figure in both Nashville and national jazz circles. He's a splendid improviser/soloist, fine arranger,  busy session man, and an academician. His recent LPs have included a superb rendition of Monk pieces ("Mostly Monk,"),  as well as others like "The Solo Sessions." He's often at the piano for area concerts and dates around town. Dudley also has recently added bandleader to his list of duties. He heads a group whose ranks include tenor...

Events This Week

Fri Apr 25 @ 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Snap on 2&4 w/ Stan Lassiter
Sun Apr 27 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
Boscos Sunday Jazz Brunch
Sun Apr 27 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM
Jazz on the Move: Music of Carmen McRae
Sun Apr 27 @ 4:00PM - 06:00PM
Jazz on the Triangle with Sonja Porter Hopkins
Sun Apr 27 @ 6:00PM -
NJO Billy Adair Memorial Concert
Sun Apr 27 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
“Improvised Thoughts” with Beegie Adair
Mon Apr 28 @ 6:30PM - 10:30PM
Dallas Starke Quartet

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