CONNECTING, SUPPORTING, AND SERVING JAZZ & BLUES

Connye Florance “Turn My Heart” (audio)

By |June 20th, 2014|0 Comments

Denise LaSalle’s Groove

By |June 20th, 2014|0 Comments

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-track album recently released on the Avita Jazz label. The project was produced by Jerry at his Good Vibes Sound Studio in Hendersonville, and engineered by Jon Mir. All the tunes are originals by the […]

By |June 16th, 2014|0 Comments

TJBS Concert Review: Jody Nardone Trio

On Sunday, December 8, The Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society presented a special holiday concert featuring The Jody Nardone Trio. The trio performed jazz arrangements of Christmas classics along with material from their new CD. Ron Wynn has a review of the performance:

Jody Nardone brings holiday cheer
By Ron Wynn
   Pianist, vocalist and bandleader Jody […]

By |June 16th, 2014|1 Comment

Beegie Adair’s Improvised Thoughts returns to radio

The beloved radio talk/music show “Improvised Thoughts” with jazz piano legend Beegie Adair, returns to the airwaves beginning Sunday, February 9, on WMOT-FM 89.5. It will air weekly on Sundays at 7pm, its original time slot.

“Improvised Thoughts” is hosted and co-produced by jazz piano legend Beegie Adair and jazz radio veteran Greg Lee. Recorded […]

By |June 16th, 2014|0 Comments

Musicians turn to crowdfunding for projects

Increasingly, musicians are turning to crowdfunding platforms to raise funds for many types of new projects. Artists bring the ideas but strongly rely on their communities to fund the production of their works. “We wanted to see if our project was something people would support,” Nashville-based jazz artist Liz Johnson stated when asked why […]

By |June 16th, 2014|0 Comments

Denise LaSalle to headline 2014 Jefferson St Fest

Legendary blues & R&B singer/songwriter Denise LaSalle is the headline artist for this year’sJefferson Street Jazz & Blues Fest Saturday, June 21 at Bicentennial Mall State Park. The festival is presented for the 14th year running by J.U.M.P. (Jefferson United Merchants Partnership), and this year they’re joined by the National Museum of African American Music in presenting […]

By |June 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

TJBS elects officers, Board at 2016 Membership Meeting

The TJBS held its annual membership meeting Tuesday, January 26, to elect officers and Board Members for the coming year. Officers for 2016 are:
President: Teree McCormick
Vice-President: Rahsaan Barber
Secretary: Richard Dinkins
We welcome two new TJBS Board Members: Belmont University faculty member Cheryl Slay Carr and bassist Greg Bryant.
Retained Board Members: Moe Denham, Bettye Otey, Cliff Richmond, […]

By |June 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Symphony Kicks Off 2014-15 Jazz Series

The Nashville Symphony led off their 2014-15 Jazz Series Sunday, October 5, 2014 with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Led by Wynton Marsalis, the 15-piece JALC Orchestra performed a repertoire that spans American classics, rare historic compositions, and newly commissioned works.
Initially available only as a series, tickets for individual performances are now available. Click […]

By |June 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Jazz on the Cumberland Series 2017

Jazz on the Cumberland, a monthly concert series at Cumberland Park on the banks of the great river returns for 2017. The series kicks off May 14th, with most of the concerts taking place the third Sunday of each month, June through October. The concerts, held from 5:30 – 8:00 pm, at the park’s amphitheater […]

By |June 1st, 2014|0 Comments