CONNECTING, SUPPORTING, AND SERVING JAZZ & BLUES

TJBS Community Calendar

The Community Calendar is a service of the Tennessee Jazz and Blues Society designed to promote the music and musicians and help community members find out where they can find and hear jazz and blues. It’s a free service and anyone can submit and event. In fact, the more events we can list the more useful […]

By |April 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Murfreesboro Main Street JazzFest

The 2015 Main Street JazzFest takes place May 1-2 on the Square in Murfreesboro. Headlining this year’s festival is pianist Reggie Thomas, who is anticipating the release of his latest recording Matters Of The Heart later this month. Other performers include Music City Swing, Rod McGaha, Rock Williams, Halfbrass, MTSU Jazz Ensemble, MTSU Faculty and […]

By |April 26th, 2015|0 Comments

The Anthony Belfiglio Quintet at Centennial Park

As part of Nashville’s Metro Parks Music and Arts in the Parks series, jazz pianist Anthony Belfiglio leads his quintet performing a variety of jazz styles and original music. Joining Anthony will be Billy Contreras on violin, Roy Vogt on bass, Todd London on drums, and Beth Gottlieb on percussion as they feature music […]

By |April 26th, 2015|0 Comments

International Jazz Day | April 30, 2016

International Jazz Day was created in 2011 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to celebrate the power jazz has to unite those of varying backgrounds.
On International Jazz Day, jazz is celebrated, studied, and performed around the world for 24 hours straight. Collaborations abound among jazz icons, scholars, composers, musicians, dancers, writers, […]

By |April 26th, 2015|0 Comments

A Love Supreme – The Legacy Lives On, Monday, April 20

Presented by Jazz Music City and WFSK 88.1FM, world-renowned saxophonist Rahsaan Barber leads an ensemble of Nashville’s finest jazz performers through an evening of selections associated with jazz icon John Coltrane, concluding with a performance of his groundbreaking suite “A Love Supreme,” in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its release in 1965 on […]

By |April 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Holy Trinity Jazz Series Continues with Paula James-Chavis

The “Jazz on the Triangle” series at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church has returned for its 20th season. The final concert in the series takes place Sunday, June 21, 4-6pm, and features vocalist Paula James-Chavis.

The concert is a homecoming of sorts: She began singing at age 4 at Holy Trinity! Paula continued to sing at St. Vincent de Paul School, […]

By |April 13th, 2015|0 Comments

25th Annual Franklin Jazz Festival

The 25th Annual Franklin Jazz Festival, benefiting the Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission, will be held on Saturday, April 18th, in Liberty Hall at The Factory in Franklin.  This year’s theme is “Jazz & Blues, Students & Pros.”  Several bands from middle Tennessee school jazz programs will perform, as well as three professional groups. […]

By |April 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis comes to TPAC October 3

Jazz piano legend Ramsey Lewis will appear in concert at TPAC’s Polk Theater Saturday, October 3* at 8pm. Ramsey Lewis has recorded over 80 albums and has received seven gold records and three Grammy Awards in his storied career. In the mid 60’s, Lewis was the nation’s most successful jazz pianist, topping the charts with “The […]

By |April 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Grammy winner Robert Glasper comes to Marathon, WE HAVE A WINNER

Two-time GRAMMY-winning Jazz/R&B/hip-hop pianist Robert Glasper comes to Marathon Music Works for an 8pm show Sunday, April 26, along with his band, The Robert Glasper Experiment.

Our friends at the Marathon Music Works have donated a pair of tickets to be given away to a lucky member or friend of TJBS. The drawing was held Friday, April 17 […]

By |April 12th, 2015|0 Comments