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Gregory Porter Returns To Nashville with Special Guest Dara Tucker

Grammy Award Winning Jazz Vocalist Gregory Porter returns to Nashville for a concert on June 4th at TPAC’s Polk Theater at 8 p.m.  An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter keeps holding on and holding strong as he solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter […]

By |May 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month at Jazzanooga

Jazzanooga, “one of the Southern region’s most celebrated annual arts events,” is here! This month-long event features concerts, education events, and even a walking tour. This year’s music festival reflects the diversity of jazz music – from the hot rhythms of Arturo O’Ferrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Octet to the improvisational stylings of Julian Lage, audiences […]

By |March 31st, 2016|0 Comments


Our friends at the City Winery are giving away two pairs of tickets to a special Christmas show Wednesday, December 23 at 8pm featuring saxophonist Rahsaan Barber and a host of guests.

Drawing for the winners will be held this Friday, December 18 at 9am. To enter, click this link to send an email to […]

By |December 16th, 2015|0 Comments

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

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

Annual Meeting, Looking Ahead

The TJBS Annual Meeting was held Tuesday, January 27 at Cafe Nonna. Members and prospective members had a chance to meet & mingle, enjoy delicious pizza from Nonna, and take care of TJBS business. Board members and officers were elected for the coming year:

President: Teree McCormick

Vice-President: Rahsaan Barber

Secretary: Richard Dinkins

Dates for the next two Sessions at […]

By |December 18th, 2014|0 Comments