TENNESSEE JAZZ & BLUES SOCIETY: CONNECTING, SUPPORTING, AND SERVING JAZZ & BLUES

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Swing In the New Year with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

From The Franklin Theatre:
The Franklin Theatre will ring-out the old year and “Swing-In” the new with a distinctive evening and rare middle Tennessee appearance by the one and only Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. The theatre opened its doors to the public in 1937 on Franklin’s historic Main Street. To honor the era that first welcomed […]

By |December 18th, 2014|0 Comments

Tuned In to Sessions at Steinway

By Graham Gerdeman

I finally made it out to one of the TN Jazz and Blues Society’s great new “Sessions at Steinway” events at the Steinway Gallery in Nashville. This one featured one of the truly great drummers of jazz and popular music, Chester Thompson.

Man, was it a treat.

The events feature performances and interviews, kind […]

By |December 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Gregory Porter at the Schermerhorn: A TICKET WINNER!

The Nashville Symphony’s Jazz Series continues when baritone Gregory Porter makes his Schermerhorn debut with tunes from his GRAMMY-award winning album, Liquid Spirit.

WE HAVE A TICKET WINNER: Our friends at the Nashville Symphony donated a pair of tickets to be given away to a lucky TJBS member or supporter. Congratulations to Alice Sisk, winner […]

By |December 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Nashville Scene’s Jazz and Blues 2014 Year in Review

Giant Steps
By Ron Wynn
A lot went on in Nashville jazz and blues in 2014 — regardless how far the news traveled

To those who reside outside its borders, Nashville will probably always be viewed as totally about country music, and nothing reinforces that more than living elsewhere and telling people that’s your home. That’s doubly […]

By |December 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Jimmy Heath Opens MTSU’s 2014 – 2015 Jazz Artist Series

The 16th Season of MTSU’s Jazz Series opens Monday, October 20th as tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath joins the MTSU Jazz Ensemble I and MTSU jazz faculty to present “A Tribute to Illinois Jacquet.”  This salute celebrates the American jazz tenor saxophonist’s 60-year-plus career that deeply influenced jazz, blues, and rock artists.

In addition to the concert, […]

By |October 9th, 2014|0 Comments

Marion James Presents Annual Musicians’ Reunion and Benefit

Thirty-one years ago, Nashville’s Queen of Blues identified needs of many in her music community. Some of her fellow musicians and blues legends were facing difficulties creating and performing music due to the burdens of financial hardships or illnesses. In 1983, Marion James created the Musician’s Reunion to raise funds for cancer research, food, […]

By |August 25th, 2014|0 Comments