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Giant Steps by Ron Wynn (April Column)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column is distributed in newsletter form to TJBS members only. It’s made available to the general public on the website at a later time.


My feelings about April being Jazz Appreciation Month are identical to my thoughts about similar celebrations like Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Black Music Month, Hispanic […]

By |May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

New venue opens in Nashville: Rudy’s Jazz Room

Nashville’s newest Jazz venue is opening its doors May 11! Many of you have followed the progress of fundraising and construction for Rudy’s Jazz Room, anxiously awaiting the opening of this new 7-day, late-night jazz venue.

Watch this space for a feature on Rudy’s coming soon! In the meantime, visit their website for details and […]

By |May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

TJBS Announces Next Great Albums Concert May 26, Celebrating Boss Tenors

The next concert in the TJBS Great Albums Concert Series is Friday, May 26, 6:30 and 8:30 pm. The performance will celebrate the classic Gene Ammons and Sonny Still recording, Boss Tenors. Featured performers will be saxophonists Evan Cobb and Rahsaan Barber.

The concert will take place at the newly-opened Rudy’s Jazz Room, at 809 […]

By |May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn (March Edition)

This month we have two sets of interviews, plus a couple of special reviews and some other items that we hope you find enjoyable.
Ron Wynn.

Side 1 – Interview with Concurrence

Electric bassist Greg Bryant and keyboardist Paul Horton have been attracting substantial regional and local attention with their gigs as the duo Concurrence. The eclectic […]

By |April 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn (February Black History Month Edition)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Here’s February’s “Giant Steps” column, one of the benefits of  TJBS membership. The column is distributed first to members and made available to the general public on the website at a later time.

Side 1 Feature Review

Joe Freel
“All This Love”
(Joe Freel Music)

Nashville continues to be a haven for outstanding jazz and jazz-themed vocalists, even though […]

By |March 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Out & About: Cliff Richmond & Friends at Union Common

We decided to drop by Union Common Sunday evening, where guitarist (TJBS Board Member) Cliff Richmond has a regular (1-2 times a month) Sunday evening gig. Cliff had assembled a fine group of musicians, including fellow TJBS Board Member Greg Bryant (bass), Don Aliquo (sax, clarinet, and flute), Steve Willets (piano), and Ray Massey (drums).

The restaurant is […]

By |March 12th, 2017|0 Comments

TJBS Announces Next Great Albums Concert April 28


The Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society announces March and April performances in its Great Albums Concert Series.

First up was Friday, March 24, for the classic Sonny Rollins recording, “Saxophone Colossus.” Featured artists were Evan Cobb (saxophone), Matt Endahl (piano), Jonathan Wires (bass), and Chris Brown (drums), and it was a fantastic concert!

Coming up next in April is a performance […]

By |February 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Giant Steps, by Ron Wynn (December 2016)

“Giant Steps” for the Tennessee Jazz and Blues Society marks the third incarnation and home for this feature. It began as a blog for the now departed Nashville City Paper, then returned as an online column for the Nashville Scene. Now it’s intended to become a monthly feature for the TJBS. This version will resemble the second […]

By |December 19th, 2016|0 Comments

December 3 Great Albums Concert: Charlie Brown Christmas

The next in the TJBS Great Albums Concert Series takes place Saturday, December 3, and will get you in the holiday spirit with a performance of the classic Vince Guaraldi recording, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

Vince Guaraldi was a well-respected jazz pianist of the 1950’s and 1960’s who also achieved success with a number of […]

By |November 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Madeleine Peyroux at City Winery – WIN TICKETS

Madeleine Peyroux appears in concert at the City Winery Thursday, November 10 at 8pm.

Our friends at the Winery donated a pair of tickets to be given away to a lucky TJBS supporter. Drawing for the winner was held Wednesday, November 9.


Visit the City […]

By |November 5th, 2016|0 Comments