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Giant Steps by Ron Wynn: Jazz Commentary & Conversations

The NPR track record when it comes to jazz is spotty. They’ve had their share of triumphs with such valuable and historically significant shows as “Piano Jazz” and “Jazz Profiles.” But in recent years, the trend on too many NPR stations has been towards more news/talk, less jazz, something the late Nat […]

By |December 20th, 2019|0 Comments

Blue Note 80th Anniversary Tour: TICKET DISCOUNT!

See below for ticket discount information!
Blue Note Records, established in 1939, is a household word among jazz fans. Not content to rest on their laurels, the label is celebrating their 80th Anniversary with a spectacular tour by three of their finest and most dynamic artists!

Our friends at the City Winery donated 3 pairs of tickets […]

By |November 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

TJBS Great Albums Concert: Hank Mobley “Soul Station”

The next Tennessee Jazz and Blues Society Great Albums Concert is Sunday, November 3 at 7pm, and showcases the classic Hank Mobley recording “Soul Station,” presented by the Rahsaan Barber Quartet featuring Bruce Dudley, John Birdsong, and Chester Thompson.

“Soul Station” was released in 1960 at the height of the classic Blue Note era, and […]

By |October 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

WIN TICKETS: Jazz Legend Ahmad Jamal at the Schermerhorn!

An NEA Jazz Master, a Kennedy Center Living Jazz Legend and GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Ahmad Jamal makes his first Nashville appearance in recent memory Friday, November 18 at 8pm.

Our friends at the Nashville Symphony have donated a pair of tickets to be given away to a lucky TJBS member or supporter. To […]

By |October 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Tedeschi Trucks Band — WIN TICKETS

The Tedeschi Trucks Band will be performing on Thursday, February 27, Friday, February 28, and Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Ryman Auditorium located at 116 5th Ave. N., Nashville, TN. 37203. These shows are all ages and begin at 8:00 PM with doors opening at 7:00 PM.

Our friends at the Ryman are offering […]

By |September 29th, 2019|0 Comments

TJBS Great Albums Concert: Monk’s “Misterioso” performed by the David Rodgers Quartet

The next concert in the Tennessee Jazz and Blues Society’s Great Albums Series at the City Winery takes place Sunday, September 15 at 7pm and features the classic Thelonious Monk LP “Misterioso.” TJBS is proud to present the David Rodgers Quartet performing this iconic recording. David brings a group of top-flight musicians: Vicente Archer […]

By |August 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn: Jazz & Race, Dick Waterman, Toni Morrison

A. Jazz and Race
As in many other areas of American life, many folks prefer not to discuss racial issues as they relate to jazz, or for that matter bring into the musical sphere any type of political topic. It gets people nervous and agitated, in part because music is (inaccurately) considered one of those […]

By |August 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Herbie Hancock at the Ryman: Discount tickets

Our friends at the Ryman are making available discounted tickets to the Herbie Hancock concert Sunday, August 11 at 7:30pm. A limited number of discount tickets are available. Here’s the link for tickets. . . click on the Ticket “Type” icon before selecting seats and enter the discount code JAZZ.

The Ryman also donated a […]

By |July 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Giant Steps – June July Edition Part 1

Giant Steps
June/July edition, Part 1
A. Commentary
Column expansion – It has been and remains a great pleasure to do this column each month. One of the things I have maintained is in my experience most of the folks who love jazz and blues, particularly those who grew up in my time frame (the baby boomers), […]

By |July 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Great Albums Concert: At Mister Kelly’s performed by Crystal Miller w/ the John Birdsong Trio

The Great Albums concert series continued Sunday, July 28 with “At Mister Kelly’s” by Sarah Vaughn performed by Crystal Miller, with the John Birdsong Trio featuring Kelli Cox & Chester Thompson. The music was great, enjoyed by a lively crowd at the City Winery’s Upstairs Lounge! The next Great Albums Concert is scheduled for Sunday, […]

By |July 1st, 2019|0 Comments