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

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Great Albums Concert: Time Out by Dave Brubeck Performed by the Bruce Dudley Quartet

The Great Albums concert series continues with “Time Out” by Dave Brubeck performed by the Bruce Dudley Quartet, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in The Lounge at City Winery Nashville. Doors open at 5 pm and the show begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for TJBS Members. Members will […]

By |May 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Giant Steps – April

Giant Steps – April Part 1
I – Commentary
A. Jazz Appreciation Month
The Smithsonian Institute initially deemed April “Jazz Appreciation Month” in 2000, and it has become a national and global celebration culminating in International Jazz Day events each year on the final day of the month. This year there was a all-star concert held in […]

By |May 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Great Albums Concert: Music of Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays performed by Music City Big Band

Join TJBS for a special evening of big band jazz!  The Great Albums concert series continues with “The Music of Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays” by The Bob Curnow L.A. Big Band performed by Music City Big Band, Sunday, May 12, 2019 in The Lounge at City Winery Nashville. Doors open at 5 pm […]

By |April 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Giant Steps/January February: Jazz Appreciations & Commentary

Giant Steps/January February Edition, Part II
A. Jazz Appreciations
a. Joseph Jarman/Alvin Fielder 
The Association for the Advancement of Creative Music (AACM) is now a globally recognized and celebrated institution. But when it began in 1965, its founding individuals were widely regarded by the jazz establishment as radicals, mavericks or eccentrics. To a degree all those labels […]

By |April 3rd, 2019|1 Comment

Giant Steps- Jan/Feb Part I: Howard Mandel Interview

Giant Steps- Jan/Feb. Part 1
A. Jazz Conversations
We are quite fortunate for our latest interview subject to get longtime prolific music journalist Howard Mandel. He is a writer, radio producer, educator, lecturer, president of the Jazz Journalists Association, and board member of the Jazz Institute of Chicago. Born and raised in Chicago, he lived and […]

By |March 25th, 2019|0 Comments

The Great Albums Concert: Tales from the Hudson

The Great Albums concert series continues with “Tales from the Hudson” by Michael Brecker performed by Rahsaan Barber. Sunday, April 14, 2019, in The Lounge at City Winery Nashville. Doors open at 5 pm and the show begins at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for TJBS Members. Members will […]

By |March 20th, 2019|0 Comments

Great Albums Concert: Back at the Chicken Shack

The Great Albums concert series continues with Jimmy Smith’s “Back at the Chicken Shack” performed by Moe Denham. Sunday, March 10, 2019 in The Lounge at City Winery Nashville. Doors open at 5 pm and the show begins at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from City Winery’s website.

Back at […]

By |February 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Great Albums Concert: Gerry Mulligan Meets Stan Getz

The Great Albums concert series continues with “Gerry Mulligan Meets Stan Getz” performed by Ryan Middagh and Rahsaan Barber. Sunday, February 10, 2019, in The Lounge at City Winery Nashville. Doors open at 5 pm and the show begins at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from City Winery’s website soon. […]

By |January 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn: Year In Review

Year-End Column
A. Year in Review
As a fan and advocate for jazz, blues and other idioms that seldom find their way onto commercial airwaves or into discussions of what’s supposedly culturally relevant, every year has mixed blessings. The sad reality in the jazz and blues world is each year we will lose legendary and irreplaceable […]

By |January 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Great Albums Concert: Portraits of Duke Ellington with Andy Reiss

TJBS proudly kicks off 2019 by presenting “Portraits of Duke Ellington” by Joe Pass presented by the guitarist for the Time Jumpers Andy Reiss. Sunday, January 13, 2019 in The Lounge at City Winery Nashville. Doors open at 5 pm and the show begins at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased […]

By |December 19th, 2018|0 Comments