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Nashville Jazz Workshop presents JAZZMANIA 2017

Jazzmania is the Nashville Jazz Workshop’s Annual Jazz Party and Fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the Workshop, going to support its mission of enriching people’s lives through classes, performances, and special events for the community.

The event takes place in Liberty Hall at The Factory in Franklin Saturday, October 14, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.

This year’s featured […]

By |September 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Thelonious Monk 100th Birthday Concert

The Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society presents a special tribute to jazz great Thelonious Monk on what would have been his 100th birthday, Tuesday, October 10. The concert will take place at Rudy’s Jazz Room and will feature a quintet led by pianist Bruce Dudley.

Bruce Dudley has made a longtime study of Monk’s music, […]

By |September 25th, 2017|0 Comments

TJBS Great Albums for October features Classic Pat Metheny Recording

The next installment of the TJBS Great Albums Concert Series is Sunday, October 22, 6:30 and 8:00. at Rudy’s Jazz Room, 809 Gleaves Street in the Gulch. The performance will celebrate the classic Pat Metheny Trio recording, Bright Size Life. The featured artists will be guitarist Lindsey Miller, bassist Roy Vogt, and drummer Danny Gottlieb.

This concert continues our […]

By |September 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn, August 2017 Part 1

Side I – Intros
Column Updates/Additions
One of the many wonderful things about doing this column online for TJBS is editorial assumptions I have battled my entire professional career are no longer considerations.
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I don’t have to argue that there are readers out there who deeply care about jazz and blues, or be concerned I’m writing about too many Black musicians (I was once told that […]

By |September 16th, 2017|0 Comments

TJBS Great Albums for September features John Coltrane Classic Recording

The next installment of the TJBS Great Albums Concert Series is Sunday, Sept 24, 6:00 and 8:00. at Rudy’s Jazz Room, 809 Gleaves Street in the Gulch. The performance will celebrate the classic John Coltrane recording, Blue Train. The featured artist will be saxophonist Michael Jenner. Also on hand will be trumpeter Jim Williamson and trombonist Roy Agee.

This concert continues our […]

By |September 12th, 2017|0 Comments

TJBS Great Albums for August features Miles Davis Classic Recording

The next installment of the TJBS Great Albums Concert Series is Sunday, August 27, 6:00 and 8:00 pm. at Rudy’s Jazz Room, 809 Gleaves Street in the Gulch. The performance will celebrate the classic Miles Davis recording, Someday My Prince Will Come. The featured artist will be trumpeter Emmanuel Echem.

This concert continues our partnership Rudy’s and moves to a new night and time. Seats […]

By |August 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Special EFX comes to City Winery Aug. 9 – TICKET WINNER!

Our friends at the City Winery donated a pair of tickets to be given away to a lucky member or friend of TJBS. Congratulations to ticket winner Fausto Vega!

Chieli Minucci – guitar, bandleader
Lao Tizer – piano, keys
Cheikh N’Doye – bass
Gene Coye – drums
Wednesday, August 9, 8pm at the City Winery
Seminal contemporary jazz super group Special […]

By |July 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn (July 2017, Part 2)

JULY 2017 EDITION, PART TWO

In Part 1 last week Ron covered Pittsburgh saxophonist Fred Staton, still performing at age 102, and interviewed Chicago music critic and DJ James Porter. If you missed that column you can read it here. This week he interviews educator Ryan Middagh and reviews classic and recent CDs.

Side 3 – Interview with […]

By |July 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn (July 2017, Part 1)

Side 1 – Opening Riff
Given all the depressing news anyone who regularly follows national and international events encounters, sometimes it is easy to think there’s nothing good or joyous happening. But then here’s a story about a 102-year-old saxophonist who is STILL active and working both in a group and doing his own events, […]

By |July 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn (June 2017)

 

Prelude
June is Black Music Month, but unfortunately, in too many instances it has become mainly Black pop or hip-hop month. This nation’s rich legacy of jazz and blues not only too often gets overlooked or devalued in contemporary circles, but happens far too much during celebrations like this. I am certainly a big fan […]

By |June 14th, 2017|0 Comments