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Giant Steps by Ron Wynn, October/November Edition Part 1

A. Introduction

With the end of 2017 fast approaching, the holidays are usually a time for family gatherings, revival and reflection. It has been wonderful for me to revive this column for the Tennessee Jazz and Blues Society, and doing it has also provided me with a renewed appreciation for and interest in a host […]

By |November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn September Edition Part 3

Jazz and Blues Reviews
Spotlight Review

Dave Pomeroy
“Angel in the Ashes”
(Earwave)

Bass ace Dave Pomeroy not only been a prolific and versatile player (more than 500 recorded appearances in multiple genres), he’s also a noted writer and a longtime union advocate. But his first love has always been playing, and he demonstrates impressive technical acumen and idiomatic […]

By |November 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn September Edition Part 2

Interactions: Interviews with national and local jazz and blues artists and writers

A. Willard Jenkins -WPFW-FM/Editor/contributor Open Sky.

Willard Jenkins does so many things we could devote an entire column just to his various activities. He’s among other things an independent arts consultant, concerts and festivals artistic director/curator, producer, writer and editor under his Open Sky banner. […]

By |November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

VIDEO: from TJBS Great Albums Concert: Herbie Hancock “Head Hunters”

From the November 2016 Great Albums Concert, “Chameleon.” From the Herbie Hancock album “Head Hunters.” Concert featured Paul Horton (keyboards), Greg Bryant (bass), Rahsaan Barber (saxophone), Giovanni Rodriguez (percussion), and Derrek Phillips (drums).

By |October 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn, September Edition Part 1

Giant Steps – September edition, Section 1
A. Reflections I
As we move into the fall and 2017 approaches its end, it is also an appropriate time for a bit of inside baseball regarding the Giant Steps column. The alliance with the Tennessee Jazz and Blues Society, now in its second run, is proving a wonderful and re-energizing […]

By |October 31st, 2017|0 Comments

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