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Giant Steps, by Ron Wynn (November 2016)

This debut edition of “Giant Steps” for the Tennessee Jazz and Blues Society marks its 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 […]

By |October 16th, 2016|0 Comments

MTSU Artist Series Spotlights Legendary Arranger Gil Evans

by Austin Bealmear
Conductor and composer Ryan Truesdell will lead a program of music by the legendary Canadian jazz pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader, Gil Evans. The music will be performed by the Tennessee Jazz Collective jazz ensemble at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 20, in Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music building on the MTSU […]

By |October 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Chick Corea and Elektric Band Return to Schermerhorn – Congratulations to our ticket winner!

by Austin Bealmear

Jazz fans should rejoice. Schermerhorn Symphony Center is bringing back one of the hottest bands of the post-fusion era – The Chick Corea Elektric Band. As part of Schermerhorn’s Jazz Series, the concert is Friday, October 14 at 8pm. (INFORMATION & TICKETS ON THE SYMPHONY WEBSITE)
Congratulations to TJBS member John Welker, winner […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Ella and Louis Up Next in Great Albums Series

Friday, September 16 is the next installment of the new Great Albums concert series produced by the Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society!

The Great Albums Concert Series will present classic jazz and blues albums in their entirety, performed by top local artists.

The September 16 concert will feature the classic recording, “Ella and Louis,” by the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald […]

By |August 15th, 2016|0 Comments

A Sleeping Bee: Video from April Great Albums Concert

More video from the April 30 concert in the TJBS Great Albums Series. The song is “A Sleeping Bee,” from the classic 1961 “Cannonball Adderley and Nancy Wilson” recording. Performed by Dara Tucker, Rahsaan Barber, and George Tidwell, joined by Kelli Cox, Roger Spencer, and Bob Harsen. Audio by Lauren Vessio and video by Steve […]

By |July 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Great Albums Series Continues with Giant Steps Tribute

Saturday, August 6, is the second installment of the new concert series produced by the Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society!

The Great Albums Concert Series will present classic jazz and blues albums in their entirety, performed by top local artists.

The next concert will feature the classic John Coltrane recording, “Giant Steps.” Performing will be Don Aliquo […]

By |July 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Rib & Jazz Festival July 16 at Cumberland Park

For the 2nd year David Wells is bring his “Nashville Rib & Jazz Festival” to Cumberland Park Saturday, July 16. The festival, which features a combination of local and visiting artists spanning genres of jazz (smooth and mainstream), blues, and R&B.

General Admission $30.00 day of festival.

Jazz & blues artists include:
Paul Brown
The David Wells Project
Denny […]

By |July 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Jazz Nashville Facebook Group Meets Up

Drummer Jeff Lien started the Facebook group “Jazz Nashville” about a year ago. The group is billed as “a meeting place for professional musicians, composer/arrangers, promoters, club owners, and supporters of jazz music in Nashville. The goal of this group is to promote growth, opportunities, and connection between its members.”

In that time the group […]

By |July 10th, 2016|0 Comments

NJO, Christina Watson at City Winery

The Nashville Jazz Orchestra returns to the City Winery Monday, June 13 at 7pm with special guest, vocalist Christina Watson. The varied program will feature songs from George Gershwin, Stevie Wonder, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Christina herself.

Tickets are $15, available online from the City Winery


By |June 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Larry Carlton Comes to Franklin Theatre: TICKET WINNER!

Legendary guitarist Larry Carlton appears in concert with his trio at the Franklin Theatre Thursday, May 26 at 8pm. The show is nearly sold out, so if you want tickets, better act soon.

However, our friends at the Franklin Theatre  doated a pair of tickets to be given away to a lucky TJBS member or […]

By |May 15th, 2016|0 Comments