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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

Focus on Youth This Month at Jazz Workshop

Three events coming up at the Nashville Jazz Workshop spotlight the next generation of jazz musicians and the dedicated educators who support and inspire them.

Trumpeter and educator Edwin Imer Santiago was one of Nashville’s up-and-coming jazz artists before his move to Florida last fall. Santiago was known for his work with the Latin jazz band El […]

By |May 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Jefferson Street Festival Celebrates 16th Year

J.U.M.P. (Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership) announces the 16th Annual Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival, showcasing jazz & blues and celebrating the musical heritage of Jefferson Street.

This year’s event kicks off Friday June 17, with a “Bridging the Gap” Mixer on the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge.

The Festival itself is Saturday, June 18, and […]

By |May 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Fisk University Celebrates 150th Birthday with Festival, Music

TJBS is a community partner for the Community Music and Food Festival that’s apart of Fisk University’s 150th birthday celebration. The event is a free-to-the-public-affair for the young and young-at-heart to come enjoy music, food, games and just have fun on the historic Fisk campus. The festival is June 25, noon to 8pm.

By |May 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Session at Steinway Swinging, Informative w/ Cobb & Havighurst

On Saturday, June 4 the popular series Sessions at Steinway continued with saxophonist Evan Cobb as the featured guest. The event took place at the Steinway Piano Gallery of Nashville.

Host and interviewer for this performance was Craig Havighurst, noted music journalist and host of Music City Roots.

Joining Evan for the Session at Steinway were Joe Davidian (piano), Jonathan Wires (bass), and Derico Watson (drums).

The […]

By |May 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Terell Stafford to headline Murfreesboro Fest

Trumpeter Terell Stafford is the headline artist for this year’s Mainstreet JazzFest in Murfreesboro Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7. This is the festival’s 20th year, and will present a mix of well-known local jazz artists along with local middle and high school jazz bands. The festival also features activities for children, food trucks, and festival […]

By |April 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Chris Botti w/ the Nashville Symphony . . . WE HAVE A WINNER

Trumpeter Chris Botti appears with the Nashville Symphony April 14, 15, & 16th. The GRAMMY® winning artist joins the Symphony for an evening of originals and standards.

Tickets are $30-109, Congratulations to Korlin Harrison, winner of a pair of tickets to the Thursday performance in our drawing last week. TJBS members will receive a special […]

By |April 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Review: Christina Watson at the City Winery

What a delight to see an artist mature before one’s very eyes. I confess to a certain bias, having been a fan of Christina Watson since the time over 10 years ago when she arrived in Nashville and began taking classes at the Jazz Workshop.

Over a period of several years she took nearly every vocal […]

By |April 1st, 2016|0 Comments

TJBS Great Albums Series Premiers April 30

Saturday, April 30 is the debut of a new 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 first concert will feature the classic 1961 Capitol Records release, “Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley.” The recording teamed the Cannonball […]

By |March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments