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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

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