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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


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)


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

TJBS Great Albums Concert for June – Smokin’ At The Half Note

The next concert in the TJBS Great Albums Concert Series is Saturday, June 24, 6:30 and 8:30 pm. The performance will celebrate the classic Wes Montgomery recording, Smokin’ at the Half Note. The featured artist will be guitarist James DaSilva.

This concert will be the second edition at the newly-opened Rudy’s Jazz Room, at 809 Gleaves Street in the Gulch. We’re excited to continue this partnership […]

By |June 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn (April Column)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column is distributed in newsletter form to TJBS members only. It’s made available to the general public on the website at a later time.


My feelings about April being Jazz Appreciation Month are identical to my thoughts about similar celebrations like Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Black Music Month, Hispanic […]

By |May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

New venue opens in Nashville: Rudy’s Jazz Room

Nashville’s newest Jazz venue is opening its doors May 11! Many of you have followed the progress of fundraising and construction for Rudy’s Jazz Room, anxiously awaiting the opening of this new 7-day, late-night jazz venue.

Watch this space for a feature on Rudy’s coming soon! In the meantime, visit their website for details and […]

By |May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

TJBS Announces Next Great Albums Concert May 26, Celebrating Boss Tenors

The next concert in the TJBS Great Albums Concert Series is Friday, May 26, 6:30 and 8:30 pm. The performance will celebrate the classic Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt recording, Boss Tenors. Featured performers will be saxophonists Evan Cobb and Rahsaan Barber.

Joining them will be drummer Duffy Jackson, pianist Matt Endahl, and bassist John Birdsong.

The […]

By |May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn (March Edition)

This month we have two sets of interviews, plus a couple of special reviews and some other items that we hope you find enjoyable.
Ron Wynn.

Side 1 – Interview with Concurrence

Electric bassist Greg Bryant and keyboardist Paul Horton have been attracting substantial regional and local attention with their gigs as the duo Concurrence. The eclectic […]

By |April 12th, 2017|0 Comments