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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

Review: Rod McGaha & Friends at the City Winery

Trumpeter Rod McGaha brought his quintet to the City Winery’s upstairs lounge for the second in the the venue’s new Sunday Night Jazz Supper series. The room was packed with expectant jazz fans by the time McGaha and his band took the stage for their 7pm set, and the musicians did not disappoint.

Rod was joined by […]

By |February 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Roy Agee kicks off Sessions at Steinway March 5

On Saturday, March 5 the popular series Sessions at Steinway kicks off for 2016 with trombonist Roy Agee as the featured guest. The event takes place on Saturday, March 5 at 1:30pm at the Steinway Piano Gallery of Nashville.

Roy Agee is one of Nashville’s most dynamic and in-demand jazz trombonists, and has played with virtually every major jazz artist in […]

By |February 21st, 2016|0 Comments

50 x 50 Campaign Extended Through April 30th!

Are you a musician who is passionate about Jazz and Blues, especially in your local scene? If you said “yes,” the Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society is asking for your support as this historic organization marches into a promising year of new concerts, interviews, articles and educational initiatives!

On March 1, we started the new 50×50 Campaign. […]

By |February 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Chick Corea & Bela Fleck at the Ryman April 17

Two world-class artists appear in concert together at the Ryman in April. Pianist Chick Corea and banjo master Bela Fleck perform Sunday, April 17 at 7:30 pm. the Two are touring in support of their new duo CD, “Two.”

Tickets for this concert are still available on the Ryman website. Congratulations to Rhonda Newborn, winner of […]

By |February 7th, 2016|0 Comments