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Giant Steps by Ron Wynn (June Column)

By |June 14th, 2017|

 

Prelude
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 […]

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

By |June 3rd, 2017|

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 […]

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn (April Column)

By |May 8th, 2017|

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.

APRIL 2017 EDITION

Prelude:
My feelings about April being Jazz Appreciation […]

New venue opens in Nashville: Rudy’s Jazz Room

By |May 8th, 2017|

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 […]

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

By |May 8th, 2017|

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 […]

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn (March Edition)

By |April 12th, 2017|

Prelude:
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 […]

Giant Steps by Ron Wynn (February Black History Month Edition)

By |March 12th, 2017|

EDITOR’S NOTE: Here’s February’s “Giant Steps” column, one of the benefits of  TJBS membership. The column is distributed first to members and made available to the general public on the website at a later time.

Side […]

Out & About: Cliff Richmond & Friends at Union Common

By |March 12th, 2017|

We decided to drop by Union Common Sunday evening, where guitarist (TJBS Board Member) Cliff Richmond has a regular (1-2 times a month) Sunday evening gig. Cliff had assembled a fine group of musicians, including fellow TJBS […]

TJBS Announces Next Great Albums Concert April 28

By |February 5th, 2017|

 

The Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society announces March and April performances in its Great Albums Concert Series.

First up was Friday, March 24, for the classic Sonny Rollins recording, “Saxophone Colossus.” Featured artists were Evan Cobb (saxophone), Matt Endahl […]

Giant Steps, by Ron Wynn (December 2016)

By |December 19th, 2016|

“Giant Steps” for the Tennessee Jazz and Blues Society marks the 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 […]