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Canceled: NJW Jazz on the Move: Tribute to Sonny Rollins w/ Rahsaan Barber

March 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Free

NOTE: This event has been canceled — see www.nashvillejazz.org for details

The Nashville Jazz Workshop, in collaboration with the Frist Art Museum, announces the 14th season of the popular jazz performance and education series, Jazz on the Move. Each installment features a lecture and performance highlighting a major figure or period in jazz history. Presented by Nashville’s top jazz artist/educators, the series offers audiences world class music as well as an opportunity to learn more about jazz. The series is presented monthly at the Frist Art Museum January through April, and expands for three additional performances at other community venues later in the year.

The programs take place on a series of Sunday afternoons. All performances are at 3:00 pm in the auditorium at the Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN. Performances in the series are free and open to the public. Each performance is led by a jazz artist intimately familiar with the jazz great being profiled, with an outstanding group of supporting musicians.

Sunday, March 15 – The Life and Music of Sonny Rollins, with Rahsaan Barber

Sonny Rollins has been called “the greatest living improvisor,” and his 1956 album, “Saxophone Colossus,” has also become a well-deserved nickname. His career spans the eras of bebop, hard bop, free jazz, and has extended to the modern era . . . he only recently retired from touring in 2012 at the age of 81. His compositions are among the most played of modern jazz standards, and include “St. Thomas,” “Doxy,” “Valse Hot,” and Sonnymoon for Two.” An NEA Jazz Master since 2013, Rollins retains a modest outlook. Despite his many awards and accolades, he usually maintained that he was “still trying to get better.”

Nashville saxophonist Rahsaan Barber is one of the city’s most accomplished saxophonists. A graduate of Indiana University’s jazz program, where he studied with Dr. David Baker, he went on to receive a Masters Degree from the Manhattan School of Music and is currently working on a doctorate from the University of Memphis. Since his return to Nashville 10 years ago, Rahsaan has been a successful bandleader and touring and recording artist, and serves as Vice President of the Tennessee Jazz and Blues Society. Rahsaan’s previous Jazz on the Move presentations have included programs on John Coltrane and Miles Davis.

Details

Date:
March 15
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://nashvillejazz.org/events/jazz-on-the-move-2020-at-the-frist/

Organizer

Nashville Jazz Workshop
Phone:
615-242-5299
Website:
www.nashvillejazz.org

Venue

Frist Art Museum
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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