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NJW Jazz on the Move

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Free

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, February 16 – The Life and Music of Betty Carter, A presentation for Black History Month with Dara Tucker

Betty Carter began singing at age 16, winning amateur competitions in her home town of Detroit, and performing with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Lionel Hampton at a young age. From the beginning she developed a unique vocal style focused on improvisation and scat singing. Fiercely independent, she clashed with Hampton, who fired her seven times. She went on to tour with Ray Charles in the 1960’s. From the late 60’s on she toured with a trio of piano, bass, and drums and became known a mentor to many young jazz musicians who cut their teeth in her trio. Among the great pianists who got their start with Carter were Mulgrew Miller, Cyrus Chestnut, and Benny Green.

Vocalist Dara Tuckeris one of the most popular and versatile artists to emerge from Nashville’s thriving jazz scene. Her four CDs run the gamut of styes from Jazz to Soul, Gospel, Pop, Americana, and more. Dara is well-known to Jazz on the Move audiences for her previous presentations on Nancy Wilson (2017) and Nina Simone (2018).

Details

Date:
February 16
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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