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Formed in 1972, the Society works to support and promote jazz & blues. Activities include concerts and a weekly e-newsletter. The TJBS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, supported by member dues, admission fees, and grants. Learn More

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TJBS Elects Officers, Board at Membership Meeting

The TJBS held its annual membership meeting Tuesday, January 28, to elect officers and Board Members for the coming year. Officers for 2014 are: Pr...

Review: Tachoir Group releases new CD

Stories by the Jerry Tachoir Group
Review by Austin Bealmear    The latest CD from Nashville's Jerry Tachoir Group is a 9-t...

TJBS Concert Review: Jody Nardone Trio

On Sunday, December 8, The Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society presented a special holiday concert featuring The Jody Nardon...

Jazz Reviews: Conversations at the Cave

Jazz Reviews
Author documents Nashville Jazz Workshop's history
By Ron Wynn
Don O. Henry's "Conversations At The Cave: The Story of t...

Reflecting Forward

In reality, it was almost twenty years ago, but it still resounds in my memory as if it happened yesterday, or, more accurately, as if it was happenin...


Musicians turn to crowd funding for projects

Musicians turn to crowd funding for projects

Increasingly, musicians are turning to crowdfunding platforms to raise funds for many types of new projects. Artists bring the ideas but strongly rely on their communities to fund the production of their works. "We wanted to see if our project was something people would support," Nashville-based jazz artist Liz Johnson stated when asked why she and collaborator Wil Houchens turned to crowdfunding to support their latest project, Jazz + Hymns. "The best part of the process was connecting with people and including a crowd in the process of making the CD."  Through portals such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the artist posts a video that provides the details of the proposed project. Setup to ensure accountability, artists explain their end-goal, outline how the raised funds will be allocated, and provide a timeline for completion of the project. The type of project proposals range from the funding of the recording of a c...

Jazz Conversations: Jerry Tachoir

Jazz Conversations: Jerry Tachoir, By Ron Wynn   
Jerry Tachoir is a nationally acclaimed bandleader and among the nation's foremost authorities on vibes, marimba and percussion. His newest release is "Stories," featuring the Jerry Tachoir Group. Originally from Pennsylvania, Tachoir is now very much at home here in Nashville. He's also the author of "A Contemporary Mallet Method: An Approach To The Vibrahone & Marimba," and does numerous clinics around the country...

Events This Week

Wed Jul 23 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Duffy Jackson Big Band
Thu Jul 24 @ 8:00PM -
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis - Knoxville
Fri Jul 25 @ 7:30PM -
Eight O' Five Jazz at B.B. King's
Fri Jul 25 @ 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Snap on 2&4 w/ Matt White
Sat Jul 26 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM
NJW Jazz by the Book at Parnassus
Sat Jul 26 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Jazz Dinner with Stephen and Bryan
Sat Jul 26 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Centennial Park Big Band Dance
Sun Jul 27 @12:00PM - 03:00PM
Boscos Sunday Jazz Brunch
Sun Jul 27 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
Metamorphosis: Paintings by Jorge Mendoza
Sun Jul 27 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Sunday Night Soul with Jason Eskridge

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