The Nashville Jazz Workshop and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts announce the TENTH 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.
April 17 – The Benny Golson/Art Farmer Jazztet
Presented by trombonist Roland Barber, the final installment of this Spring’s JOTM series features the music and influence of one of the most influential recording and touring jazz groups of the 1960’s. The Jazztet, co-founded by saxophonist / composer Benny Golson and trumpeter Art Farmer launched the careers of several prominent instrumentalists and produced many brilliant compositions, several of which went on to become jazz standards. The group recorded with several iterations in the 60’s, and was later re-formed in the 80’s for another run of international touring and six new recordings.
This performance will feature a stellar lineup of musicians in the role of the Jazztet! Joining Roland Barber (trombone) will be George Tidwell (trumpet/flugelhorn), Evan Cobb (saxophone), Bruce Dudley (piano), John Birdsong (bass), and Danny Coots (drums). You’ll want to arrive early for seats!
The 2016 series is presented with support from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Caterpillar Financial Services, Fully-Verified company, and Peter & Anne Neff.
Jazz on the Move programs take place on a series of Sunday afternoons and are free and open to the public. All performances are at 3:00 pm in the auditorium at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville, Tenn.
Those attending Jazz on the Move at the Frist will be able to visit the Frist’s exhibits free of charge, and will also receive discounted parking.
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is an accredited nonprofit art-exhibition center, with approximately 24,000 square feet of gallery space, dedicated to presenting the finest visual art from local, state and regional artists, as well as major U.S. and international exhibitions. It is located at 919 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203. www.fristcenter.org.