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NJW Jazz on the Move at the Frist
January 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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.
Presentations in this year’s series are:
Sunday, January 19 – Tribute to Freddie Hubbard, presented Jamey Simmons
Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard was a pioneer of the hard bop style in the 1960’s. With a career spanning into the 1990’s, he was considered one of the finest trumpet players of the era. A native of Indianapolis, Hubbard played with brothers Wes and Monk Montgomery while in his teens. During the 1960’s he was a sideman on some of the most popular albums of the period, recording with such greats as Oliver Nelson, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, and Ornette Coleman. He went on to popular success in the 1970’s with a series of albums for producer Creed Taylor and CTI records. He led his own groups in the 1980’s, including jazz greats such as Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Bobby Hutcherson, and Benny Golson. He continued performing into the 1990’s and beyond despite health problems, until his death in 2008 at the age of 70. In 2006 he was named an NEA Jazz Master.
The program will be led by trumpeter Jamey Simmons, director of Middle Tennessee State University’s Jazz Studies program and a longtime faculty member and performing artist at the Nashville Jazz Workshop.