Originally published on Fri September 20, 2013 10:06 am
Credit Carol Friedman / Courtesy of the artist
Jessye Norman's commanding soprano voice makes her the quintessential operatic diva for many listeners. But she frequently draws inspirations from jazz: She ranks singers like Billie Holiday, Mabel Mercer and Sarah Vaughan high on her list of influences.
Jazzmania 2013 Sunday, October 20 4:00pm Jamison Hall at the Factory in Franklin 230 Franklin Road
It's that time again!! Mark your calendars for Jazzmania 2013, the annual fall jazz party and fundraiser. The event will again be held in Jamison Hall at The Factory in Franklin and will happen Sunday, October 20, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm
WMOT is pleased to continue the tradition of airing highlights of some of the best jazz and blues festivals in America.
September 1st, 2013 hear the Newport Jazz Festival 2 hour special 10am-noon. Artists include: Wayne Shorter Quartet, Terence Blanchard Quintet with guest Herbie Hancock, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, plus more!
Each Nine48jazz concert showcases weekly performances of some of Nashville’s hippest jazz artists in a uniquely intimate setting reminiscent of early jazz rooms like the Village Vanguard and Keystone Korner. Seating is up close and personal and the vibe leaves no doubt that jazz has roots in Nashville
NEW LOCATION! MetroCenter-Waterfront at 2212 Rosa Parks Blvd.
First Ever - NASHVILLE JAZZ NIGHT Comes to Music City Roots
Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Cafe is excited to announce its first ever show devoted to the best of Nashville’s vibrant jazz scene. The acclaimed weekly live radio show, webcast and concert series will offer a bill featuring the city’s most visible and innovative musicians working in America’s greatest and most sophisticated branch of roots music.
WMOT will once again be front and center at Murfreesboro's Main Street’s JazzFest. JazzFest is more than just a concert, it’s an event!
We'll be giving away lots of great prizes including jazz music on cd, and tickets to see singer, conductor, pianist, actor, composer Harry Connick, Jr. in concert July 12th at The Woods at Fontanel. Tickets on sale at www.ticketmaster.com.
Jazz vocalist Kevin Whalum is coming to MTSU for a special Tuesday, April 16, evening that also will showcase the MTSU Singers, led by Grammy Award-winning School of Music professor Cedric Dent.
The free public event is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Hinton Music Hall inside the university’s Wright Music Building.
Whalum, a Memphis native whose countless musical influences range from Al Green and Ella Fitzgerald to The Manhattan Transfer and Lynyrd Skynyrd, recently returned from a visit to South Africa, where his next CD is scheduled for worldwide release this summer.