Jazz

9:35am

Mon April 29, 2013
Jazz

First Ever - NASHVILLE JAZZ NIGHT Comes to Music City Roots

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.

The lineup includes:

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9:57am

Fri April 19, 2013
Jazz

MainStreet Murfreesboro Jazz Fest 2013

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.

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8:11am

Mon April 15, 2013
Jazz

Kevin Whalum Jazzes Up Campus at Free April 16 Concert with Cedric Dent, MTSU Singers

Kevin Whalum

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. 

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8:25am

Fri March 8, 2013
Jazz

Jeff Coffin, Dave Pietro Headline Saxophone Conference at MTSU

Dave Pietro

MTSU’s welcome for an upcoming saxophone conference includes a special March 16 public concert by renowned musicians Jeff Coffin and Dave Pietro alongside two School of Music faculty members.

Coffin is saxophonist with the Dave Matthews Band and a three-time Grammy Award winner with Bela Fleck and The Flecktones. Pietro, a New York-based jazz saxophonist, has recorded with musicians such as Dave Holland, Kenny Werner and Pete McCann.

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4:30pm

Wed January 30, 2013
Jazz

MTSU Jazz Artist Series Features MTSU Jazz Faculty and Guests Performing Miles Davis’ “Birth of Cool

MTSU Jazz Faculty

The second concert of the 2012-13 MTSU Jazz Artist Series will feature the MTSU Jazz Faculty Nonet performing music from the innovative and pivotal 1949 recording by Miles Davis, “Birth of the Cool.”  The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus.

     According to Jamey Simmons, Director of Jazz Studies at MTSU, Miles Davis was known as one of the innovators of jazz and formed the original nonet as a cooperative effort with other like-minded musicians in New York. 

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