Sat April 12, 2014

Live at the Belcourt Theatre

Jaimee Paul, powerhouse jazz vocalist, has teamed up with closet crooner, multi-grammy nominated, and 21 time DOVE award winner Wayne Haun for a one time event at the Belcourt Theatre. They will be singing the music that made America fall in love! The concert will be Thusday, April 17th from 8-10 PM.


Fri April 11, 2014


Mon April 7, 2014

Snap on 2 & 4 with Chris Walters

Nashville Jazz Workshop is thrilled to announce the return of pianist Chris Walters to the Jazz Cave on Friday, April 11 from 8-10 p.m.! Chris' anticipated performance will continue our Snap on 2&4 concert series.

Born in New Orleans, Chris moved from New York to Nashville in 1989. When not touring with his own band, Chris performs and records as the keyboardist with various artists – The Jeff Coffin Mu’tet, JD Souther, and The Peter Mayer Group. He's performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and recorded the soundtrack for a documentary film scored by Bela Fleck.

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Thu April 3, 2014

Saxophonist John Ellis Completes MTSU Jazz Artist Series with April 5 Concert

Saxophonist John Ellis to Conclude MTSU's Jazz Artist Series for This Season

The final concert of MTSU’s 2013-14 Jazz Artist Series will feature tenor saxophonist John Ellis and the MTSU Jazz Ensemble 1 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in Hinton Music Hall inside the university’s Wright Music Building.

The performance also will be the culmination of the daylong MTSU Jazz Festival, which offers instrumental and vocal students at the junior high and high school levels an individual focus on jazz style and the art of jazz improvisation.

"A master class with one of our jazz faculty members will also be a feature of the day's activities for students,” said Jamey Simmons, director of jazz studies at MTSU. “The beauty of this format is that the whole ensemble need not attend but are in fact welcome at the same time." 

Tickets for the April 5 concert are $10 for the general public and can be reserved by calling 615-898-2724 or emailing james.simmons@mtsu.edu. Admission is free for MTSU students, faculty and staff with valid ID. Discounts for area band students and educators are also available. 

Jazz artist Ellis is widely recognized as one of New York’s premiere tenor saxophone voices. A sideman to artists as diverse as bassist John Patitucci, organist Dr. Lonnie Smith and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenon, Ellis has performed extensively around the world for the last 20 years and has more than 100 album credits as a sideman.

He was the second-place winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk Saxophone Competition in 2002 and the recipient of three composition grants through The Jazz Gallery for the creation of new work (“Dreamscapes,” “The Ice Siren” and “MOBRO”). Ellis has released seven albums as a leader, two featuring his popular New Orleans-centered band Double-Wide, which has toured extensively and was featured on the Main Stage of the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival. 

MTSU’s Jazz Ensemble 1 is the top performing large ensemble in the jazz studies program at MTSU. It features the most experienced student players and concentrates on cutting-edge literature and master works from the big band repertoire. This ensemble has toured throughout the region, recruiting and performing at collegiate festivals, and performs each year at the MTSU Jazz Festival with an internationally acclaimed jazz artist.

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Mon March 31, 2014

B.B. King and Robert Cray at the Schermerhorn

There will be an encore performance by B.B. King at the Schermerhorn on Monday, April 7 at 7:30 pm.

Don’t miss this chance to hear the King of Blues as he performs for one night only after a sold-out performance in April 2013. Since B.B. started recording in the late 1940s, he has released more than 60 albums and won 15 GRAMMY Awards. A member of the Rock and Roll and Blues Hall of Fame, B.B. has one of the most identifiable guitar styles in music. Blues singer/guitarist and recent Blues Hall of Fame inductee Robert Cray will open the show with his band.

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