Sunday night on Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair we'll be joined by the consummate song stylist, Nancy Wilson in a program first heard in 1994. A musical icon of international renown, this NEA Jazz Master Award recipient, NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award winner, International Civil Rights & 3-time Grammy Award-winner was kind enough to join us for an hour to talk about her career and a new CD 'Love, Nancy' - produced by Andre' Fischer. We'll talk about her upbringing, early recordings with Cannonball Adderley, the 'Love, Nancy' recording and other highlights in the remarkable car
Our next edition of Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair is a special visit with Dee Dee Bridgewater, the multi-talented singer/songwriter/actress and radio host. She received a Grammy nomination for this featured recording, her first self-produced CD, "Keeping Tradition". The recording is also a great showcase for her European trio: pianist Thierry Eliez; Hein Van De Geyn-bass and Andre Ceccarelli-drums.
Next time on Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair, we spend the hour with Allen Farnham. He's a New York-based pianist, composer/arranger and producer. Alongside his own projects he's a highly regarded accompanist for singers (Mel Torme, Ernestine Anderson, Mark Murphy, Liza Minnelli, Susannah McCorkle, Roseanna Vitro, and Helen Merrill), and is well known for his thoughtful direction & production of other musicians' recordings (Charlie Byrd, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Lew Tabackin, Chris Potter, Buddy DeFranco and Jack McDuff).
The best and most affordable night out in Middle Tennessee!
Arrington Vineyards hosts Music in the Vines every year from April through December. From May through December, the events are every Friday 5 p.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.- 6 p.m.
This Friday will feature music by legendary jazz musician, Geary Moore.
Despite research outlining that music education contributes to an increase in college entrance exams, GPAs and school attendance, fewer than one-fifth of all Metro Nashville Public School students have taken at least one year of it. A new nonprofit hopes to change that and is working to implement jazz programs in seven schools for the 2015-2016 academic year.