Playing jazz standards Saturday March 22 will be the Jazz Dogs, returning to The Fountains in Franklin. The public is invited to a program of classic songs featuring a selection from the 1930's through the late 1950's.
The players are Dennis Burnside, piano, Paul Thome, tenor, Bob Ervin, trumpet & vocal, Robert Wolf, drums, Don Fishel, flute, Sam Frazee, guitar, and Wayne Renardson, acoustic bass.
Please come out to The Building in east Nashville on Wednesday, March 19 for an evening with the Junkyard Horns. This fun, energetic 11 piece instrumental funk band, fronted by a 7 piece horn section will be returning to The Building after their very successful debut. The evening will feature new material from the band, guest appearances, and other surprises! Doors open at 7pm, the band starts at 8pm. $10, BYOB. Hope to see you there!!!
We spend an hour with Grammy Award winning pianist, composer & arranger Bill Cunliffe. At the time of this program (1994) Bill Cunliffe’s career as a serious jazz musician was beginning to pay dividends. His studies with the great Mary Lou Williams, tours with Buddy Rich, Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard and Joshua Redman & his winning of the 1989 Thelonious Monk Piano Competition all helped in making him a much sought after artist.
Allmusic.com describes the remarkable Brackeen as "a gifted pianist and composer whose harmonically advanced, creatively complex, and rhythmically adventuresome music greatly enhanced the development of jazz during the closing decades of the 20th century." We agree, and bring you this program first heard in 1994.