Grammy winning jazz pianist Bill Cunliffe will perform at MTSU  Saturday March 21st as part of the Jazz artists series.  Listen to an archived hour of Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair, with Bill Cunliffe as guest.

This week on Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair the late, great pianist James Williams is our guest in a program first heard in 1996. We get a rare opportunity to hear this exceptional, multi-faceted musician perform in 3 different settings - two of them from live performances, all from the same time period (the mid-1990s). He talks about each.   

On this edition of Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair we spend an hour with another member of America's jazz royalty, Dr. Billy Taylor, in a program first heard in the spring of 1994.  Though he left us in 2010, how wonderful it is to hear that warm, soothing, immediately identifiable voice again - that of perhaps the greatest advocate/ambassador modern jazz has ever had.  

Snap on 2 & 4 with Lori Mechem

Dec 9, 2014

The final Snap on 2&4 of 2014 is Friday, December 12 at 8 p.m. and features Nashville Jazz Workshop Founder and Director Lori Mechem. She is pulling out all the stops to reveal a depth of her artistry that is rarely seen on the Jazz Cave stage. The evening will include some of her original jazz compositions, some fresh new arrangements of pop standards, as well as an assortment of her Brazilian-flavored jazz tunes (with a nod to her Brazilian ensemble, Ritmos Picantes). 

Tony Bennett at the Schermerhorn

Dec 9, 2014

The one and only Tony Bennett makes his first-ever appearance at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on December 11. With classics like “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” Bennett’s remarkable six-decade career includes some of the most memorable songs ever recorded. The legendary vocalist will perform with his jazz quartet and the Nashville Symphony. Highlighted by a holiday song or two, this evening of musical magic is sure to put a sparkle in your season. This concert will also feature a very special guest – Tony’s daughter Antonia Bennett.