Jazz

WMOT is excited to announce the addition of a new show "Jazz Happening Now", a 1-hour program featuring the freshest selection of new jazz anywhere.

Every week, host Jeff Hanley will connect you with today's vibrant jazz scene-from emerging artists to the living legends still playing and recording.  Innovation, invention, musicality, and heritage are the hallmarks of the program.  "Jazz Happening Now" airs Saturday mornings at 10:00 on 89.5FM, 93.9 in Columbia, TN and 92.3 in Murfreesboro area.  Riverwalk Jazz acupied that time slot for years, but ceased production in late 2015.

The Nashville Jazz Workshop and The Frist Center for the Visual Arts kick off the tenth season of Jazz on the Move Sunday Jan. 31st 3:00pm at the Frist Center.

Each installment of Jazz on the Move features a lecture and performance highlighting a major figure or period in jazz history.

The program, The Life and Music of Dexter Gordon, will be presented be saxophonist Don Aliquo.

Don is a longtime professor of jazz studies at Middle Tennessee State University.

Aside from being one of the principal innovators of modern jazz guitar, John Scofield is a creative artist of an even rarer sort: a stylistic chameleon who has forged a consistent, rock-solid aesthetic identity. An artist with fan bases in many camps and forty albums to his credit, he has expressed himself in the vernacular of bebop, blues, jazz-funk, organ jazz, acoustic chamber jazz, electronically tinged groove music and orchestral ensembles with ease and enthusiasm.

 

Celebrate the 50 years of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with a night of wonderful music inspired by the beloved holiday television classic! One of the founding fathers of contemporary jazz, pianist and composer David Benoit has paid tribute to Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang through music for more than 15 years. He’ll be joined by GRAMMY ®-nominated singer Jane Monheit and the Nashville Children’s Choir on “Christmas Time is Here” and a host of other Peanuts holiday classics in a very special, one-night-only jazz performance at the Schermerhorn. 

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