Jazz

Trumpeter Terrell Stafford headlines the Murfreesboro Mainstreet  JazzFest this weekend.

Popular vocalist Annie Sellick makes a return appearance in 2016 as well.

WMOT's Greg Lee announces the Saturday Mainstage, and station staff will be on hand with prizes.

JazzFest is Friday night, and all day Saturday May 6th and 7th.

Hope to see you there.

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.

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