MTSU’s welcome for an upcoming saxophone conference includes a special March 16 public concert by renowned musicians Jeff Coffin and Dave Pietro alongside two School of Music faculty members.
Coffin is saxophonist with the Dave Matthews Band and a three-time Grammy Award winner with Bela Fleck and The Flecktones. Pietro, a New York-based jazz saxophonist, has recorded with musicians such as Dave Holland, Kenny Werner and Pete McCann.
The second concert of the 2012-13 MTSU Jazz Artist Series will feature the MTSU Jazz Faculty Nonet performing music from the innovative and pivotal 1949 recording by Miles Davis, “Birth of the Cool.” The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus.
According to Jamey Simmons, Director of Jazz Studies at MTSU, Miles Davis was known as one of the innovators of jazz and formed the original nonet as a cooperative effort with other like-minded musicians in New York.
The MTSU Jazz Artist Series begins its fourteenth season with jazz pianist, composer and arranger, Andy LaVerne, headlining alongside the MTSU Jazz faculty at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus.
The MTSU Jazz Artist series brings internationally-renowned jazz artists to the region for performances and educational workshops.
Nashville, TN ---The Roland Barber Quartet kicks-off Cumberland Park’s first major music event, Jazz on the Cumberland, a monthly concert series on the banks of the great river beginning Sunday, August 19. The concert, scheduled from 5 – 7 p.m., at the park’s amphitheater (located at 592 South 1st Street, Nashville, TN) is free and open to the public.
2012 marks the 15th anniversary of Jazz with Bob Parlocha on WMOT, 89.5FM. Voted the #1 best syndicated jazz network by readers of Jazz Times Magazine, Jazz with Bob Parlocha has become one of the most beloved programs on 89.5FM. You can hear the show every night at 9:00. Here are a couple of many WMOT donor comments about Jazz With Bob Parlocah on WMOT.