WMOT will once again be front and center at Murfreesboro's Main Street’s JazzFest. JazzFest is more than just a concert, it’s an event!
We'll be giving away lots of great prizes including jazz music on cd, and tickets to see singer, conductor, pianist, actor, composer Harry Connick, Jr. in concert July 12th at The Woods at Fontanel. Tickets on sale at www.ticketmaster.com.
Jazz vocalist Kevin Whalum is coming to MTSU for a special Tuesday, April 16, evening that also will showcase the MTSU Singers, led by Grammy Award-winning School of Music professor Cedric Dent.
The free public event is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Hinton Music Hall inside the university’s Wright Music Building.
Whalum, a Memphis native whose countless musical influences range from Al Green and Ella Fitzgerald to The Manhattan Transfer and Lynyrd Skynyrd, recently returned from a visit to South Africa, where his next CD is scheduled for worldwide release this summer.
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.