The 25th Annual Jazz Festival

Mar 31, 2015

The 25th Annual Jazz Festival, “Jazz & Blues, Students & Pros”, will be held Saturday, April 18 at the Factory at Franklin.

This year’s festival has 16 different groups playing, with the headliner performing on Saturday evening.

Art will be displayed and sold in the Heritage room at Liberty Hall by this year’s nonprofit beneficiary, the Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission.

Rufus Reid Out Front Trio

Mar 24, 2015

Renowned bassist Rufus Reid brings his Out Front Trio, with Duduka DaFonseca & Steve Allee, to the Nashville Jazz Workshop's Jazz Cave Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28. The group will perform 8 p.m. concerts each night and a series of morning and afternoon workshops on Saturday.

Rufus Reid's Out Front Trio is the next stage in his long and distinguished career. Making its debut in 2010 with the CD Out Front, the trio features virtuoso improvisation and interplay between its members.

The Chocolate Jazz Foundation proudly brings to Nashville it’s first “Nashville Rib & Jazz Festival, July 25th, 2015 at Cumberland Park in Nashville.  Admission is $35 for a full day of hot smokin’ ribs and cool smooth jazz music.

Scheduled artists includes Nashville’s own Tom Hemby, Denny Jiosa, Annie Sellick.  Michael Whitaker and the Bottom 40, Otis Cochran, Jonathan Fritzen, David Wells, and Lebron Dennis aka “Lebron” from Arizona.  To sample the artist’s music & video’s Go To: www.musicfestival.city

Internationally renowned jazz pianist and composer Kenny Werner will bring his artistic vision and advice to MTSU Thursday, March 26, as part of the university’s 24th annual Windham Lecture in Liberal Arts. 

The free public event is set for 8 p.m. in Hinton Hall inside MTSU’s Wright Music Building. A searchable campus map with parking details is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking14-15.

Snap on 2 & 4 with Double A Octet

Mar 9, 2015

The Nashville Jazz Workshop is pleased to announce the next in its Snap on 2&4 Series, with the Double A Octet, featuring Tommy Keenum, Friday, March 13 at 8 p.m. in the Jazz Cave at the Workshop.

The band is the musical creation of Nashville based musicians Roy Agee and Chris Autry. Taking hits from the traditional American songbook, the "Double A's" offer a fresh perspective on classic tunes. Agee (trombone) and Autry (bass), along with 5 horns and stellar rhythm section, offer unique arrangements and original compositions.