Main Street JazzFest 2015

Apr 3, 2015

Main Street JazzFest will return to the Square in Murfreesboro May 1 through 2. 

Pianist Reggie Thomas will be the headliner and is set to perform on Saturday evening. Other performers include Music City Swing, Rob McGaha, Rock Williams, Halfbrass, MTSU Jazz Ensemble, MTSU Faculty and Murfreesboro Youth Jazz Orchestra. 

Several high school bands will perform Friday night and middle school bands on Saturday. There will also be several activities for children that begin on Saturday at 11 a.m.

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.