Upcoming Occurrences:

  • February 22, 2015 – 3:00 pm
  • March 22, 2015 – 3:00 pm
  • April 26, 2015 – 3:00 pm

Jazz on the Move

Presented in collaboration with the Nashville Jazz Workshop ~ Auditorium ~ FREE

  • Jamey Simmons performing during the 2014 Jazz on the Move season.

The Nashville Jazz Workshop, in collaboration with the Frist Center, announces the ninth season of the popular jazz performance and education series, Jazz on the Move. Each installment features a lecture and performance highlighting a major figure or period in jazz history. Presented by Nashville’s top jazz artist/educators, the series offers audiences world class music as well as an opportunity to learn more about jazz.

FINAL DATE OF THE SEASON:

April 26- Billy Strayhorn featuring Lori Mechem, Roger Spencer, George Tidwell, Don Henry
Billy Strayhorn was a legendary jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, best known for his successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington, lasting nearly three decades. Some of his famous compositions include "Take the 'A' Train", "Chelsea Bridge", Passion Flower and "Lush Life". November 29th, 2015 will mark Billy's 100th birthday so we celebrate his music with a NJW all star lineup and an original script written about his life by Don O. Henry.

To learn more about the Nashville Jazz Workshop, call 615.242.JAZZ or visit www.nashvillejazz.org.

 

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