Upcoming Occurrences:

  • February 26, 2017 – 3:00 pm
  • March 26, 2017 – 3:00 pm
  • April 16, 2017 – 3:00 pm

Jazz on the Move 2017

Auditorium ~ FREE

The centennial birthday salute to Dizzy Gillespie has been rescheduled from its original March date. The concert, featuring Jamey Simmons, has been confirmed for SUNDAY, JUNE 11 at 3:00 p.m. 


The Nashville Jazz Workshop, in collaboration with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts celebrates the 11th 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 artists/educators, the series offers audiences world-class music as well as an opportunity to learn more about jazz. 

The programs take place on a series of Sunday afternoons. All performances are at 3:00 p.m. in the auditorium at the Frist Center, and free to the public. Each performance is led by a jazz artist intimately familiar with the jazz great being profiled, with an outstanding group of supporting musicians. All performances are first come, first seated. 


January 22, 3:00 p.m.—Bruce Dudley performs music of Thelonius Monk
March 26, 3:00 p.m.—Connye Florance pays tribute to Lena Horne
April 16, 3:00 p.m.—James Westfall pays tribute to Cal Tjader Latin Jazz Ensemble

RESCHEDULED and now confirmed for June 11, 3:00 p.m.—Jamey Simmons performs music of Dizzy Gillespie

Those attending Jazz on the Move at the Frist are invited to visit the Frist’s exhibitions free of charge, and will also receive discounted parking. 

Jazz on the Move concerts at the Frist Center are generously sponsored by Caterpillar Financial and Peter & Anne Neff.

The Nashville Jazz Workshop is a nonprofit organization supporting jazz musicians, jazz fans, and the jazz community through classes, public performances, and special events. For further information, contact the Nashville Jazz Workshop at 615-242-JAZZ (5299). For more information, visit www.nashvillejazz.org.


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