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Nashville Jazz Workshop

Nashville's community center for jazz, with classes, public performances, and special events. The Nashville Jazz Workshop is a non-profit organization supporting jazz musicians, jazz fans, and the jazz community.

Happenings

Many thanks to the Rufus Reid Out Front Trio for a weekend of superb concerts and workshops. Great musicians and wonderful people!

Tickets go on sale Monday, March 30 at 10am for the April 10 Snap on 2&4 with Don Aliquo & Jamey Simmons. Tickets are available online or by phone at 800-838-3006 or 615-242-5299.

Now on Nashvillejazz Radio: Lots of new music, including selections from Peter Bernstein, Connye Florance, Bruce Dudley, and more!  Also, daily at 9am and 8pm, hear the Chester Thompson Trio on "Live From The Cave," an hour of music hosted by Don O. Henry. Click on the radio above left, or visit our Nashvillejazz Radio page for details.

Upcoming Classes

The Jazz Workshop has classes from introductory to advanced - for students just learning jazz, professionals wanting to "sharpen their edges," and non-musicians wanting to learn more about jazz. Instructors are Nashville's finest jazz musicians. Classes are 2 hours a night, once a week for 6 weeks. Tuition is $225 per 6-week class unless noted otherwise.

Session Dates: April 13 to May 21
Class Schedule Page | Registration & Payment Information

MONDAY | 6:00pm

  • Introduction to Ensemble Playing
    course summary | Instructor(s): Evan Cobb

  • Vocal Literature: The Music of Hoagy Carmichael - A 6-Week Course
    course summary | Instructor(s): Lori Mechem

  • Why We Play, What We Play
    course summary | Instructor(s): Rod McGaha

MONDAY | 8:00pm

  • Advanced Vocal Literature: The Women Composers of Tin Pan Alley
    course summary | Instructor(s): Liz Johnson and Lori Mechem
    Additional information: NEW CLASS!!

  • Small Ensemble
    course summary | Instructor(s): Roger Spencer

TUESDAY | 6:00pm

  • Beginning Vocal Performance Techniques - A 12-Week Course
    course summary | Instructor(s): Connye Florance
    Additional information: continuation (2nd six weeks)

  • Smoothing Down Special Effects and Vocal Color - part II
    course summary | Instructor(s): Ron Browning
    Additional information: Class meets at 5:30 pm at instructor's home studio.

  • The Duke Ellington Orchestra
    Instructor(s): Roger Spencer
    additional information: NEW Half Price Listening Class!

TUESDAY | 8:00pm

  • Charles Mingus Ensemble - A 12-Week Course
    course summary | Instructor(s): Denis Solee
    Additional information: continuation of 12 week class

  • Rehearsal Sessions
    course summary | Instructor(s): Connye Florance
    Additional information: (continuation)

  • The Next Level
    course summary | Instructor(s): Ron Browning
    Additional information: Class meets in home studio of instructor.

WEDNESDAY | 6:00pm

  • Master Class with Joe Davidian
    Instructor(s): Joe Davidian

  • The Next Level
    course summary | Instructor(s): Ron Browning
    Additional information: class meets at 5:30pm at instructor's home studio

  • Vocal Literature: The Music of Hoagy Carmichael - A 6-Week Course
    course summary | Instructor(s): Lori Mechem

WEDNESDAY | 8:00pm

  • Introduction to Basic Piano Skills for Vocalists and Instrumentalists
    Instructor(s): Lori Mechem

  • Small Ensemble
    course summary | Instructor(s): Joe Davidian

  • The Next Level
    course summary | Instructor(s): Ron Browning
    Additional information: Class meets at instructor's home studio

THURSDAY | 6:00pm

  • Introduction to Ensemble Playing
    course summary | Instructor(s): Roger Spencer

  • Jazz Singing 101
    course summary | Instructor(s): Christina Watson

  • The Voice Lab
    course summary | Instructor(s): Margaret Rose

Upcoming Events

pictureNJW Student Performance Week
Mon Mar. 30 - Thurs April 2
The Jazz Cave
Event Details

pictureJazz By The Book at Parnassus
Saturday, April 4
Parnassus Books
Event Details

pictureSnap on 2&4 w/ Don Aliquo & Jamey Simmons
Friday, April 10
The Jazz Cave
Event Details

pictureThe Beegie Adair Trio
Saturday, April 18
The Jazz Cave
Event Details

pictureNJW Jam Session
Sunday, April 19
The Jazz Cave
Event Details

pictureSnap on 2&4 w/ Jamey Aebersold Quartet
Friday, April 24
The Jazz Cave
Event Details

pictureJazz On The Move: The Life and Music of Billy Strayhorn
Sunday, April 26
Frist Center For the Visual Arts
Event Details

pictureNJW Summer Jazz Camps
June 15-19 & 22-26
Nashville Jazz Workshop
Event Details



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