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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

The next Snap on 2&4, with George Tidwell & the NJW All-Stars, Friday, January 30, is SOLD OUT. Those who missed out on tickets can still catch the the concert, streamed live on Concert Window.

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 vocalist Dara Tucker 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: February 23 to April 2
Class Schedule Page | Registration & Payment Information

MONDAY | 6:00pm

  • Easy Jazz Guitar
    course summary | Instructor(s): Mel Deal

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

  • Vocal Literature: The Music of Johnny Mercer - A 12-Week Course
    course summary | Instructor(s): Lori Mechem
    Additional information: Continuation of 12-week class

MONDAY | 8:00pm

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

  • Standard Repertoire for Instrumentalists
    course summary | Instructor(s): Mel Deal
    Additional information: for Guitarists

  • Vocal Literature- The Music of Alan & Marilyn Bergman - A 12-Week Course
    course summary | Instructor(s): Lori Mechem
    Additional information: Continuation of 12-week class

TUESDAY | 6:00pm

  • Beginning Vocal Performance Techniques - A 12-Week Course
    course summary | Instructor(s): Connye Florance

  • Five Essential Concepts for Improvisation
    course summary | Instructor(s): Joe Davidian

  • Jazz Drumset Essentials
    course summary | Instructor(s): Josh Hunt

TUESDAY | 8:00pm

  • Charles Mingus Ensemble - A 12-Week Course
    course summary | Instructor(s): Denis Solee

  • Rehearsal Sessions
    course summary | Instructor(s): Connye Florance
    Additional information: Continuation of 12-week class

  • The Next Level
    course summary | Instructor(s): Ron Browning

WEDNESDAY | 6:00pm

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

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

  • Vocal Literature: The Music of Johnny Mercer - A 12-Week Course
    course summary | Instructor(s): Lori Mechem
    Additional information: Continuation of 12-week class

WEDNESDAY | 8:00pm

  • Ear Training 2
    course summary | Instructor(s): Lori Mechem

  • The Next Level
    course summary | Instructor(s): Ron Browning

THURSDAY | 6:00pm

  • Contemporary Vocal Literature
    course summary | Instructor(s): Christina Watson

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

Upcoming Events

pictureSnap on 2&4 w/ George Tidwell & the NJW All-Stars
Friday, January 30
The Jazz Cave
Event Details

pictureJazz By The Book at Parnassus
Saturday, January 31
Parnassus Books
Event Details

pictureSnap on 2&4 w/ Dara Tucker
Friday, February 13
The Jazz Cave
Event Details

pictureNJW Scholarship Lessons Program
application deadline Feb. 16, auditions TBA
Nashville Jazz Workshop
Event Details

pictureThe Beegie Adair Trio
Saturday, February 21
The Jazz Cave
Event Details

pictureSnap on 2&4 w/ The Jerry Tachoir Group
Friday, February 27
The Jazz Cave
Event Details



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