Jazzmania 2017 Save The Date

Mark your calendars for Jazzmania 2017, the annual fall jazz party and fundraiser. The event will again be held this year in Liberty Hall at The Factory in Franklin and will happen Saturday, October 14, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.

Stay tuned for more information over the coming months, but here's what we can tell you so far: 

Jazzmania is the Jazz Party of the Year featuring fine food from Sargent's Fine Catering. There's complimentary wine, beer, and a Jazzmania signature cocktail courtesy of Lipman Brothers.

Music is always the centerpiece of Jazzmania . . . we're still getting that lined up, so stay tuned for details!


The event includes a live and silent auction, with unique and desirable items such as vacation packages, tickets to top events, special dinner packages, in-home concerts, and the "Small Works" collection of artwork by some the city’s top artists.

For the first time this year, the Jazzmania auction will feature mobile bidding, which means patrons can bid on auction items right on their smart phones (if you don't have one don't worry -- we've got helpers for you). What's more, you'll get a preview of items and can even start bidding before the event!

A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the NJW Heritage Award, presented annually to a person who has made major contributions to the jazz community over a long period of time. Last year's (2015) Heritage Award winner was drummer Chester Thompson. Previous year's awardees were:

Chester Thompson (2016)

Rod McGaha (2015)

Greg Lee (2014)

Connye Florance (2013)

George Tidwell (2012)

Jeff Steinberg (2011)

John Birdsong (2010)

Denis Solee (2009)

Beegie Adair (2008)

All proceeds from Jazzmania go to support the operation of the Jazz Workshop, including classes, performances, and community outreach activities for youth, seniors, and the entire community.

The ticket price includes food and complimentary beer, wine, and cocktail. Tickets are $150. CONTACT US FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HOSTING A TABLE.

 The Factory is located at 230 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37065.

A complete list of sponsors is coming soon, but here are some of the generous sponsors who've signed on to date

Gold Sponsor: Steinway Piano Gallery of Nashville

Silver  Sponsors: Van Heusen Music CorporationBurton Avenue Music