Juneteenth 2021

Black on Buchanan Juneteenth celebration was a huge success! We hosted a Jazz+Art Live Experience in the NJW parking lot and presented the band Brassville for a parade and performances on the event stage. Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt sponsored Nashville painter Omari Booker and glass artist and owner of This Little Light Glass Art Gallery and Shop Betty Turney-Turner. We made music, we made art, and we made great memories at Buchanan’s first ever Juneteenth celebration. Check out this video from Betty Turney-Turner and get a glimpse into the Black on Buchanan celebration.


The Staff and Board of the Nashville Jazz Workshop have issued a Special Statement on Racism and Racial Equity. READ HERE

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Session Dates: July 5 to July 23, 2021





Duffy Jackson

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our dear friend and colleague, drummer Duffy Jackson (1953-2021), following a prolonged illness. Duffy played and taught many times at the Nashville Jazz Workshop. He appeared frequently in the Jazz Cave as a leader, sideman, and with his big band. The son of bassist Chubby Jackson, Duffy had a distinguished career before moving to Tennessee. He played with Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, Milt Jackson, Monty Alexander, and many, many others. We’ll have more to say, but in the meantime please enjoy some video of his big band as we remember this jazz great who left us too soon.