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.

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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March Classes

Color Key:

  • Instrumentalists
  • Vocalists
  • All Musicians and Enthusiasts

Session Dates: March 1 to April 9, 2021