Happenings

Many thanks to everyone who donated during The Big Payback May 5 & 6! Money raised is part of NJW’s Spring Annual Fund Campaign, which continues . . . DONATE HERE.

Pianist Kelli Cox takes the stage on May 19th at 7pm CDT for our first live stream from the new Jazz Cave! Watch the show online. Learn more here.

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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April Classes

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Color Key:

  • Instrumentalists
  • Vocalists
  • All Musicians and Enthusiasts

Session Dates: April 19 to May 27, 2021

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May Classes

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Color Key:

  • Instrumentalists
  • Vocalists
  • All Musicians and Enthusiasts

Session Dates: May 10 to May 28, 2021

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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.


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