January 2024 Jazz AM: Bessie Smith

Kick off the first Saturday of the year with Jazz AM! Learn about the life and musical legacy of “Empress of the Blues,” Bessie Smith. Max, Mingus and Monk are excited to welcome this month’s special guest, Brian “The Professor” Hull. Hull, the creator of Nashville Public Library’s Wishing Chair Productions, will be our guest narrator for January’s show. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Check out our 2024 Jazz AM schedule!

2024 Jazz AM Dates:

January 6: Bessie Smith

February 3: Miles Davis

March 2: Nina Simone

April 6: Dizzy Gillespie

May 4: Billie Holliday

Jazz AM, a series of free Saturday morning programs offers a fun, interactive jazz concert for young people featuring music, puppets, improvisation, rhythm, and movement! Show starts promptly at 10am. Jazz AM is 10-10:30am. This event is first come first serve!

The program, facilitated by trained professionals and Jazz musicians, will engage students, encourage creativity, promote collaboration, and build musical awareness for children age 2-10 and families.

Music has a profound impact on children’s development. Learning about Jazz helps children’s creativity even before they learn to play an instrument. We’re excited to present this award-winning program for young children and families in the heart of the North Nashville community!