Jazz AM 2024

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. 

2024 Jazz AM Dates:

January 6: Bessie Smith

February 3: Miles Davis

March 2: Nina Simone

April 6: Dizzy Gillespie

May 4: Billie Holliday

June 8: Nat Cole

June 15: Juneteenth Celebration. We will perform the Ella Fitzgerald show at 1pm

July 6: Celia Cruz

August 3: Louis Armstrong

September 7: Ella Fitzgerald

October 5: Duke Ellington

November 2: Charlie Parker

December 7: Holiday Show

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!

Jazz AM is made possible with the help of generous sponsors and funding from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Bonnaroo Works Fund, and Ingram Charities. Many thanks to our lead sponsor, Zander Insurance, to Brook & Kit Babcock in honor of their uncle Jimmy Van Heusen, and to our media partner, the Nashville Scene!

                

Meet the Cast

Creator and Narrators

Catherine Holder Dugger

Catherine Holder Dugger – Creator/Narrator

 

Crystal Miller

Crystal Miller

Puppeteers

Joshua Martin

Joshua Martin

William Kirkpatrick

William Kirkpatrick

Justin Colon

Craig Freeman

Craig Freeman

Band

Lori Mechem

Lori Mechem

Roger Spencer

Roger Spencer

Chester Thompson

Chester Thompson

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