Jazz AM September: First Big Band of Jazz, Duke Ellington

Jazz AM is a series of free Saturday morning programs. It’s a fun, interactive jazz concert for young people featuring music, puppets, improvisation, rhythm, and movement! 

The next event is Saturday, September 4, at 10am. The program spotlights the big band music of Duke Ellington!

This show takes place in the NJW parking lot. Be sure to bring a chair!


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.

“The impact of music on children has and will continue to be a profound part of children’s foundation,” says NJW Executive Director, Eric Dilts. “Learning about Jazz impacts children’s’ creativity and musical development even before they learn to play an instrument. We are excited to launch this initiative to the heart of the North Nashville community.”

This is a free event, but tickets are required and seating is limited. You will need a ticket for each adult and child. Tickets may be printed or displayed on your smart phone, and must be shown at the door.

For this event, COVID safety protocols will be followed: protocols will be posted and may change depending on conditions at the time.

Jazz AM is made possible with the help of generous sponsors and funding from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Many thanks to our lead sponsor, Zander Insurance.



Schedule of upcoming 2021 Jazz AM programs

September 4 – The First Big Band of Jazz – Duke Ellington
October 2 – The First Sounds of Bebop – Charlie Parker
November 6– The First Gentleman of Jazz – Nat King Cole
December 4 – Jazzy Christmas
January – “Cool Blue” – Miles Davis