NJW Jazz By The Book at Parnassus

The Nashville Jazz Workshop, in collaboration with Parnassus Books, announces the return of the Jazz by the Book series after a hiatus of several years. This popular in-store concert series features music from the Great American Songbook, organized with a historical emphasis.

There will be a series of three jazz performances throughout 2020. The series features jazz vocalists and ensembles from the Workshop’s advanced classes, in Saturday afternoon performances in the relaxed environment of Parnassus Books. The performances are free and open to the public, and will feature the works of a major jazz composer. 

The next performance in the series will feature the “Life and Music of Harold Arlen.” The event takes place Saturday, May 16 at 5pm. Performing will be an outstanding group of vocalists from the Nashville Jazz Workshop with an original script about the composer’s life written and presented by actor and author Don O. Henry.

The Nashville Jazz Workshop is a nonprofit organization supporting jazz musicians, jazz fans, and the jazz community through classes, public performances, and special events. In 2020, The NJW will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary as a non-profit in the Nashville community! For further information, contact the Nashville Jazz Workshop at 615-242-JAZZ (5299). www.nashvillejazz.org.

Parnassus Books is an independent bookstore located in Nashville, Tennessee. Co-owned by bestselling author Ann Patchett and publishing veteran Karen Hayes, Parnassus stocks the best selections of literature, non-fiction, children’s, local interests, and the arts. The store hosts “Jazz by the Book,” a popular in-store concert series of the Nashville Jazz Workshop, featuring music from the Great American Songbook and organized with an historical emphasis. www.parnassusbooks.net