Joel Frahm

Performer, recording artist, teacher For more than 30 years, Joel Frahm  lived in New York City, working in jazz clubs, Read More

Jovan Quallo with saxophone

Jovan Quallo

Hailing from Boston, MA, Jovan Quallo moved to the Greater Nashville area in 2003 as a teenager and in 2013 Read More

Ferrek Phillips playing drums

Derrek Phillips

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Derrek Phillips was heavily indoctrinated by the sounds of Tower of Power, Read More

Emmanuel Echem playing trumpet

Emmanuel Echem

Emmanuel Echem is a trumpeter, composer, and arranger living and working in Nashville, TN. A native to the area, Echem Read More

Lindsey Miller playing guitar

Lindsey Miller

Lindsey Miller is a Nashville based touring and session guitarist whose skills span an array of musical styles and genres. Read More

Jody Nardone at piano in Jazz Cave

Jody Nardone

Born and raised in New Jersey, studying and performing since the age of three, it was in junior high school, Read More

Jonathan Wires

Jonathan A. Wires is jazz performer, composer, and educator. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University Read More

Victor Wooten

“Who am I? Now, that’s a good question.” Victor Lemonte Wooten is a unique human being. Born the youngest of Read More

Matt Endahl

Matt Endahl is a pianist, composer and educator working in Nashville. He has performed in groups led by Jeff Coffin, Read More

Ralph Henley

Ralph Henley manages the social media for NJW and several performing artists and authors and has extensive experience in producing Read More

Jeff Hall

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, vocalist Jeff Hall received his Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz/Commercial Performance from Towson University, and furthered Read More

Connye Florance

Connye Florance is an award-winning vocalist (BET Jazz Vocalist Of The Year, 2000) and dynamic actress who has career credits Read More

Margaret Rose

Margaret Rose received a full scholarship and graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Performance-Classical Voice. She studied with Clifford Read More

Liz Johnson

Liz Johnson is a vocologist and voice teacher based in Nashville, TN.  She practices voice habilitation with people from all Read More

Sandra Dudley

Jazz Vocalist, Sandra Dudley is a versatile singer that has entertained audiences for more than three decades.  An educator as Read More

Annie Sellick

Annie Sellick is a poster child for hard work and determination. She got her start at formal training right here Read More

Joe Freel

From his first role at ten years old as the lead character, Tom, in his elementary school’s production of “Tom Read More

Jim Ferguson

Jim is a bassist and vocalist whose two recent CD’s “Not Just Another Pretty Bass,” and “Deep Summer Music” have Read More

Vali Forrister

Vali is the producing artistic director of the Actors Bridge Ensemble, which she co-founded with Bill Feehely in 1996. She Read More

Denis Solee

Multi-reed player/saxophonist Denis Solee has lived in Nashville since 1974. Interested and skilled in all types of music, he has Read More

Chris West + saxophone

Chris West

Based out of Nashville TN, Chris West has been performing, composing/arranging, and teaching since 1998. An accomplished saxophonist/woodwindist, West has Read More

Jeff Coffin

Jeff moved to Nashville in 1991 after graduating from North Texas State and has been recording, playing, touring, writing and Read More

Don Aliquo

Saxophonist Don Aliquo has been described as a musician with a “fluid and articulate flow of always surprising ideas, sophisticated Read More

Kirk Whalum

Originally from Memphis TN, Kirk Whalum grew up in a musical family. He began playing sax in high school and Read More

Evan Cobb playing saxophone

Evan Cobb

Multi-instrumentalist Evan Cobb is a leading force in Nashville’s vibrant musical scene. Known foremost for his tenor saxophone playing, Cobb Read More

Roy Agee playing trombone

Roy Agee

Nashville, TN based trombone player Roy Agee is a musical phenom – an absolute powerhouse from the word GO! Trombonist Read More

Roland Barber

Trained at Indiana University and the Manhattan School of Music, Roland Barber has performed with an impressively diverse list of Read More

Oscar Utterstrom

Swedish-born Oscar Utterstrom started playing the trombone at the age of ten. He began his musical career at the music Read More

Rod McGaha

Raised in the “Windy City”, Rod’s incredible jazz trumpet playing has taken him through all of the major U.S. cities Read More

Matt White

Trumpeter and Composer Matt White is a recent addition to the Nashville Music Scene, hailing previously from Miami, Fl. He Read More

Jamey Simmons

Arranger, composer, trumpeter, and educator Jamey Simmons grew up in Wisconsin and knew early on that music was his unique Read More

Dara Tucker

Vocalist and songwriter Dara Tucker is making her mark in the world of organic, heartfelt music by blending the melodic Read More

Christina Watson

Chris Watson

Originally from southeastern Kentucky, Christina moved to Nashville in 2001 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music Read More

Saxophonist Rahsaan Barber

Rahsaan Barber

Since earning a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music in 2005, Rahsaan Barber has set out Read More

Andy Reiss

Andy Reiss grew up in San Francisco, Calif., playing in a wide variety of bands all through high school. Finding Read More

Pat Bergeson

Guitarist and harmonica player Pat Bergeson has written, toured, and recorded with many of his musical heroes. Beginning at the Read More

Pete Huttlinger

Pete Huttlinger was one of the greatest fingerstyle guitarists in the world. Author of over 10 CD’s and numerous songbooks Read More

James DaSilva

James DaSilva is a session guitarist, composer, and educator living in Nashville, TN. He is a recent graduate of Belmont Read More

Matt MacDougall

Matt MacDougall is a Canadian guitarist, composer, and educator now based in Nashville. A versatile artist, he specializes in jazz Read More

Chip Henderson

Chip Henderson is a jazz guitarist, composer, arranger and educator. Besides teaching at NJW, Chip is on the faculty of Read More

Nashville Jazz Orchestra

This page was created in honor of the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, a fellow nonprofit organization since 1995. The Nashville Jazz Orchestra Read More

Dann Sherrill

Dann is one of the south’s most sought after percussionists, and is a Latin Jazz and Contemporary Rhythm and Blues Read More

Lori Mechem

A respected jazz pianist, composer and educator, Lori, along with her husband Roger Spencer, has lived in the Nashville area Read More

Kelli Cox

Kelli Cox has been playing piano professionally since she was fifteen years old. A native of Denver, CO, she graduated Read More

Pat Coil

Pat Coil

Pat is an accomplished pianist, composer, producer, arranger, teacher, and highly respected studio musician. His credits span the musical spectrum Read More

Joe Davidian

Joe Davidian was born and raised in Vermont, where he first learned classical piano and then was introduced to jazz Read More

Chris Walters

Born in New Orleans, Chris moved from New York to Nashville in 1989. When not touring with his own band, Read More