This event is FREE and first come, first seated.
The Nashville Jazz Workshop, in collaboration with the Frist Art Museum, presents the 13th season of the popular performance and education series Jazz on the Move. Each installment features a lecture and performance highlighting a major figure or period in jazz history. Presented by Nashville’s top jazz artists/educators, the series offers audiences world-class music, as well as opportunities to learn more about the genre. Each performance is led by an individual jazz artist intimately familiar with the jazz great being profiled, with an outstanding group of supporting musicians. Those attending Jazz on the Move will be able to visit the Frist's exhibitions free of charge and receive discounted parking in the Frist visitor parking lot.
The Jazz on the Move series is presented with support from Caterpillar Financial Services, BMI, Peter and Anne Neff, and Adam Liff.
Sunday, January 13, 3:00 p.m.
Tribute to Chet Baker, presented by George Tidwell and Jim Ferguson
Chet Baker was one of the pioneers of the West Coast jazz sound of the 1950s. With matinee idol good looks, lyrical trumpet solos, and smooth vocals, he seemingly had it all. Problems with drug addiction and the law overtook him in the 1960s, and stayed with him until his death in 1988. Through it all, however, he managed to produce great jazz and is widely regarded as one of the great trumpeters of the century.
The program will be presented jointly by George Tidwell (trumpet) and Jim Ferguson (vocals) with Lori Mechem (piano), Roger Spencer (bass), and Chester Thompson (drums).
Sunday, February 10, 3:00 p.m.
Miles Davis «Kind of Blue» with Rahsaan Barber.
A presentation for Black History Month.
Miles Davis – trumpeter, bandleader, and composer – is widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Davis was at the forefront of some major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion. Davis' legendary musical groups elevated the careers of artists such as John Coltrane, Bill Evans, and Herbie Hancock among many others.
Miles Davis's album «Kind of Blue» was released by Columbia Records in August 1959. Featuring pianist Bill Evans, saxophonists Cannonball Adderly and John Coltrane, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, the album was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2008. It is regarded by many as Davis's masterpiece recording. Rolling Stone magazine ranked the album #12 on its 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Nashville saxophonist Rahsaan Barber will present the afternoon's program along with jazz Rod McGaha (trumpet), Evan Cobb (saxophone), Bruce Dudley (piano), Roger Spencer (bass), and Derrek Phillips (drums).
Sunday, March 10, 3:00 p.m.
The Life and Music of Nina Simone with Dara Tucker.
A presentation for Women's History Month
Sunday, April 14, 3:00 p.m.
The Life and Music of Stan Getz, with Don Aliquo