The Nashville Jazz Workshop and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts announce the tenth season of the popular jazz 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 artist/educators, the series offers audiences world class music as well as an opportunity to learn more about jazz. Those attending Jazz on the Move at the Frist will be able to visit the Frist’s exhibits free of charge, and will also receive discounted parking.
January 31 – The Life and Music of Dexter Gordon presented by one of Tennessee’s premier saxophonists and jazz educators Don Aliquo.
Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon was one of the most important tenor players of the 20th century. He cut his teeth playing with the innovators of the sound, including Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Max Roach, and others, and he became an inspiration to the next generation of players such as John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins. In the 1960’s, he made a series of recordings on the Blue Note label which are considered classics of the era.
The 2016 series is presented with support from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Caterpillar Financial Services, and Peter & Anne Neff. Upcoming Jazz on the Move events:
2016/01/31 - 2016/01/31
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Jazz on the Move programs take place on a series of Sunday afternoons, and are free and open to the public. All performances are at 3:00pm in the auditorium at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.