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Jazz on the Move: Music of Billy Strayhorn ft. Kevin Whalum & the NJW All-Stars
The Nashville Jazz Workshop and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts present the ninth 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. The series features a tribute to the Modern Jazz Quartet. The ninth season began on January 25, 2015, with Music of the Modern Jazz Quartet presented by Bruce Dudley. "The Modern Jazz Quartet – A Retrospective" featuring Bruce Dudley, piano; Chris Norton, percussion; Craig Nelson, bass; and Todd London, percussion.
This year's series is presented with support from Caterpillar Financial Services, Peter and Anne Neff, and the Frist Foundation.
The 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, 919 Broadway, Nashville, Tenn. The first presentation in this year's series is:
Sunday, April 26 – Music of Billy Strayhorn, a celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, featuring Kevin Whalum & the NJW All-Stars
Billy Strayhorn was a legendary jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, best known for his successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington, lasting nearly three decades. Some of his famous compositions include "Take the 'A' Train", "Chelsea Bridge", Passion Flower and "Lush Life". November 29th, 2015 will mark Billy's 100th birthday so we celebrate his music with a NJW all star lineup headed by vocalist Kevin Whalum and an original script written about his life by Don O. Henry.
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.
The programs take place on a series of Sunday afternoons, and are free and open to the public.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
Additional time info:
All performances are at 3:00pm in the auditorium at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts
919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Parking in Frist Art Museum lots is reserved for Frist Art Museum visitors, volunteers, and staff only. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking Lot Hours
Visitor parking begins 30 minutes before the museum’s doors open. The lot closes at 3AM. No cars are allowed in the lot between 3AM and 30 minutes before opening.
Guests are encouraged to carpool and use rideshare services. You may also want to consider using WeGo Public Transit.
Frist Art Museum visitors: $2 per hour / $20 daily maximum
Frist Art Museum non-visitors: $10 per hour / $30 daily maximum
(Credit cards only; no cash accepted)
A flat rate parking fee may apply for certain special events.