Jazz on the Move
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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 lot.
Sunday, January 13: 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).
This year’s series is presented with support from Caterpillar Financial Services, Peter & Anne Neff, and Adam Liff.
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