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Jazzmania is the Jazz Party of the Year, with great live jazz from some of the city’s finest musicians, great food and drink, and fun for everyone!
Update: Stream Jazzmania now!
The Jazzmania video (from the October 24th event) will be available for viewing for 60 days following the event, on the Workshop’s site (jazzmania.nashvillejazz.org) as well as its YouTube channel and Facebook page. Donations are still being solicited to meet the Workshop’s year-end financial needs, which are especially acute due to the cancellation of performances in response to the pandemic.
Jazzmania is the Nashville Jazz Workshop’s annual jazz party and fundraiser.
The Nashville Jazz Workshop (NJW) announces that the 20th anniversary of its exciting annual fundraiser, Jazzmania, will be a virtual event this year. Jazzmania 2020, the group’s first-ever global online listening party, fundraiser and evening of world-class jazz, will take place on Saturday, October 24th, 2020 at 7:00pm CT.
The 90-minute streaming Jazzmania 2020 program will be hosted by renowned Memphis saxophonist Kirk Whalum and will feature an all-star lineup of jazz artists – including Kandace Springs, Victor Wooten, Rachael and Vilray (Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive), Beegie Adair, Keb’ Mo’, Peter Bernstein, Jeff Coffin with Viktor Krause and Jordan Perlson, Champian Fulton, Jeff Hamilton, Donna McElroy, Chester Thompson, Rod McGaha, Rufus Reid,and Choro Das Tres. Rachael Price and Kandace Springs are both former NJW students.
The event has been transformed to a virtual concert so that NJW patrons and artists as well as jazz fans locally, nationally and internationally can tune in to hear world-class music, celebrate the non-profit’s 20th Anniversary, and raise donations and awareness for the Workshop’s two decades of community outreach, music education, and performance.
The talent at this year’s event represents a combined 20 Grammys, 5.7 million social media followers, 41+ million streams and hundreds of TV appearances and world tours. Most of the artists appearing at Jazzmania 2020 have previously performed, taught or studied at the NJW.
Beginning October 25, a recorded version of the event will be available to stream on-demand for 60 days. Proceeds from the event will support the NJW’s Music Education, Performance Series and Community Outreach, and are fully tax deductible.
For more information, to register and donate, or to sponsor Jazzmania, visit jazzmania.nashvillejazz.org.
ABOUT THE NASHVILLE JAZZ WORKSHOP
The Nashville Jazz Workshop (NJW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching people’s lives and sustaining the jazz art form through jazz education and performances. 2020 represents our 20th year of sharing the love of jazz with Nashville audiences and jazz fans around the globe. Countless musicians – amateur to professional – and ardent jazz fans have expanded their skills and appreciation for jazz by playing in NJW ensembles and studying in our classrooms. Located in the Neuhoff Complex for the past 20 years, NJW is moving to a new home at 1012 Buchanan Street in 2020.
For further information, contact the Nashville Jazz Workshop at 615-242-JAZZ (5299) or visit www.nashvillejazz.org.
This year’s party is extra special, since 2020 is the Nashville Jazz Workshop’s 20th Anniversary as a nonprofit.
UPDATE: 60-day replay is FREE. Donations are greatly appreciated!
$200/Ticket for October 24th event
Be sure to register for a personal invitation and advance information. Everyone who registers will be entered in a drawing next week for an autographed Norah Jones CD, courtesy of ArkivJazz!
Contact: (615) 242-5299
Online, Nashville, TN 37201