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October 24, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
It’s that time again!! Mark your calendars for Jazzmania 2015, the annual fall jazz party and fundraiser. The event will again be held this year in Liberty Hall at The Factory in Franklin and will happen Saturday, October 24, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.
The ticket price includes food and complimentary wine. Please visit JAZZMANIA to purchase tickets.
Music this year will be provided by a special 10-piece all-star ensemble of some of the NJW’s finest jazz faculty and performing artists. The ensemble will be directed by Denis Solee with arrangements by the incomparable Jeff Steinberg. Featured soloists will include vocalistChristina Watson and trumpeter Rod McGaha.
The event will include a live and silent auction, with unique and desirable items that include vacation packages, tickets to top events, special dinner packages, in-home concerts, artwork by the city’s top artists, and much more.
A distinctive feature of our silent auction is Small Works – a collection of small canvases with paintings by some of the area’s top artists, produced especially for this event. Guests will enjoy browsing the works and placing bids on their top picks in fun competition with other patrons – the ultimate proceeds going entirely to benefit the mission of the Workshop.
The Honorary Event Chairperson for Jazzmania this year is Beegie Adair, one of the best-known and most revered figures on the city’s jazz scene for over 40 years. Beegie’s music is heard and loved around the country and around the world. Jazz fans come from across the country to attend her monthly performances in the Jazz Cave! Beegie also holds a place of honor in the Nashville Jazz Workshop’s history — she was one of the first Board members and taught some of our first vocal classes. She was also the first recipient of the NJW Heritage Award, in 2008. We are excited to celebrate Beegie and her jazz legacy.
All proceeds from Jazzmania go to support the operation of the Jazz Workshop, including classes, performances, and community outreach activities for youth, seniors, and the entire community.
Please visit JAZZMANIA for more information.