The Nashville Jazz Workshop (NJW) is a jazz lovers haven founded 20 years ago to amplify the sounds of jazz across Music City. In their new location on Historic Buchanan St., the workshop continues to offer world-class jazz education and performance in a supportive and creative environment for the community. Expanding on their goal of offering jazz for all, NJW seeks to seed the future of Music City because ‘Jazz Lives Here Too.’
On Saturday, July 24, NJW will host their official ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 am at the workshop’s new location at 1012 Buchanan St., Nashville, Tenn. 37208.
NJW is known for celebrating and cultivating Jazz greats across the U.S. and found success in the pandemic with online courses and virtual concerts internationally. Post pandemic, NJW launched and partnered with various community events for the public including a monthly ‘Jazz in the Park’ with ‘Puppets in Hadley Park’ called the ‘Jazz AM, Juneteenth Citywide’ celebration and countless shows and performances. The acclaimed Jazz Cave will continue to host concerts, art exhibits, and educational classes for children to adults.
The move to Buchanan St. seems more like home than their past address, says Eric Dilts, executive director. In addition to the grand opening, NJW plans on hosting other invigorating events to engage the community.
‘Music City,’ Nashville’s notable nickname, holds significant weight internationally; however, the music in Nashville is not just country music. Jazz lives here too!
According to the ‘2020 Music Industry Report,’ by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce: “In Nashville, support for music genres outside of the country creates a richer music ecosystem and more industry growth for all. Neglecting to foster all genres is a missed opportunity.”
“This grand opening is only the start of a prosperous future for the North Nashville community and the exuberant plans NJW has for Music City,” said Nashville Jazz Workshop in a release. “The community is encouraged to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebrate the unified sound of our cities’ greatest gift: music—whether it’s jazz, soul, blues, pop, indie, or country music, jazz lives in Nashville.”
For more information or to sign up for tickets, visit <www.nashvillejazz.org>.
Additional 2021 events
Jazz AM – July 10 from 10-11 am
Public Opening – July 25 from 2-4 pm
Free Community Concert – July 28 from 6:30-7:30 pm