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April 21, 2024

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Nashville Jazz Workshop Opens New Home for Jazz Lovers and Musicians

“Music City,” Nashville’s notable nickname, holds significant weight internationally however, the music in Nashville is not just country music - Jazz lives here too!

The Nashville Jazz Workshop (NJW), 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 the Music City because  “Jazz Lives Here Too.”  On Saturday, July 24, 2021, NJW will host their official ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. at the workshop's new location at 1012 Buchanan St, Nashville, TN 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 Jazz AM, Juneteenth Citywide celebration and  countless shows and performances.

"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," according to a 2020 Music Industry Report by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.

The acclaimed Jazz Cave will continue to host concerts, art exhibits, and educational classes for children to adults. This 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. 

Additional 2021 Events

Public Opening, July 25, 2021 from 2:00 PM -4:00 PM

Free Community Concert, July 28, 2021 from 7:00 -8:30 PM (6:15 Start Time) 

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. 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 today, please visit www.nashvillejazz.org 

About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.