Jazz in the City: A Movie Premier, Jazz Royalty and the Jazz Future

Emily Mathis and Band, Square Room, Knoxville, September 2011 A large crown of lucky people enjoyed a brilliant night of jazz and saw the premiere of the documentary movie “A Place for Me: Living Jazz in a Small Southern City” on Tuesday night. The Square Room hosted the event and the music began at 7:00 with Emily […]

Saturday Night’s Alright

Any Saturday night that starts with Donald Brown and his smoking jazz at the S and W Grand has to be alright. Knowing he is there most Saturday nights makes it hard for me to start anywhere but there. The legends who came to town for the Knoxville Jazz Festival were in awe of our very […]

Knoxville Jazz Fest Blows into Town

It’s been a couple of days since I posted. I’m trying to pace myself a bit better, but also, a major event hit Knoxville this weekend and some days I’m in the middle of doing and, so, can’t be writing. Yesterday was one of those days. It was exhausting and fun. I agreed to be […]

Saturday Night in the City

One of my favorite things in the world is music. One of the reasons I love living downtown is the availability of music. I don’t know if Knoxville is unique in the quantity of the quality of our music, but I think we might be, for our size. There is a tremendous musical heritage which […]