If it’s September in Knoxville, it must be Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras, Knox Heritage Style, Knoxville  This weekend wasn’t all reserved for somber remembrances. Of course, being a home weekend for our local football team, plenty of visitors crowded the streets of downtown Knoxville. This weekend the shirts were Cincinnati red and they seemed like a jovial enough bunch as they enjoyed downtown Knoxville. Friday […]

Jazz on the Square

Jazz on the Square, Knoxville, June 2011 Tonight: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (and the next three Tuesday nights)Greg Tardy – tenor saxophone, Vance Thompson – trumpet, Keith Brown – piano, Taylor Coker – bass and Kenneth Brown – drums. A few dozen jazz fans – can’t we do better? It’s funny as time passes […]

Music on the Square and a Buzz in the Air

Rodney Alexander lays down the jazz, Market Square, Knoxville The music was a little different on Market Square on a recent evening. I followed the sounds from Union Avenue nearly to Wall Avenue before I found the trio cranking out the tunes. What I found was Rodney Alexander who I’ve mentioned in a previous post […]

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 […]