A New York Moment and a Fine Friday Night into Saturday in Knoxville

Memory is tied to all the senses: a touch on the skin, a glimpse of something familiar, a smell that transports. I have what I call San Francisco mornings. It’s something about a chill on a spring morning along with a fresh-baked smell and leisurely moments on a patio. It hits me sometimes in downtown […]

Five Plus Six Jazz Ensemble

Knoxville is a jazz-rich city. It shouldn’t logically have a jazz scene at all. As an Appalachian city our heritage runs in other directions from old time to bluegrass, from a bit of blues to country, our musical heritage is similar to other locals in our region, if a bit more impressive than most. But […]

Tuesday and Thursday Night Free Music Returns to Market Square

What could be better than a laid-back Tuesday or Thursday night on Market Square when the weather is good? People-watching is always great on the square and with multiple choices of patios offering food and drink, the living is pretty good. But it can get better – and it recently has. The first day of […]

First Friday Rambling

  A couple of program notes before we get to the meat of the topic, today. I’d like to offer up a semi-random “thank you” to you guys. The site hit 25,000 page-views last month which is a long way from the 5 page views I started with 3 1/2 years ago (four of them were […]

Outdoor Free Jazz Comes to an End for the Season

The Jazz on the Square series has to be one of the best things about downtown Knoxville every summer. Most Tuesday and Thursday nights Vance Thompson, Greg Tardy, Kenneth Brown, Keith Brown and Clint Mullican have kept us entertained since last June. The music is world class: Vance Thompson heads the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, Greg […]