By Ron Wynn
NASHVILLE, TN — Organizations and outlets all over the world are celebrating International Jazz Day Sunday April 30. Locally, the Nashville Jazz Workshop will be marking the day with events and a special concert beginning at 5 pm at their headquarters located at 1012 Buchanan Street.
The Nashville Jazz Workshop has earned national recognition for its combination of advocacy, education, and performance.
Their special concert room, known as the “Jazz Cave,” functions for improvisational artists in the same way as the Bluebird Cafe does for aspiring singers and songwriters.
It is a listening and concert venue, and features at various times throughout the year performances from not only top area artists, but prominent national ones, as well as student recitals and presentations.
The workshop also offers both in -person and online classes in a variety of musical areas, with students from not only across the nation, but globally.
International Jazz Day is an outgrowth of various activities connected to April being Jazz Appreciation Month.
John Edward Hasse, then-curator of the Smithsonian’s Museum of National History, officially created Jazz Appreciation Month in 2001.
The UN organization UNESCO created International Jazz Day in 2011.
For more information on the Nashville Jazz Workshop visit their website at https://nashvillejazz.org