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The Nashville Jazz Workshop, in collaboration with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, announces the 12th season of the popular jazz performance and education series, Jazz on the Move. Each installment features a lecture and performance highlighting a major figure or period in jazz history. Presented by Nashville’s top jazz artist/educators, the series offers audiences world class music as well as an opportunity to learn more about jazz.

The programs take place on a series of Sunday afternoons. All performances are at 3:00 pm in the auditorium at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN. Performances in the series are free and open to the public. Each performance is led by a jazz artist intimately familiar with the jazz great being profiled with an outstanding group of supporting musicians.

A Tribute to Louis Armstrong with Jamey Simmons

Trumpeter Louis Armstrong may be THE major influence on jazz as we know it today. Born in New Orleans, he moved to Chicago in 1922 and later to New York City. Besides trumpet, he was known for his stage charisma and scat singing. A major figure in the jazz world for over five decades, he also an icon in American popular music. Join MTSU Jazz Studies Director Jamey Simmons for a tribute to this jazz giant.