It's that time again!! Mark your calendars for Jazzmania 2013, the annual fall jazz party and fundraiser. The event will again be held in Jamison Hall at The Factory in Franklin and will happen Sunday, October 20, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm
Jazzmania 2013 is the Jazz Party of the Year and will feature fine food from Sargent's Fine Catering complimentary wine and beer from Lipman Brothers. Food this year will feature specialties from the land of Jazzmania itself, including the Flank Sinatra, Louis Primavera (pasta), Red (Garland) Beans & Rice, Struttin' with Some Barbecue, and of course Sweet & Lovely (deserts).
Music will be provided by some of the area's finest jazz artists. This year's featured artists are saxophonist Evan Cobb, vocalist Sandra Dudley, and very special guest, NJW faculty and Board member emeritus and internationally renowned saxophonist, Kirk Whalum!
A special feature of the the event is a live and silent auction, with unique and desirable items that include vacation packages, tickets to top events, special dinner packages, in-home concerts, artwork by the city’s top artists, and much more. The signature feature of our silent auction is Small Works – a collection of small canvases with paintings by some of the area's top artists, produced especially for this event. Guests will enjoy browsing the works and placing bids on their top picks in fun competition with other patrons - the ultimate proceeds going entirely to benefit the mission of the school.
The Honorary Event Chairperson for Jazzmania this year is Ken Roberts, a mainstay of Nashville's business and nonprofit community and longtime friend of the Jazz Workshop. Ken is also an expert on the American Popular Song, and has contributed his talents to many programs in the "Jazz on the Move" Series. The Workshop is honored and delighted to have Ken's help with this event.
For a preview of this year's live and silent auction items, click here.
For a look at the Small Works Art Collection, click here.
Also this year will be the presentation of the NJW Heritage Award, presented each year honoring an artist who has had a major influence on the jazz community in Nashville and at the Jazz Workshop.
All proceeds from Jazzmania go to support the operation of the Jazz Workshop, including classes, performances, and community outreach activities for youth, seniors, and the entire community.
The ticket price includes food and complimentary wine. Tickets are $100
ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED, BUT TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR.
The Factory is located at 230 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37065.
Our Gold Sponsors this year are: Van Heusen Music Corporation, Diversified Trust Company, The Nashville Symphony, Nashville Arts Magazine, Sargent's Fine Catering, Seale Keyworks, UPS Stores of Belle Meade and Bellevue, Lipman Brothers, WMOT 89.5FM, Jazzy WFSK, McLemore Auction, Moonlight Sound Co., The Recording Academy - Nashville Chapter, and Parker Designs. Silver Sponsors are The Factory at Franklin and Vanderbilt Blair School of Music. Friends of Jazzmania are Earnhardt Films and J.U.M.P.
Want to whet your appetite further? See below for a sneak video peak at Jazzmania!
The Nashville Jazz Workshop is a non-profit organization whose mission is to expand and enrich people's lives by offering world class jazz education and performance in supportive and creative environments. The Workshop is celebrating its 15th year in operation and its 12th year at the Neuhoff Complex in East Germantown.
Jazzmania 2013 is a participant in Artober Nashville, a month-long festival celebrating the city's arts in their many forms, all over town!
THANKS AGAIN TO OUR GREAT SPONSORS. PLEASE SUPPORT THEM!
Jazzmania 2013 Sneak Peak
Video by Honeyville Creative, LLC