Jazzmania 2018

Mark your calendars for Jazzmania 2018, our annual fall jazz party and fundraiser. The event will again be held this year in Liberty Hall at The Factory in Franklin and will happen Saturday, October 20, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.


Jazzmania is the Jazz Party of the Year with great live jazz from some of the city's finest musicians.

This year's artist lineup is sensational!

Headlining the bill is the legendary Jeff Hamilton Trio.

Before forming his own trio, drummer Jeff Hamilton was a member of the Oscar Peterson Trio and the Ray Brown Trio, and is a co-founder of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Pianist Tamir Hendelman and bassist Jon Hamar are powerhouse jazz artists in their own right. The trio has visited the Jazz Cave several times over the years, playing to sold-out audiences. It will be a special treat for a larger Nashville audience to hear them at this great event, often dubbed "the Jazz Party of the Year."

Another special treat will be the appearance of vocalist Dara Tucker and her band! Dara has become a favorite of Nashville audiences with her impeccable vocal style and delivery, wide-ranging repertoire, and creative compositions.

The combination of the Jeff Hamilton Trio and Dara Tucker will make Jazzmania 2018 an evening to remember!

Join us as a Platinum Patron ($10,000), Gold Patron ($5,000), Silver Patron ($3,000), Individual Patron ($300 per person), or Host for a Table for Eight ($1,600). Patron level sponsors and Table Hosts will receive an invitation to a special Jazzmania Patron Party in September.

The event includes a live and silent auction, with unique and desirable items such as vacation packages, tickets to top events, special dinner packages, in-home concerts, and the "Small Works" collection of artwork by some the area's top artists. This year's auction will be online before and during the event. This means that anyone, anywhere in the world, can bid!

For the third year in a row, the Jazzmania auction will feature mobile bidding, which means patrons can bid on auction items right on their smart phones (if you don't have one don't worry -- we've got helpers for you).

A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the NJW Heritage Award, presented annually to a person who has made major contributions to the jazz community over an extended period of time.

Congratulations to last year's winner, Kirk Whalum.  The audience listened raptly to video tributes from many of Kirk's friends and colleagues from all over the world.

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 beer, wine, and cocktail. Tickets are $200. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS.

The Factory is located at 230 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37065.

Below is a list of generous sponsors who've signed on to date:

Gold Sponsor: Steinway Piano Gallery of Nashville

Silver  Sponsors: Van Heusen Music CorporationBurton Avenue Music, Lipman Brothers, Nashville Arts Magazine, and Vanderbilt Blair School of Music.

Bronze Sponsors: Cathead Distillery, Fresh Weddings by CarryAnn, Nashville Symphony, Parker Designs, Sargent's Fine Catering, The UPS Store of Belle Meade, and WFSK FM-Jazzy 88.