An NEA Jazz Master, a Kennedy Center Living Jazz Legend and GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Ahmad Jamal makes his first Nashville appearance in recent memory. With a career spanning seven decades, this phenomenal pianist will explore the full breadth of his remarkable influence, which was cemented with the classic 1958 album At the Pershing: But Not for Me, featuring his definitive version of “Poinciana.”
GRAMMY® and Tony Award-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater puts her unique spin on standards and jazz classics. This fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition will be joined by Bill Charlap, one of today’s leading jazz pianists. Together, for one very special evening, they’ll explore a wide range of material with impeccable style, skill and sensitivity.
Formed over a mutual love of Fats Waller, Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, New York City’s The Hot Sardines bring a contemporary flair to classic jazz. This vivacious ensemble offers a singular mix of standards and modern-day hits, all brought to life with brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies and the lilting vocals of chanteuse Elizabeth Bougerol.
GRAMMY®-winning vocalist Gregory Porter and his band return to the Schermerhorn following their sold-out engagement in 2015. With his captivating baritone voice, this soulful singer and musical storyteller expertly captures the emotions and intellect of every lyric he delivers, while his poignant songwriting transforms the personal into the universal.