Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-07-24 13:44:00 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WSMV)-Saturday, blues and jazz sounds fill the air around Jefferson Street.
twenty oneNS The annual Jefferson Street Jazz and Blues Festival will be held at Fisk University.
Most of the sounds on Jefferson Street these days are traffic, but they are expected to change.
In the 1920s, this music wasn’t visible to most people in Nashville, but just a few blocks from the Grand Ole Opry.
In the 1960s and 70s, they were rock and roll, Little Richard, Jimi Hendrix, and Etta James.
Saturday night will be 21stNS The first consecutive year of jazz and blues festivals.
“We brought it back to Nashville. It made a lot of our brass in a lot of classes,” said Marvelous Brown.
There are musicians associated with Band Brass, Fisk and Tennessee State University.
They are confident that the sound is still there.
“I think the sound is still here,” Brown said. “I think it never left.”
They bring jazz and hope you bring dance.
“It’s dance music, boogie, getting up from your seat,” said Larry Jenkins. “We head to Nashville, which carries brass to the floor.”
Ticket proceeds from the event will be donated to a fundraiser in honor of 150 Fisk Jubilee Singersth anniversary.
The free children’s pavilion is open from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The gate will open to the festival seats at 3 pm and the Fisk Jubilee Singers will start the festival at 4:55 pm.
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