Knoxville Jazz Festival

Aug 27 - Aug 28, 2010

Jimmy Cobb's So What Band presents: Kind of Blue @ 50 and Knoxville Jazz Orchestra with special guest Greg Tardy.

Also, The Tennesse Archive of Moving Image and Sound presents: Swingin’ with the Soundies: Vintage Jazz Shorts from the Golden Age. (Free admission)

Jazz soundies of the 1940s were a precursor to the modern music video. These amazing three minute shorts were shown on movie jukeboxes in soda fountains, taverns, and arcades. For a dime, one could view musical motion picture performances by Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Nat “King” Cole, and others! At this free pre-festival event, we present the original 16mm film prints. Come see Count Basie, Fats Waller, and Louis Armstrong do their thing one more time.

Knoxville, TN

Knoxville TN

Featured Artists

Gregory Tardy and Jimmy Cobb

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