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Upcoming events


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Upcoming events


JOIN US FOR A GREAT NIGHT ON THE TOWN!

Unforgettable artists backed by Knoxville's own world class big band in some of the South's most inspiring venues. 

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OR, LET'S DO LUNCH! 

Jazz Lunch: 1st Wednesday of the month at the Square Room. $15 includes a delicious lunch buffet served up by Café 4.

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great experiences through great music


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great experiences through great music


Vance Thompson

Vance Thompson

MARBLE CITY 5 @ the red piano lounge

Join us every Tuesday, 8 to 10pm for great live performances at Knoxville's newest and hippest jazz club, the Red Piano Lounge. The club is located at 4620 Kingston Pike in the Bearden area and features free parking and no cover charge.

Vance Thompson, trumpet
Greg Tardy, tenor saxophone
Keith Brown, piano
Clint Mullican, bass
Nolan Nevels, drums

 

KJO @ the Tennessee Theatre

KJO @ the Tennessee Theatre

big band concert series

Our wildly popular big band concert series features performances at the Bijou and Tennessee theatres and the Square Room. Find upcoming events and purchase tickets. Click here.

Greg Tardy

Greg Tardy

Jazz lunch

1st Wednesday of the month, September - April at the Square Room, 4 Market Square. View upcoming schedule, read concert descriptions and purchase tickets. Click here.

Taylor Coker & Nolan Nevels

Taylor Coker & Nolan Nevels

jam sessions

Join us on the first and third Sunday of the month from 4 to 6pm at the Black Box at the Emporium center for our open jam sessions. Bring your ax and sit in or just listen and enjoy. It's free either way. Click here.

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About us


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About us


Meet the band

The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece big band with five saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets, guitar, piano, bass and drums. The band is comprised of some of East Tennessee's top professional musicians and performs a wide range of music from the American jazz tradition. Read more

Board of directors

In 2000, our group organized as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, for the purpose of building an audience for jazz in our region. We are governed by a board of directors made up of local leaders who are passionate about jazz. Read more

sponsors

The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra receives support each year from a wide range of businesses, foundations, government agencies and individuals. Read more

Keith Brown

Keith Brown

Monty Alexander