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great experiences through great music


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great experiences through great music


Vance Thompson

Vance Thompson

Jazz on the Square

Join us every Tuesday, May through August, from 8 to 10pm for great live performances. Bring a blanket or a chair, or sit outside one of the great restaurants on the square. Outdoor stage at Market Square Mall.

Special thanks to Prestige Cleaners, the City of Knoxville Department of Special Events and Mr. Steve Wachter for sponsoring the event.

 

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


About the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra

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About us


About the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra

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