The Nashville Jazz Workshop began life in 1988 as the Nashville Jazz Institute, providing an alternative to academic jazz education in universities. Incorporating as a non-profit in 2000, the Workshop changed names and locations, adding to its offerings visual art exhibits, performances by students and faculty, and a regular concert series, “Snap on 2 and 4.” The new facility includes its own audio recording facility, an extensive audio recording collection, and its own live music venue, the Jazz Cave. Classes culminate in performances at the Cave, and “Snap on 2 and 4″ features performances there by established locals. The NJW also produces performances throughout the Nashville area, which are listed on the website along with everything else jazz-related in Nashville.
Nashville Jazz Workshop Information
- Public Transportation: Poor
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Approximately 60 events annually
- Ticket Prices: “Snap on 2 & 4″: $15 admission, $8 students; other NJW-affiliated events vary ($0-$20)