Back by popular demand, the Women in Jazz Jam Festival Band will return to the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Alive After Five on Friday, March 10. Last year, this concert was standing room only and broke attendance records.

Saturday’s events will be held at Scruffy City Hall. In the afternoon, enjoy a free poetry reading and a jam session for children led by guitarist David Bivens. In the evening, Katy Free, Shayla McDaniel & The 5th Woman will perform before headliner, Liz Brasher’s concert. Brasher is an exciting and dynamic multi-instrumentalist with Dominican and Italian roots.

Sunday’s concert at The Red Piano Lounge includes special guest, Laura Theodore. She is a recording artist, author, and host of a vegan cooking show, Jazzy Vegetarian on public television’s Create channel. Local artists will also be performing.

Tickets for Saturday night and Sunday concerts can be purchased at www.knoxtix.com. Contact Kelle Jolly at (865) 622-7174 or at womeninjazzjamfestival@gmail.com for more information.


FRIDAY MARCH 1

Featuring the Women in Jazz Jam Festival Band

Knoxville Museum of Art- Alive After 5

$15, under 17 free

6pm

SATURDAY MARCH 11

JAZZ POETRY READING FOR CHILDREN &

JAM SESSION

Scruffy City Hall- Market Square

2pm free

David Bivens, owner of the Bop Shop Music Studio, will accompany young readers on guitar as they present poems from the book, Sweethearts of Rhythm by Marilyn Nelson.

Following the reading, audience members will be invited to join in a jam session.

SATURDAY MARCH 11

WJJF CONCERT

Scruffy City Hall- Market Square

Featuring Katy Free, Shayla McDaniel, The 5th Woman, Liz Brasher

$15 in adv, $20 at the door

5:30pm-9pm

SUNDAY MARCH 12

WJJF CONCERT

Featuring Laura Theodore

Host of “The Jazzy Vegetarian” on the CREATE Channel

The Red Piano Lounge

$10 adv, $15 at the door

3pm