Lori Mechem and Ritmos Picantes Celebrate the Music of Jobim 

Jazz on the Move

Jazz on the Move
With its innovative mix of performance and education, the non-profit Nashville Jazz Workshop is surely the greatest boon to local jazz since WMOT hit the airwaves. Their “Jazz on the Move” series of free concert/lectures on selected topics in jazz history returns to the Frist Center this week, with a look at the music of Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. Even if you’re too young to remember the Bossa Nova craze of 50 years ago, you’d probably recognize Jobim’s “The Girl from Ipanema”—a gigantic hit for Stan Getz and João Gilberto in 1963. Jobim’s tunes transcended the fad, though, and many of them have become enduring jazz standards. Pianist Lori Mechem leads her longstanding Latin jazz ensemble Ritmos Picantes, with guest vocalist Teree McCormick and commentary from composer/arranger Jeff Steinberg. Admission is free.
Sun., Jan. 10, 3 p.m., 2010

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