Knoxville Jazz Orchestra will present a sold-out concert on Wednesday | Community


The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra will perform The Greg Tardy Tentet on Wednesday, March 30 at East Tennessee PBS Studio, located at 1611 East Magnolia Avenue at 8 p.m. The concert will feature an all-star cast including saxophonist Greg Tardy, trombonist Michael Dease, trumpeter Alex Norris, flautist Maria Castillo, clarinetist Tom Johnson, violinists Kimberly Simpkins and Bethany Hankins, pianist Taber Gable, bassist Sean Conly and drummer Dave Potter. The program will feature original music written by Greg Tardy, inspired by the classic novel “The Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan.

Tickets for this event are sold out, but the recording will air on ETPBS later this year. Broadcast times are available at

Live at Lucille’s brings the tradition of exciting and innovative music programming from PBS to East Tennessee. Featuring local, regional and national jazz artists performing in an intimate setting, these shows are recorded in front of a live audience at East Tennessee PBS studios and later rebroadcast throughout the ETPBS viewing area.

Live at Lucille’s is a co-production of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, East Tennessee PBS and the Audio Production Engineering Department of Pellissippi State Community College. You can find information about the series at

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Henry R. Wright