Nashville Jazz Orchestra
The Nashville Jazz Orchestra is an 18-piece "Big Band" with standard instruments plus guest vocalists; for this application, it uses a 9-piece band with one vocalist. NJO assembles some of the finest working professional musicians not only in Nashville, but nationally, as evidenced by its musicians having recorded with or toured with well known musicians such as Prince, Vince Gill, B.B. King All-Stars, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Andy Williams, Kenny Rogers, Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, and many others. NJO is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit with a 9 member Board of Directors and is under the music leadership of Music Director/lead trumpeter Jim Williamson. The mission of the NJO is to preserve, advance, and promote big band jazz appreciation to our children and our communities through live performances, workshops, and quality recordings.