The Nashville Jazz Orchestra preserves, advances, and promotes big band jazz appreciation to our children and our communities through live performances, workshops, and quality recordings.


“The Nashville Jazz Orchestra celebrates a vital but often overlooked part of the improvisational strain, the large group tradition. Jim Williamson and his comrades are a first-rate unit comfortable navigating not only familiar show tunes and pre-rock canon, but the more ambitious hard bop, blues and outside/avant garde compositions from the music’s more edgy wing.”

– The Nashville Scene Critic’s Picks