nashville Jazz Orchestra
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.
Annie has worked with many of her heroes in jazz, and recently has been featured as the vocalist on guitarist Tommy Emmanuel’s Christmas Classics album and tours, as well as opening some of his shows as a duo with her husband Pat Bergeson. This spring, she was the featured vocalist with the Stomptime Jazz Cruise and spent time touring with nationally renowned gypsy band Velvet Caravan.
Her latest album, “Big Big Time” featuring the songs of Tom Sturdevant, is a foot-tapping New Orleans style collaboration with pianist and arranger Chris Walters.
“Singing with Big Band for me is like having wings, and I’m excited to return to the stage with the home orchestra I grew up with, the NJO. Sometimes a gal needs seventeen musicians up there with her to match the level of energy she brings to performance. Ha! That’s me!
This show will be a collection of make-you-feel-good swinging numbers – the stuff I think of when I think of big band – sharing the joy of the ride with you, showing you how good it can feel”