JAM Roundtable Introduces Dialogue on Jazz Appreciation Featuring Grammy-Nominated Artists

Press Release 

Media Contact:

Brandi Sims, Brandinc PR



NASHVILLE – March 24th, 2023 – Underground Music Collective, the Nashville-based digital music resource center and multimedia services company, announced their latest event focused on the celebration of Jazz appreciation during the month of April.

Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) Roundtable takes place on Wednesday, April 19th at 6 p.m. CT. The panel will consist of industry leaders, music business executives and professionals involved in the genre, as they explore the celebration of its impact on American Music, the experiences of the Jazz musicians and ways to explore the genre further. 

“Each month this year, we’ve explored a new genre or experience in the music industry that has captured extensive interest from emerging and indie artists seeking to learn more about the examples of successful careers in this industry,” says Underground Music Collective Founder & CEO, Gerard Longo. “Our goal is to continue exploring these stories and experiences through the digital lens, and truly redefine what it means to be Underground.”

JAM Roundtable will be moderated by Brandi Sims, CEO of Brandinc PR. Confirmed panelists will include the following: 

  • Kevin L. Robertson, Soloist (The Isley Brothers, TSU Jazz Band)
  • Ragan Whiteside, Flutist (Randis Music, Billboard)
  • Rick Scott of Great Scott PR (Brian Culbertson, Adam Hawley)
  • Nicole Zuraitis, Musician and vocalist (Grammys, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival) 

The virtual panel discussion is free to attend and attendees can register on Eventbrite. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panelists during the Q&A portion of the event. 

In addition, attendees are encouraged to make a tax-deductible donation to Underground Music Collective via the organization’s fiscal sponsorship from the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville by visiting abcnashville.org/donations/umc.

To register for the event, please visit Eventbrite.

About Underground Music Collective
Underground Music Collective (UMC) is a Nashville-based digital music resource
center and multimedia services company. UMC’s mission is to create a robust
ecosystem that empowers independent creatives to pursue their passions. Since
launching in 2016, UMC’s daily web content has impacted hundreds of
thousands of individuals, and the platform has tirelessly supported thousands of
emerging artists globally by providing professional artist development, marketing,
promotion, photography, writing, and social media services.

In March 2021, Underground Music Collective was welcomed as a fiscally-
sponsored project of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville , a
business incubation program for qualified arts projects and organizations who
may benefit from tax-exempt status.For more information, visit
http://www.undergroundmusiccollective.com, and follow the company on Instagram
@UMCNashville and YouTube @UMCNashville.


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