Content by tag "Atlanta"

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Squeeze Live at the Tabernacle

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Squeeze
The Tabernacle
Atlanta
September 22, 2019

Squeeze emerged in the late-70s new wave rock scene but were always so much more than that implied. The band has long combined songwriting mastery which was comparable to that of the Beatles with a seamless amalgam of soul, blues, rock and even some ...

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The Who at State Farm Arena

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The Who
State Farm Arena
Atlanta, GA
September 18, 2019

The Who have long been one of rock's most enduring bands and its 2019 North American tour found the group in remarkable form, augmented by the presence of a local orchestra along each stop of the tour. Vocalist Roger Daltrey and guitarist/vocalist Pete Townshend ...

Meet Joyce Wilson

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Having grown up in a home without popular music, our newest Super Fan came to jazz a bit later than many. But all it took were one concert and two LPs to turn this open minded spirit into a lifelong fan with a very personal take on all things jazz. In fact, the way Joyce Wilson ...

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Atlanta Jazz Festival 2019

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Atlanta Jazz Festival
Atlanta, GA
May 25-26, 2019

Last year the festival operated under the threat of rain all weekend. This year's 42nd edition saw record-tying high temperatures: 93 and 94 degrees Fahrenheit (ten degrees above the historical averages). No doubt it is a coincidence that the programming was cooler than last ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Virginia Schenck

Vocalist Virginia Schenck has studied and performed music since her childhood, but since 2007, she has renewed her commitment to singing full-time. Using the stage name VA, she has released three albums which showcase her developing artistry. Schenck was raised in Florida and attended Florida State University. While her degree was in Music Therapy, she studied jazz piano, voice and dance. She started singing jazz gigs while in school, and continued to sit in with groups after she launched her music therapy career in Macon, Georgia. Her love of jazz was enriched through a friendship with drummer Jaimoe (previously a member of the Allman Brothers Band)

NEWS: RECORDING

EJ Hughes And His Emotional Vampire Sessions on Blue Canoe Records

EJ Hughes And His Emotional Vampire Sessions on Blue Canoe Records

EJ Hughes is back in the light with his riveting Blue Canoe Records release The Emotional Vampire Sessions, a followup to his 2005 release on Blue Canoe Something to Say. The Saxophonist has traveled extensively performing in many genres with a passion and deep-rooted training in jazz, classical, and contemporary music. Mr. Hughes has taught, performed, and ...

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EJ Hughes

E. J. Hughes is a saxophonist and woodwind performer/instructor with a background in music that began at age 10 with the recorder. The Saxophonist now in his late 40s has traveled extensively performing in many genres with a passion and deep-rooted training in Jazz, Classical, and Contemporary music. Hughes is a current instructor at Music and Arts and has helped Georgia State University’s RYJO high school jazz program. In the past, EJ was the instructor of jazz saxophone for Emory University and also taught Advanced Improvisation and Jazz applied saxophone for Georgia State University before returning to his hometown in New Hampshire to be the band director and general music instructor

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Guitarist Trey Wright releases solo effort, Begin Again

Guitarist Trey Wright releases solo effort, Begin Again

Atlanta's jazz guitar master Trey Wright has released his latest solo effort, “Begin Again". Mr. Wright puts together a moving group of songs inspired by his recovery from a depressive episode in 2016 and dedicated to ex-band mate the late Carl Lindberg (Squat, Grogus, Ok Skool Trio). ”Begin Again" also features Marc Miller (bass: The Atlanta ...

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Joe Gransden's Big Band At Cafe 290

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Joe Gransden's Big Band
Cafe 290
Atlanta, GA
December 3, 2018

At a private evening in Atlanta, Kenny Banks played a 1912 Steinway B piano and Joe Gransden played his grandfather's trumpet and a fluegelhorn he has owned since childhood. In between Christmas tunes there was an interesting and enlightening question and ...

Jermaine Sain

Jermaine Sain is the host/ creator of a talk show called When We Speak. In addition, he has released several indie music singles such as: "Look At All You've Done", "He's Done So Much", and "Get Out". After exiting the U.S. Army in 2003, as a Medical Sergeant, Jermaine began pursuing a career in music after he auditioned for American Idol in 2005, in Austin, Texas. In 2008, Jermaine moved to Atlanta where he has had the opportunity to provide backing vocals for Kem (Grammy nominated R&B Singer) Heart (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and Barry Manilow, as well as for companies such as Pink Ribbon Story Foundation and Verizon Wireless