About Us

“I think that the next generation of entertainment is experiential entertainment, where people get out of the house and go and get a unique experience.”

         – Mark Cuban, billionaire entrepreneur and Owner of The Dallas Mavericks

Get ready for a fresh take on Atlanta Entertainment!  The Velvet Note is a beautifully-appointed listening room in Alpharetta/Johns Creek, Georgia, showcasing exceptional musical talent to the accompaniment of outstanding food, spirits and service.  Our sound stage is honored to host a true classic—our 1924 Baldwin M series baby grand piano.  At The Velvet Note, you will always enjoy the feel of the intimate, private concert and up-close-and-personal conversation you’ve dreamed of having since you first discovered the artist’s talent.

TheVelvetNoteDesigned by musicians for musicians, our listening room has been meticulously crafted by acoustic design engineer George Seldon (a protégée of the great George Lucas) to provide the purest vocal and instrumental reception available to a live audience.  Open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the Velvet Note is quickly gaining visibility as one of the most unique things to do in Atlanta.  The Velvet Note was has been named one of the best jazz clubs in America, according to www.findthebest.com, and, additionally, based on Google reviews, The Velvet Note is Atlanta’s best jazz club!  Guest attire ranges from smart casual to polished. And remember, The Velvet Note is the ONLY jazz club in the Atlanta area that has never, ever charged a food or drink minimum.  Here’s what musicians say about playing at The Velvet Note.

Please keep in mind that The Velvet Note has  a full restaurant and a full bar (check out our menu HERE) , and we always serve our award-winning cuisine on the finest of PAPER AND PLASTIC.  That’s right– paper and plastic!  Why in the world  do we do this?  Because we want you to hear music, not the clang of silverware hitting ceramic.  A video is worth a thousand words– click HERE to check out the highly-accomplished pianist Tyrone Jackson attempting to perform against the noise of a typical venue that serves both music and food.

And now, click HERE to hear Tyrone accompanying Karla Harris at The Velvet Note.  The difference is priceless!

Read what guests and musicians are saying about their experience at The Velvet Note:

(We) had GREAT time at The Velvet Note last night. The entertainment was very good and the staff was courteous and professional. Tamara was a perfect and very accommodating host. I’ll be telling people visit this unique gem in Alpharetta and will be back myself. In this intimate 40-seat venue there isn’t a bad seat in the house. The VIP sofa is quite comfy. The short ribs were to die for.  – Chrystal Lord Stachura

This venue is absolutely fantastic. It is a performer’s dream come true; classy atmosphere, listening audience, comfortable and relaxed…not stuffy. And the best part is its host, Tamara, who sets the tone for each evening, like we’re all there, friends and gathering for a common purpose – digging deep into the music.  –Nashville Jazz vocalist Annie Sellick

Had a wonderful time & experience Saturday!! Annie Sellick & the band did a wonderful job. Didn’t want the set to end!! Chef Gary also did an excellent job!  –Tasha Grove

Tamara, thank you so much for making our first evening at The Velvet Note such a memorable experience! You’ll see us again!—Sharon and Nelson Santini

Fun evening – good food and brilliant jazz! Thanks, Tamara and crew! We will be back!—Carolyn Hines Young