Schedule & Ticketing
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EVERY TUESDAY: JAZZ TRIO TUESDAYS!
EVERY THURSDAY: OPEN MIC JAM!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22ND
JEROME OLDS & FRIENDS
older man—it’s surprisingly soulful…gentle, yet confident…never flashy, but
highly nuanced…in no hurry to get to the end…fully attentive and present in the
breath captured in each and every moment.
world, from the Royal Albert Hall in London to soccer stadiums in Rio de
Janiero. He’s played with Paul Shaffer and Will Lee from the David Letterman
Show and with The Four Tops, The Temptations and Tina Turner in Atlanta’s
Chastain Park Amphitheater.
FRIDAY, MAY 24TH
THE PIANO MAN: AN ACOUSTIC MUSICAL REVUE OF THE 1970′s
a Band…There Was
a Dream….There Was
a Promise….And then
Real Life Came Along.
featuring Tim Aucoin and Geoff Gill.
SATURDAY, MAY 25TH
THE BONAVENTURE QUARTET
with performances of classic standards, western swing, gypsy jazz and original
compositions all fall under the spell of the Reinhardt influence. Moviegoers
might be familiar with this style featured in the Woody Allen* film “Sweet
and Lowdown,” or “Chocolat.” Bonaventure received Creative Loafing‘s Critics Pick award for Best Local Jazz
jazzy, Reinhardt/Grappelli-inspired music of the Bonaventure Quartet is a rare
treat, and this group does an amazing job of capturing that era. With former
Atlantan Amy Pike on vocals, this is a perfect combination”
SUNDAY, MAY 26TH
JOE GRANSDEN & KENNY BANKS CD RELEASE PARTY
released on May 26th right here at The Velvet Note!
friends and have such a musical respect for each other that it made perfect
sense for them to record a cd. This project came together quickly. They went
into the studio one chilly January afternoon, played through some of there
favorite songs and by early evening it was finished!
journey! I hope you will enjoy this effort by these two fantastic musicians. Be
sure to reserve your tickets today as this show will sell out quickly!
SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH
The Achievement…The Rivalries…The Rhythm…One Stage…One Night…Once in a Lifetime
a successful season as a member of the Atlanta Youth Symphony and receiving a
scholarship from Thomas Thoreson (Atlanta Symphony), he went on to the Berklee
College of Music where—by recommendation of his teacher—he joined the MIT
Symphony, performing throughout New England and at Carnegie Hall. He then moved to New York where he performed
with numerous jazz greats and toured Europe and Canada, primarily as a member
of The Decoding Society. A former
visiting professor of jazz studies at Emory University, Pooser is the father of
four children and writes and records extensively.
Riggenbach received his
Bachelor’s degree in jazz studies from Georgia State University. He has studied jazz bass with Neal Starkey
and Dennis Irwin, and classical bass with Thomas Thoreson (Atlanta Symphony
Orchestra), Ralph Jones (principal bassist, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) and Dee
Moses (principal bassist, Florida Orchestra).
Chris also studied electric bass with Russ Rodgers. Currently, Chris is a sought-after performing
bassist and teacher in the Atlanta area, and on staff as an artist affiliate at
Emory University, where he teaches jazz bass and directs jazz combos.
Shaw holds a master’s degree in jazz studies from
Georgia State University and has shared the stage with Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton
Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis and George Benson.
A dedicated student of his craft, Craig is continuously absorbing and
adapting to his musical surroundings. An ever-present, ever-popular bassist on
the Atlanta scene, Craig enjoys a rock solid reputation for knowing every song and being able to play
Smith is a native of Atlanta Georgia and earned honors
early on which included perennial All-State appearances, Honor Orchestra, and
Festival superiors in the areas of voice, orchestra and jazz. As a junior in
high school he earned a spot in the Governors Honors Program Orchestra
department. The following year he participated in what would be his first
Grammy/music Industry award winning project with local hip-hop group Outkast. In
Florida State University’s Music String Performance Program, Kevin studied classical/baroque
contrabass with Melanie Punter (Orchestra of St. Lukes/Atlanta Baroque
Orchestra) and was under the direction of Maestro Dr. Alex Jimenez (Univ.
Symphony). He also was accepted into the jazz studies departments where he
studied jazz bass with Rodney Jordan. He also studied and performed with dept.
head Leon Anderson Jr., Marcus Robers (Wynton Marsalis), Scotty Barnhart (Count
Basie, Duke Ellington Orch.), Inga Sweringen, and Dr. John Parks. Kevin also
held a chair in the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and played in the Columbus
Symphony, Albany Symphony, and Dothan Opera Orchestras.
FRIDAY, MAY 31ST
of his colleagues to the Velvet Note for an exciting night of music! After
honing their skills at the world-renowned University of North Texas Jazz
Studies program, the group comprised of Addison Frei (piano) and Perrin
Grace (bass) is excited to select from an ever-expanding cache of
original music as well Jazz and Classical repertoire. With the release of
their debut album “Flow”, AMP Trio (Armored Records) provides a captivating
musical journey that takes listeners through a variety of emotions.
Artist, has been awarded many accolades including a recent 1st place win
at the 2012 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, an ASCAP Young Composers
Award, and was also a participant of the prestigious Betty Carter Jazz Ahead
Program held at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Bassist, Perrin Grace,
has performed in Japan and Korea and has also had experience as a member of the
2 O’clock Lab Band at UNT. Perrin’s compositions and drive helped to bring the
group together. Drummer, Matt Young, was introduced to jazz by Justin
Varnes in high school and went on to hold the GMEA All State Jazz drum
chair for 3 years before moving to Texas for college. Since then he has been a
1st place winner of the PAS International Drum Set Competition and has
performed in Spain, England, and all around the US. Matt and Addison are
currently members of the Grammy Nominated One O’clock Lab Band.
SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST
FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH
and the 2010 release of ‘Standing Room Only’. Dee Lucas further develops his own distinctive style by bringing more of an aggressive sound to the soprano sax on top of his smooth compositions that is more than just pleasing to the ear. His latest offering ‘Rebirth of the Smooth’ is a true testimony of reincarnating contemporary jazz with a fresh and honest approach to an already competitive genre of music.
Show times: 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Tickets: $20