Why did we need a new piano? When The Velvet Note opened in June 2012, we did the best we could do to provide a stellar instrument for musicians. Our 100-year-old Baldwin M Series Baby Grand held up pretty well over the first years. Despite a cracked soundboard and a constant need for tuning, the Baldwin was still one of the best instruments that could be found in a public venue in the area.
Recently, however, The Velvet Note has gained more recognition in the jazz world, and has even been named one of the Best Jazz Clubs Worldwide 2015 by Downbeat Magazine. It simply wouldnt make financial sense to rent a world-class instrument every time a it was required by the high caliber of musicians coming in to perform. So, we turned to Pianoworks of Duluth, GA, who provided a top-rated Seiler Baby Grand and white-glove service to go along with its delivery. To learn more about the German-manufactured Seiler piano, click here:
A new piano is rarely seen in a small jazz club, and are proud to welcome the Seiler to ours. Now, we are reaching out to our most loyal and enthusiastic supporters for some assistance with the substantial invoice.
How can you help?
1. Reserve your seats now for the Prime 88 Performance on March 1st (tickets sold HERE) starring jazz pianists Louis Heriveaux, Tyrone Jackson and Kevin Bales.
2. Make a separate/or additional donation to the piano fund by clicking the “Donate Now” button below. We welcome all donations–large and small–for this fund.
– All donors- independent of the size of the donation–will be honored on our List of Benefactors, posted inside of The Velvet Note and on our website.
– As a donor at or above the $100 level, you will receive a complimentary bottle of wine (steward’s choice, or comparable beer or cocktail substitution) upon your next visit, to be enjoyed during your performance
– As a donor at or above the $250 level, you will receive two complimentary tickets to a future Velvet note performance (ticketed at $22 or less) , a complimentary appetizer, and a complimentary bottle of wine (steward’s choice, or comparable beer or cocktail substitution) to be enjoyed during your performance
– As a donor at or above the $500 level, you will receive complimentary table for four to a future Velvet Note performance, and a bottle of wine (steward’s choice, or comparable beer or cocktail substitution) to be enjoyed during your performance, and four complimentary entrees and four desserts from our menu.
– As a donor at or above the $1000 level, you will receive a 90-minute private concert in your home (or venue of choice), performed by jazz pianist Arthur D. Turner and jazz vocalist & Hollywood actress Toni Byrd. Performance must take place during the 2015 calendar year. Performances will be booked and scheduled through The Velvet Note on dates mutually agreeable to the performers and benefactors. In addition, you will receive two complimentary tickets to a future Velvet Note performance (no restrictions) and a complimentary one-year subscription to Inside The Velvet Note, your new online pass to Velvet Note performances.
Donate any amount you’d like below, and we THANK YOU for your contribution!