321 West Hill St, Decatur, GA 30030
If you're interested in performing on Thursday nights during the September series this year, please send a CD, a link to your website or FB page or your press kit to:
523 East Lake Drive
Decatur, GA 30030
Thursday April 4: EC3 (Ernest Coleman Trio)
First and foremost, his CD Her Eyes At Sunset exhibits EC’S extraordinary intuitive abilities as a drummer. The first track sets the rhythm for this release with an infectious Latin vibe. This is only the beginning of a extraordinary musical escapade into a diversity of musical textures. His worldwide tours with various artists shows his versatility to play standards and develop arrangements that fit his style for this debut release. EC3’S CD is a must for music lovers who embrace style and class.” - Jay Edwards, host, Jazz Tones WCLK 91.9FM
Thursday April 11: Kebbi Williams
Kebbi Williams is a world class saxophone player who has been laying tracks for names like John Legend and touring with the Tedeschi Trucks Band. At the 2004 Grammy Awards, he performed with two other legendary Grammy bands - George Clinton & P-Funk, as well as Earth, Wind & Fire. Kebbi has performed with many of the best contemporary and legendary musicians of our time, including Outkast, Branford Marsalis, Donald Byrd, Roy Hargrove, Cee-lo and Gnarls Barkley, Mos Def, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Bilal, Oteil Burbridge, Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Russell Gunn, Betty Carter, Derek Trucks, and Julie Dexter. Kebbi has always been breaking down barriers and pushing the envelope musically; turning his Jazz background and training into a coveted item that can crossover into the varied worlds of Hip-Hop, Soul, and Rock & Roll.
Thursday April 18: Joe Gransden
Joe Gransden has already performed worldwide and released four CDs under his own name. Renowned first for the hard-bop approach of his trumpet, Gransden's singing voice has been compared to that of Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra. A widening schedule has found Joe performing at The Jazz Corner in Hilton Head, South Carolina, The Museum of Art and Design in midtown Manhattan, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, and Tehema Golf Club in Carmel, California (where Joe recently played a party for Clint Eastwood). Joe is also working with Kenny G on a smooth jazz CD which should hit stores in the near future.
Thursday April 25: Bonaventure Quartet
"The swaying, 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"
-James Kelly, Creative Loafing
Thursday May 16: Annie Sellick
Annie Sellick has Ella Fitzgerald’s playfulness, Carmen McRae’s attitude and Anita O’day’s flair. Her southern drawl may be as sweet as biscuits n’ honey, but there’s nothing shy or demure about Annie’s control of the stage, the music, her sound, and her audience. Based in Nashville, Annie has toured throughout Europe, Japan, Canada and the United States establishing solid fan bases centered in cities everywhere. Her club appearances in Montreal resulted in an invitation to perform at the 2006 and 2008 Montreal Jazz Festivals. She has also made regular appearances at the Montreal Jazz Festival, The Vail Jazz Festival, the West Coast Jazz Party and Newport Beach Jazz Party. She has released 5 CDs on her own label.
"Annie is quickly becoming one of the most respected Jazz Vocalists in the world. Her music gets regular airplay on some of the hottest jazz stations out there, and her CD's continue to sell in large numbers. Annie's ability to swing and phrase a melody is unmatched. Every time I hear her sing I learn something new."
-- jazz band leader Joe Gransden