06Thursday September 6th – Bonaventure Quartet with Amy Pike
Amy Pike lights up the Solarium stage once again with her silky vocals. You have probably heard her on some Ford commercials! She will have the award-winning Bonaventure Quartet behind her. Bonaventure is an Atlanta based jazz band led by Charles Williams who has performed with Allman Brothers, Widespread Panic, Phish and others. His songs were performed regularly on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Expect fun jazz and swing music that will make you want to dance.
13Thursday September 13th – Kermit Walker
Kermit is a premier drummer based in Atlanta. He has accompanied Jazz greats from his Uncle Little Jimmy Scott, to Ray Brown to Cedar Walton and Johnny O’Neal. Kermit also sings. “Kermit’s vocals have underlying tones of Nat King Cole and Johnny Hartman,” H. Johnson, of WABE-FM Atlanta. So, check out the site, but most of all, come out to a live session to hear Kermit Walker’s band.
20Thursday September 20th – Dianne Durrett
Diane Durrett brings her sultry blues style to the Solarium stage for the first time. She has sung with Sting, Gregg Allman, Indigo Girls, Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones), and Peter Stroud (Sheryl Crow). She has opened shows for Tina Turner, Faith Hill, KoKo Taylor and many more. You will enjoy Diane’s southern wit as she sings from the soul.
28Thursday September 28th – Will Scruggs
In addition to his success as a bandleader, Will Scruggs is quickly making a name for himself as one of the top-call saxophonists in the Southeast. In 2002 he was featured as a special guest soloist with the Dave Brubeck Quartet and the Emory Symphony Orchestra. Since 2003 he has appeared on over 25 albums, including records produced by Dallas Austin, Noel Alphonso, and Oliver Wood.