05Thursday April 5th – Diane 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..
12Thursday April 12th – Matt Wauchope Trio
Matt Wauchope returns to the Solarium stage playing jazz mixed with their New Orleans groove. Matt has played with blues legends Jody Williams, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins, Elvis Costello, and James Cotton. He has toured with Sean Costello throughout the US and abroad. Matt Wauchope Trio has a new CD out so we expect some special tunes this year. You will enjoy Matt on piano belting out blues vocals with Terrence Prather on drums and Melvin Zachary on bass.
19Thursday April 19th – Eileen Howard
Eileen Howard will have a special jazz concert featuring some Disney tunes. She is a spirited singer that combines storytelling with music with a flair for musical theater. Eileen has received awards as a singer, songwriter and actor. She has sung with Jim Johnson Orchestra, Trombones Plus and the big band combo The Classmen. New Yorkers may recognize her from the jazz clubs: Harlem Chez Lucienne, Cafe du Soleil, West End Lounge and many more. Beyond festivals, Eileen has been heard in Atlanta at The Velvet Note, Venkman’s, Red Light Cafe, Blind Willies and more.
26Thursday April 26th – 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..