“this year’s all-star line-up – “Wall Street Journal reads…One of the major living jazz singers, Vocalist Rebecca Kilgore” will join us again; Crooner Freddy Cole will be there for what is sure to be a memorable Pizzarelli-Cole reunion performance; Returning this year one of our favorite bassist, Richard Simon. The artists he’s performed with at festivals, concerts,nightclubs, and recording sessions is a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of the mainstream and traditional jazz worlds; John Allred and Russ Phillips on trombone; And the swing of vibraphone and drummer Chuck Redd who recently released his new CD “When Redd is Blue” featuring Harry Allen who is also in this years lineup. Joining the lineup are long-time AJP favorites Ed Polcer, Bob Schulz, Jon-Erik Kellso and Duke Heitger on cornet; Allan Vaché, and Harry Allen on reeds; Of course the lineup would not be complete withoutJohn Cocuzzi on vibes, vocals and piano along with Mark Shane and Rosanno Sportiello; On guitar none other than Matt Munisteri and Bucky Pizzarelli are featured; Ed Metz Jr. on drums rounds out this years ALL Star Lineup! Music is in the tradition of Hot! Chicago/New York, BG Quartet, West Coast, New Orleans jazz bands and Swing combos. We’re delighted to announce that, Atlanta’s own, Joe Gransden, will make a guest appearance along with his band! We couldn’t be more happy to have him come and bring many of his Atlanta gang! As if that’s not enough, we’re adding Francine Reed, to the lineup for your listening pleasure! Please welcome them!
We transform the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Atlanta North at Perimeter into a cabaret jazz hall assembling superb combos of classic improvisational jazz for your listening and dancing pleasure. All-star line-ups will play seven sets on Friday night, seven sets on Saturday afternoon, seven sets on Saturday night, and seven sets on Sunday. All performers get featured in each session. Atlanta Jazz Party! Patrons get to attend all four sessions plus the exclusive Saturday morning jazz brunch just for patrons and musicians.
Our party continues to be widely talked about by both musicians and fans all over the country. Atlanta Jazz Party! Patrons come from all over the United States and nine countries and we are especially pleased that our Atlanta-area patronage continues to grow… Table assignments are made in the order we receive your reservation. The music is played in a casual, cabaret setting, with a cash bar right outside the ballroom. Mention the Atlanta Jazz Party! When making your reservation at the Westin Atlanta North for a special discounted room rate.
When: April 20 – 22, 2012 (Fri., Sat, & Sun.)
Where: Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
7 Concourse Parkway
For more information, visit http://www.atlantajazzparty.com/
This year Atlanta Jazz Party is celebrating how many years in existance?
Entry Deadline: Thursday, April 19, 2011