Danny Harper is keeping straight-ahead jazz going strong in Atlanta. He has had a #1 Billboard hit & commenced the jam sessions at the world renowned Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City. Danny’s jam session bring out the diversity in jazz by featuring seasoned vocalist performing jazz & blues classics, up & coming young musicians and cutting edge jazz formats that include poetry.
Danny Harper’s jam session attracts a variety of people ages 20 to 70, including both locals and tourists. The musicians and audience together make up a racially diverse crowd. Celebrities such as rap star Ludacris, singer India Arie, comedian Ron White, and actress Winona Ryder have all patronized of Churchill Grounds. Anyone who comes is sure to feel welcome.
Churchill Grounds is an intimate place similar to a European lounge. Its candle-lit tables and pictures of jazz legends on the wall help make it a shrine to jazz. It attracts some of the city’s best musicians like Joe Gransden, Russell Gunn, and WCLK radio personality Riva Blue. Producer and actor Tyler Perry used the venue as a setting for his 2005 film “Diary of a Mad Black Woman.” Part of Churchill Grounds’ appeal is the musical melting pot along with the different styles of jazz such as vocal jazz and bluesy jazz.
When: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 – 9:30pm to 12:30pm
Where: Churchill Grounds Jazz Cafe – 660 Peachtree Street – Atlanta, GA
For more information visit, http://www.churchillgrounds.com/
What trumpet legend was honored with a NEA Jazz Masters Award in 2006?
Entry Deadline: Monday, July 23, 2012