Join us for Friday Jazz in September with Gordon Vernick. Friday Jazz is an evening of art & music every third Friday of the month with extended hours with full gallery access including special exhibitions.
Friday Jazz is free with Museum admission and free to members.
A professional trumpeter, Dr. Gordon Vernick has performed in an array of musical forms, from symphony orchestra to jazz quartet, and has freelanced across the globe. He is currently active in the southeastern United States as a clinician, an educator, and a freelance trumpet player. He has performed worldwide with such world-renowned jazz artists as Kenny Werner, Clare Fischer, John Hart, Kevin Hays, Conrad Herwig, Marc Copland, Randy Brecker, and Paul McCandless, among others.
As a jazz educator, Vernick is Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Georgia State University, the past president of the Georgia Association of Jazz Educators, and the past chair of the Curriculum Committee of the International Association of Jazz Educators. He is currently the director of the Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra, the musical director of the Rialto Jazz for Kids middle school jazz program, and the director of the Georgia State University Jazztet, which performs regularly throughout Atlanta. Vernick also hosts a weekly radio show, “Jazz Insights,” on WMLB Atlanta.
Vernick holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College, New York; a Master of Music degree in Education from the University of Miami; and a Doctorate of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley. He is also co-author of the college textbook Jazz History Overview. The text is currently in its second printing and has been adopted by numerous universities around the country.
When: Friday, September 21, 2012 – 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Where: High Museum of Art – Robinson Atrium – 1280 Peachtree Street – Atlanta, GA
The High Museum was originally founded as what name?
Entry Deadline: Wed., Sept. 19 , 2012