Joey Sommerville’s musical essence lies in the Baptist church. “When I was a teenager, I would judge the caliber of my playing by the number of people in the congregation who “got happy”. If you aren’t touching the listener’s soul, then you aren’t really playing music. Soul communication is the key.” Fast forward to today where “Papa J’s” unique style of new millennium jazz, with funk, gospel and bop influences, is delivered with infectious pop sensibilities.

On a cold night way back in 2015, Joey Sommerville started to peel back yet another layer of his Being and Artistry. Never one to abandon his musical vision and integrity, Joey was hearing another kind of music in his head.

Callanwolde 2017

Callanwolde’s Jazz on the Lawn showcases a lineup of Atlanta’s finest jazz treasures performing a mix of classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, smooth and blues, in a perfect setting for summer outdoor concerts.

Surrounded by the natural beauty of Callanwolde’s grounds it’s a great way to join friends, unwind and listen to an evening of live music. Guests are invited to bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy these concerts in the Callanwolde Amphitheater.

Parking: Parking is free and on-site.

Weather: All concerts will be held in the amphitheater, rain or shine. Please plan accordingly.

Food: Bring your own picnic and drinks! Beer, wine and Coke products will be available for purchase
Dominics’s Pizza Food Truck and Atomic Ice cream Sandwiches will be available at every concert this summer.

When: Friday, July 14, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Where: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center – 980 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta GA ( Directions )
Tickets: General Admission – $20 advance purchase online; $25 at the door
VIP Lawn Seating – $50 Advance Purchase Only
VIP Tables – $200 per concert (please provide guest list for table, each guest must have a VIP Table Seating ticket)

For additional information, visit http://callanwolde.org/ or http://www.papajsez.com/

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