Vocalist Virginia Schenck has studied and performed music since her childhood. Using the stage name VA, she has released three albums that showcase her developing artistry. Schenck was raised in Florida and attended Florida State University. While her degree was in Music Therapy, she studied jazz piano, voice and dance. She started singing jazz gigs while in school, and continued to sit in with groups after she launched her music therapy career in Macon, Georgia. Her love of jazz was enriched through a friendship with drummer Jaimoe (previously a member of the Allman Brothers Band). In 2007, she had the opportunity to work with Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon in New York, and over the next three years, she continued her studies with both musicians. Schenck joined the local jazz scene in Atlanta and formed the trio that still accompanies her today: pianist Kevin Bales, bassist Rodney Jordan, and drummer Marlon Patton.
Whether she is known by her birth name or as VA, Virginia Schenck can soothe her audience with a beautiful ballad, invigorate them with a re-imagined standard and challenge them with a powerful blast of free improvisation. All of these aspects exist within one singular and unique voice
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 28, 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)