Joe Gransden’s Big Band feat. vocalist Maria Howell – Live in Concert – Mon., Nov. 7, 2011

Come join Joe and his Smokin’ 16 piece Big Band for a swingin’ evening of Jazz. You’ll hear arrangements from the songbooks of Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Count Basie, Ray Charles, Wes Funderburk and others along w/Joe’s originals. Joe has put together 16 of the finest jazz musicians in the Southeast to bring you an evening of great Big Band music. Joe’s guest Nov. 7th is Jazz Vocal Great Maria Howell!

Mere words can only capture the refrain of her awesome talent. Maria Howell is much more. She is the ballad of beauty and elegance. The melodies flowing from the petite vocalist are truly amazing. While casting a spellbinding smile, she mesmerizes her captive audience with incredible harmonies and rhythms.

Howell’s signature film performance as the choir soloist in the movie “The Color Purple” was quoted by one critic as being “one of the film’s most stirring moments!” Her rendition of “God Is Trying to Tell You Something” was memorable for all who saw it, but the offerings of the all-grown-up Maria are truly unforgettable, eliciting more stirring moments, one after another.

Joe Gransden Big Band Live Performance


Maria Howell Live Performance


When:                   Monday, November 7, 2011 – 8:30PM

Where:                  Cafe 290

290 Hilderbrand Drive

Sandy Spring, GA

Tickets:                $10

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Trivia Question:

Billie Holiday was nicknamed “Lady Day” by what person?

Entry Deadline:  Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011


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