Jazz Soiree (Augusta): Since its inception in January 2014, JazzSoiree has featured classic jazz music performed by the area’s top artists, and various wines selected by the host. All presented with state-of-the-art sound and lighting in a beautiful, historic building - the Jessye Norman School of the Arts.
In keeping with the tradition of adding a new element each season, for 2017, GMT:RealX (Gray Mayfield's outreach project) presents a program of newly arranged jazz standards and contemporary music - inviting guest artists and engaging the audience in new ways with each performance.
This new convergence of music, movement, and art received an aesthetic upgrade in the move to the Ann & Ellis Johnson Gallery. Both the gallery and the school are named for pillars of the creative community in the Augusta River Region, and the gallery is host to the finest displays of professional and student art in the area.
Expect an evening of live music with an infusion of creativity and collaboration - everything from dance, performance art, and the spoken word. JazzSoiree is live jazz and lovely people indeed.
Dress… like you mean it.