Garden City Jazz

GardenCityJazz  is the #1 resource for Jazz Concerts, Festivals, Special Events & Education for Augusta's River Region. 

Garden City Jazz presents several programming and performance opportunities for area jazz musicians and music students, while promoting awareness of the historical and cultural significance of jazz music.

Soirée Sunday: JazzCasual

  • Humanitree House

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.

For the newly launched SoireeSunday, expect an evening of live music with an infusion of creativity and collaboration - everything from dance, performance art, film, and the spoken word. SoireeSunday is live jazz and lovely people indeed. Dress like you mean it. 

September 24 | A Coltrane Thang
PROGRAM: film screening of Ralph Gleason's JAZZ CASUAL (Episode 1: John Coltrane Quartet - December 7, 1963); live jazz performance and discussion of the article "Accentuate the Negative? On Teaching Biographical Details in Jazz History" by Dr. Robert Foster, Professor of Music at Augusta University; classic jazz vinyl set by Justin Heath & Noura Gordon of Pyramid Music & More.

October 22 | Mitch Butler Trio
PROGRAM: film screening of Ralph Gleason's JAZZ CASUAL (Episode 16: Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra - April 22, 1968), live jazz trio led by Dr. Mitch Butler, classic jazz vinyl set by Justin Heath & Noura Gordon of Pyramid Music & More, 

November 26 | Jordan Deshong Trio
PROGRAM: film screening of Ralph Gleason's JAZZ CASUAL (Episode 15: Dave Brubeck Quartet - October 17, 1961), live jazz trio led by Jordan Deshong, classic jazz vinyl set by Justin Heath & Noura Gordon of Pyramid Music & More w/ swing dancers.

December 24 | NO SoireeSunday

 

January 28 | AE The Cool

PROGRAM: film screening of Ralph Gleason’s JAZZ CASUAL (TBA), Tribute to Ladies of Jazz by AE The Cool; classic jazz vinyl set during the hang, curated by Dan The Man.

 

February 25 | Mike Tanksley

PROGRAM: film screening of Ralph Gleason’s JAZZ CASUAL (Charles Lloyd Quartet featuring Keith Jarrett – June 18, 1968), live jazz performance and discussion “Jazz, Gospel, & The Blues” by Michael Tanksley; classic jazz vinyl set during the hang, curated by Dan The Man.

 

March 25 | Travis Shaw

PROGRAM: film screening of Ralph Gleason’s JAZZ CASUAL (Jimmy Witherspoon with Ben Webster – January 4, 1962), live jazz performance and discussion by Travis Shaw; classic jazz vinyl set during the hang, curated by Dan The Man.

 

April 22 | Karen Gordon & Friends

PROGRAM: film screening of Ralph Gleason’s JAZZ CASUAL (Turk Murphy Jazz Band – June 20, 1962), live jazz set led by Karen Gordon & Friends; classic jazz vinyl set during the hang, curated by Dan The Man.

 

May 26 | John Hobbs

PROGRAM: film screening of Ralph Gleason’s JAZZ CASUAL (TBA), live jazz set led by John Hobbs; classic jazz vinyl set during the hang, curated by Dan The Man.

 

Wake & Shake: St. Patricks Edition!

  • Garden City Jazz

Wake & Shake Augusta: an Early Morning Dance Party

Tickle Me, I'm Irish! EDITION.  (first 25 ticketholders get free beads and party favors... Enjoy the parade after breakfast)

 

Forget that aerobics class or morning run at the track. Blow off some steam after the graveyard shift. Jumpstart your day before going into the office.

Just Dance. Sweat. And dance some more. Stay for the entire two hours or just get in a quick 30 minutes. Meet some really cool people in the process.

Grab something from Humanitree House's breakfast menu or get a quick juice shot or energy bar.

DJ Bizzo Beats laying down the soundtrack.

Tix only $5 in advance. $10 day of event. 

You're welcome.

4 Seasons Chamber Jazz - Niki Haris

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta

ABOUT FOUR SEASONS CHAMBERJAZZ:

4 Seasons Chamber Jazz is a four-concert series, with each event comprised of two performances, ranging from Latin jazz to vocal standards to Dixieland. It’s a musical celebration of art in nature, featuring nationally touring artists/composers alongside local performers. Artists will perform several selections representative of the season.

2017-2018 Four Seasons Chamber Jazz

August 25: Dr. Mitch Butler
October 20: The American Jazz Combo
January 19: Gray Mayfield Music
April 20: Niki Haris

Tickets at the door: $23 General admission, $18 Senior admission, $13 Student and Military admission.

The series is being coordinated by Karen Gordon of Garden City Jazz, Rob Foster of Augusta University Music Department, and Gaye Ortiz of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta.