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: Jazz and Wine (Augusta)

  • Jessye Norman School of The Arts

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.

 

 

Soirée Sunday

  • 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 | mini-ABBA (Augusta Big Band Aggregate)
PROGRAM: film screening of Ralph Gleason's JAZZ CASUAL (Episode 11: Woody Herman and His Swingin' Herd - Program II - June 1, 1963), little big band led by Fabio Mann; classic jazz vinyl set by Justin Heath & Noura Gordon of Pyramid Music & More.

 

 

4 Seasons Chamber Jazz - Gray Mayfield

  • 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.

 

 

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.