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

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.