Coastal Jazz Update

April 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Coastal Jazz

(Coastal Jazz Association website: visit http://www.coastal-jazz.org)

Coming Sunday, April 25th – 5:00pm:
Annual Tribute to Duke Ellington on Sunday, April 25th.  This event will be celebrating the legacy left by one of America’s greatest musicians/composers for what would have been his 111th birthday (born April 29, 1899).

This will be CJA’s 24th year playing tribute to Mr. Ellington.

The “guest artist” which is a feature of this annual event, will be Multi Instrumentalist, Longineu Parsons.  Mr. Parsons has been hailed by critics as one of the world’s finest trumpet players. He is also a master of recorders, flute, percussion, and sings. His music crosses genres and defies classification. It’s jazz, it’s funk, it’s blues, it’s classic, it’s urban, it’s world fusion, but most of all, it’s all good.

Those attending the concert will also enjoy the vocals of Priscilla Albergottie-Williams, who is the Savannah Jazz Orchestra’s featured vocalist. Ms. Albergottie-Williams has performed both church and secular music in superb equilibrium. She has performed with trombonist, Teddy Adams, for years and was the featured vocalist with the Savannah Jazz Orchestra. She can be heard on SJO: live recording “Satin Doll” – featuring the music of Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer.

The concert is free and open to the public and is presented by The Coastal Jazz Association of Savannah through a generous grant from the City of Savannah.

Because of the tremendous contributions that Stubby Mitchell and Isadore Karpf have made to jazz in the Coastal Empire, this concert is dedicated to them.  CJA graciously acknowledges their generous contributions and unending support of the arts in Savannah.

This special concert will be held on Sunday, April 25th at 5:00pm in the Armstrong Atlantic State University “Fine Arts Auditorium.” For more information call 912-920-1317.

Coming Sunday, May 16th at the Westin Harbor Resort

Hotlanta sets your feet firmly on Bourbon Street in Old New Orleans. You’ll experience every bit of the joy, energy, and humor of that early American Jazz called Dixieland. Songs from Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, Louie Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, plus many old favorites like “Sweet Georgia Brown”, “Royal Garden Blues”, “South”, “Hard Hearted Hannah”, and “When The Saints Go Marchin In” are all part of Hotlanta’s musical treat.

Hotlanta is the real deal . . . authentic Dixieland Jazz!

Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz has done six international concert tours including performances in Finland, Russia, Denmark, France, Germany, Belgium, Belarus, Spain, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Mexico, and Japan.

Hotlanta performances include The Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC; The Famous Door on Bourbon Street, New Orleans; The Brevard College Jazz Festival, NC; The Franklin Jazz Festival, Franklin,TN; a nine state, 23 concert Mid-West tour; the Bessie Smith Strut at the RiverBend Festival, Chattanooga, TN; City Stages Music Festival, Birmingham, AL; The Jazz Corner, Hilton Head, SC; and The Sun Coast Jazz Club, Tampa, FL.

Some of the group’s highlights include numerous performances for the International Olympic Committee of the 1996 Summer Centennial Olympics, Atlanta, GA….guest soloist with the Dekalb Symphony Orchestra in Atlanta….three Caribbean Jazz cruises for Commodore Cruise Lines out of New Orleans aboard the S.S. Enchanted Seas… performance on the NBC-TV mini series “Grass Roots” the featured American band at the world’s largest Dixieland festival, International Festival Dresden in Dresden, Germany….and performance at the 2007 Georgia Governor’s Ball.

“Hotlanta coveys the charm and power of the music…the music pulls the listener in with its infectious rhythms and flights of improvisation, providing a glimpse of the excitement and creative energy of an earlier America”  – Richard Mills, Creative Loafing, Atlanta, GA.

This concert from Jazz – Just Across The River: HOTLANTA!  will take place on Sunday, May 16th at 5:00 pm at the Westin Harbor Resort on Hutchinson Island.  The concert is free for Coastal Jazz Association members and $10 for non-members. Attendees who join CJA while at the concert will also be admitted for free. For more info  call: 912.920.1317, or visit www.coastal-jazz.org

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