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April 2017
$30

Davina and the Vagabonds

April 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring Street SW
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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“Sowers’ vocals are unreal. She simultaneously evokes Adele and Bessie Smith, and the band’s sound is vintagey and fresh, a modern take on old-time blues and jazz.” – PennLive DAVINA SOWERS AND THE VAGABONDS have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences…

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May 2017
$30

Lynne Arriale – Evenings of Intimate Jazz

May 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring Street SW
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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“Lynne Arriale’s remarkable career is graced by a rare commitment to authenticity and vulnerability defined by careful craft and high artistic standards. It is precisely this willingness to remain so emotionally exposed that makes her performances so accessible to music lovers of all kinds.” - All About Jazz Pianist/composer Lynne Arriale has performed on international concert and festival stages over the past 25 years.  The consummate storyteller, she immediately connects with her listeners.  JazzTimes wrote, "She achieves a special, deep…

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June 2017
$20 - $28

The Joe Gransden Big Band featuring guest vocalist Annie Sellick – Arts Council Signature Series 2017

June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center – OUTDOOR VENUE, 331 Spring Street SW
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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Arts Council Signature Series 2017 presents the Joe Gransden Big Band is a seventeen-piece ensemble that harkens back to the era of the Great American Songbook, swing music and the big band sound. “Joe is a young man w/an old soul and a classic voice. He is a great talent, with a wonderful sense of humor to boot. And don’t forget, he plays a hell of a trumpet!" Clint Eastwood, Actor/Director   Featured Vocalist Annie Sellick, who hails from Nashville, is a…

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