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Black & White Ball – The Arts Council’s Annual Gala

The most anticipated black-tie event of the year ! The Arts Council, dedicated to presenting local, national and international artists is offering guests an unbelievably magical evening featuring premier dining, dancing to the live music, and flows of luxurious experience packages for a live-auction. Dazzling live entertainment, epicurean delicacies of the liquid and solid kinds, and a floor to put your dancing shoes to the test…ALL FOR A CAUSE!

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Summer MusicFest 2017

Artists to be determined.

Dinner under the stars and a night filled with fabulous music…that is what The Arts Council’s Summer MusicFest™ is all about. Each summer, the lawn of The Smithgall Arts Center hosts outdoor concerts that make for a memorable night with friends.

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets or reserve a table up front. Dinner is available for purchase or feel free to bring your own picnic. Your favorite beverages are welcomed. Our gates will open at 6:00PM and the concert will start at 8:00PM.

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Summer MusicFest 2017

Artists to be determined.

Dinner under the stars and a night filled with fabulous music…that is what The Arts Council’s Summer MusicFest™ is all about. Each summer, the lawn of The Smithgall Arts Center hosts outdoor concerts that make for a memorable night with friends.

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets or reserve a table up front. Dinner is available for purchase or feel free to bring your own picnic. Your favorite beverages are welcomed. Our gates will open at 6:00PM and the concert will start at 8:00PM.

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Summer MusicFest 2017

Artists to be determined. Dinner under the stars and a night filled with fabulous music…that is what The Arts Council’s Summer MusicFest™ is all about. Each summer, the lawn of The Smithgall Arts Center hosts outdoor concerts that make for a memorable night with friends.

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets or reserve a table up front. Dinner is available for purchase or feel free to bring your own picnic. Your favorite beverages are welcomed. Our gates will open at 6:00PM and the concert will start at 8:00PM.

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

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

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Featured Vocalist Annie Sellick, who hails from Nashville, is a Gainesville favorite having performed at The Arts Council’s Evenings of Intimate Jazz series for several years. Annie Sellick may be compared to the greats – “Ella’s playfulness, Carmen’s attitude, Betty’s instincts and Anita’s flair…” (Greg Lee, WMOT jazz radio).

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets or reserve a table up front. Dinner is available for purchase or feel free to bring your own picnic. Your favorite beverages are welcomed. Our gates will open at 6:00PM and the concert will start at 8:00PM. Tables for 8 available for $274.

Arts Council Signature Series Ticket (all 3 performances) $85

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Lynne Arriale – Evenings of Intimate Jazz

“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

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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 connection with her audience, and the energy flows both ways. Arriale’s emotional authenticity allows her audience to feel and think along with her… Lynne Arriale’s music lies at the synaptic intersection where brain meets heart, where body meets soul. She is one of jazzdom’s most intensely unique voices.”

Small tables, candle light, and the smooth sounds of jazz create the perfect atmosphere for one of The Arts Council’s most loved series, Evenings of Intimate Jazz™. From standards, swing, blues, and soul, Evenings of Intimate Jazz brings the vibe of Bourbon Street and the intimacy of Chicago’s jazz clubs right here to downtown Gainesville.

Evenings of Intimate Jazz Series Ticket $125 (all five performances)

Table for 6 $125

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Black & White Ball – The Arts Council’s Annual Gala

The most anticipated black-tie event of the year ! The Arts Council, dedicated to presenting local, national and international artists is offering guests an unbelievably self-indulgent evening featuring premier dining, dancing to the live music and flows of luxurious, exotic and insatiable packages for a live-auction. Dazzling live entertainment, epicurean delicacies of the liquid and solid kinds, a floor to put your dancing shoes to the test…ALL FOR A CAUSE!

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Davina and the Vagabonds

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 one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe.

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Small tables, candle light, and the smooth sounds of jazz create the perfect atmosphere for one of The Arts Council’s most loved series, Evenings of Intimate Jazz™. From standards, swing, blues, and soul, Evenings of Intimate Jazz brings the vibe of Bourbon Street and the intimacy of Chicago’s jazz clubs right here to downtown Gainesville.

Evenings of Intimate Jazz Series Ticket $125 (all five performances)

Table for 6 $125

 

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Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield

Refreshing and beautiful are how many have described the voice and persona of Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield, a jazz vocalist, musician, and educator from Fort Worth, Texas. “LadyMay” (as she has been named) has been singing and playing jazz music since the tender age of thirteen. Since then, she has performed in various venues and festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe, which in turn have earned her rave reviews from listeners and musicians in addition to numerous awards.

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Small tables, candle light, and the smooth sounds of jazz create the perfect atmosphere for one of The Arts Council’s most loved series, Evenings of Intimate Jazz™. From standards, swing, blues, and soul, Evenings of Intimate Jazz brings the vibe of Bourbon Street and the intimacy of Chicago’s jazz clubs right here to downtown Gainesville.

Evenings of Intimate Jazz Series Ticket $125 (all five performances)

Table for 6 $125

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Svetlana and The Delancey Five

The Arts Council’s Evenings of Intimate Jazz

Energetic vocalist” “exceptional singer and songwriter” Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal

“Sophisticated, sweet, subtle, sexy, swinging”  (Jazz About .com)
Svetlana is a vocalist (from Russia), songwriter and arranger living in New York City with the sound that has at once tenderness, warmth, soulfulness and vulnerability, as well as an unexpected edge and power of a seasoned vocalist.  Svetlana earned a MA from the Manhattan School of Music (2015) where she studied vocal performance with Theo Bleckmen, Gretchen Parlato, and Kate McGherry – and composition with James McNealy and Phill Markowitz. Since then, Svetlana has been collecting accolades from local, national and international press. Since forming in the spring of 2012, Svetlana & The Delancey Five have gone on to consistently selling out at a number of renowned New York jazz venues including the Blue Note, B.B. King’s, Ginny’s Supper Club, Zinc Bar, City Winery, and Kitano. The band has also become one of the most in-demand features at the numerous sold out hot jazz and swing events.

 

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Small tables, candle light, and the smooth sounds of jazz create the perfect atmosphere for one of The Arts Council’s most loved series, Evenings of Intimate Jazz™.  From standards, swing, blues, and soul, Evenings of Intimate Jazz brings the vibe of Bourbon Street and the intimacy of Chicago’s jazz clubs right here to downtown Gainesville.

Evenings of Intimate Jazz Series Ticket $125 (all five performances)

Table for 6 $125

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