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Canadian Brass Holiday Concert with Wycliffe Gordon – Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society

Date: November 30, 2021 | Time: 7:30pm | Venue: Maxwell Performing Arts Theater on the Augusta University Summerville Campus

With an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, Canadian Brass has truly earned the distinction of “the world’s most famous brass group.” Masters of concert presentations, Canadian Brass has developed a uniquely engaging stage presence and rapport with audiences. With a discography of over 130 albums and an extensive world-wide touring schedule, Canadian Brass is an important pioneer in bringing brass music to mass audiences everywhere.

Our own Wycliffe Gordon, Director of Jazz Studies at Augusta University, will join the Canadian Brass to kick off the holiday season. Jazz Journalists Association named him “2020 Trombonist of the Year” (13th time!) and Downbeat declared him “Best Trombone” again in 2018. Critics and audiences agree!

This concert is presented by the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society and the Augusta University Lyceum Series.

2020 – 2021 Season Prices:
HJCMS Membership: $100

Single Ticket Prices:
Adults: $40

Seniors (60+): $32
Military: $32
AU Faculty & Staff: $20
Students with ID: $5
AU Students: Free

Get more info on this concert series HERE!

2021 Candlelight Music Series | Augusta Common

Dates: Sundays, July 11, 2021 – September 5, 2021
Time: 7:30-9:30pm
Admission: $8 (Kids under 12 get in free!)

Contact: 706.821.1754
Hosted By: Cher Best of 96.3 KissFM

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy listening to the area’s most popular local and regional artists on Sunday evenings this summer!

– July 11: Preston & Weston (Jazz, R&B, Reggae)
– July 18: Garden City Jazz (Smooth Jazz, New American Band)
– July 25: The Lady & Gents (Jazz, R&B)
– August 1: 824 Experience (R&B, Motown Classic, Blues, Funk)
– August 8: Art of Xpression (R&B, Old School)
– August 15: Perfect Picture (Jazz, R&B, Country, Old School)
– August 22: Matthew Davis Band (R&B, Old School)
– August 29: Sounds Unlimited (Jazz, R&B)
– September 5: quietStorm (Jazz, R&B, Old School)

Augusta University and Wycliffe Gordon present Jazz Vespers: Ed Fuqua Group

Jazz Vespers is a free, outdoor concert series hosted by Wycliffe Gordon and Augusta University, featuring musicians from the region. All concerts are held on the lawn of St. Luke Church. Though free to attend, guests must have a ticket from gardencityjazz.eventbrite.com.

Bring seating and picnic and enjoy live music. CDC guidelines followed. Limited capacity.

The Ed Fuqua group is composed of Tim Leahey on trumpet and flugelhorn, Amos Hoffman on guitar, Edwin Hamilton on drums, and Ed Fuqua on double bass.

“All That Jazz” Drive-In Jazz at the Bec Plex

Memorial Day Weekend comes alive with a jazz vibe feature “All That Jazz”, covering the music from straight ahead jazz, to hot contemporary.

“ALL THAT JAZZ” is a drive-in style, rain or shine event in the parking lot of the BEC PLEX Event Center. Bring your lawn chair or sit inside your car or on the hood and enjoy the melonic sounds of jazz from smooth jazz, to jazz standards, straight ahead to old school R & B. The night musically presents a spellbinding mixture of “all that is jazz”.

This special by the carload event is a unique opportunity to grab your friends, family and all those jazz lovers to celebrate the holiday weekend in a social distanced environment

Tickets: $25.00 per carload in advance HERE and $30 at the gate

Food trucks and vendors will be on site. Engage it the CSRA best jazz vibe outside under the stars.

Jazz Vibe Fridays at the Bec Plex

Doors Open: 8pm | Showtime: 8:30pm
Jazz Vibe Friday returns with an “Evening Up Close” features Saxman Bo Gardner outside on the patio.
“An Evening Up Close” featuring the Sultan of the Sax Bo Gardener performing his exhilarating mix of instrumental jazz old school R&B and hear him flow with the mixture of jazz standards. Bo will ignite the night keeping the “jazz vibe” going.
Advance tickets are available HERE for $10, or purchase them for $15 at the door.