Jazzanooga Kickoff Reception is this Friday
The annual Jazzanooga festival is coming next month, but get jazzed up early by heading to the Kickoff Reception this Friday, headlined by jazz icon Rahsaan Barber and his Nashville quintet, Everday Magic. This taste of upcoming jazz magic is guaranteed to satisfy your hunger for this music genre—at least until April.
In 2005, Barber graduated from the Manhattan School of Music, mastered in jazz performance, and took off into a number of music styles, though jazz remained his favorite. He has played on well-known stages—the Lincoln Center and the Montreux Jazz Festival—along with Everday Magic and El Movimiento, a Latin jazz septet he co-leads.
He has also become a prominent producer after founding Jazz Music City, his record label, in August 2011. This group won the Editor’s Pick in Downbeat Magazine.
Jazzanooga has so much to offer, including headliners Take 6, Gretchen Parlato, and Eric Roberson, and the reception allows you to experience the excitement right from the start. The reception runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on March 27 at the Robert Kirk Walker Community Theater inside the Memorial Auditorium.
Buy your tickets at jazzanooga.org and don’t snooze through April’s explosion of jazz culture.