The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Parkway
The Velvet Note is an award-winning, beautifully-appointed listening room in Alpharetta, Georgia. The sound stage hosts a true classic—a 1924 Baldwin M series baby grand piano. Enjoy shows on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. On Wednesday’s from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. enjoy the Velvet Note’s OASIS After Work. Come when you want…stay as long as you wish. This is your music sanctuary, enveloped in the aura of our custom-designed Dannelly sound system. It’s the place where you can hear the beat of your own heart.
Winner of Downbeat Magazine’s Best Jazz Venues Worldwide Award for 2015.
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JAZZ DRUMMER DAVE POTTER: CD RELEASE
August 19, 2017
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 9:30pm
Dave Potter is quickly becoming known as a formidable musician. He has performed with many well-known jazz artists and recorded 3 albums with Jason Marsalis. In the spring of 2006, Dave was awarded a full scholarship to the prestigious Julliard Jazz Program in New York City. However, after several days of intense meditation he declined the offer and returned to Florida State University, where he received his Master’s Degree in the winter of 2008 after further collaboration with his mentor Marcus Roberts. In 2010, Potter was featured in a novel entitled “The New Face of Jazz” about the younger generation of Jazz musicians making an impact in the current scene. Dave is now located in Atlanta where he maintains a busy teaching and performing schedule while also touring the globe as a member of The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet.
EARTH, WIND & FIRE TRIBUTE FEATURING THE RAY HOWARD BAND
September 1 -3, 2017
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Showtimes: 7:30pm and 9:30pm
Do you remember….the twenty-first night of September? Back again this year, by POPULAR DEMAND– This is not just a concert or a show–it’s a PARTY! Here’s your chance to get your jazz-funk-disco-soul groove on, accompanied by some of the hottest musicians around. Bandleader Ray Howard pulls out all of the stops in this weekend-long- tribute to EARTH, WIND & FIRE–one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the twentieth century. Additional members of the ensemble include smokin’ hot Terrence Harper on trumpet, Eric Moore on vocals and Chris Otts on Saxophone.
SUPERSTAR SAXOPHONIST KENNY GARRETT
September 22 – 23, 2017
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 9:30pm
Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. As a bandleader for the last two decades, he has also continually grown as a composer. With his latest recording (and second for Mack Avenue Records), Seeds From The Underground, Garrett has given notice that these qualities have not only become more impressive, but have provided him with the platform to expand his horizons and communicate his musical vision clearly. Seeds From The Underground is a powerful return to the straight-ahead, acoustic and propulsive quartet format that showcases Garrett’s extraordinary abilities. Kenny’s latest album Pushing the World Away was nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY-Award.