THE BALZER JAZZ SERIES

FEATURING JOE GRANSDEN

Join popular Atlanta-based trumpeter and vocalist Joe Gransden and his award-winning band this season for four special shows featuring world renowned guest artists right here at the Balzer Theater!

August 26, 2018 at 7:30pm – “A Salute to The Great American Songbook”
JOE AND HIS BAND (featuring Kenny Banks, Chris Burroughs and Neal Starkey) take you on a swingin’ journey down memory lane with the songs of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers and many more … a series opener to remember!

December 16, 2018 at 7:30pm – “Winter Wonderland”
With Special Guest FRANCINE REED (Lyle Lovett’s Large Band)
Francine Reed, one of today’s top Jazz & Blues vocalists and Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee, swings us into the holidays with classics like “Let It Snow,” “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Silver Bells,” and “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”

April 14, 2019 at 7:30pm – “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”
With Special Guest DEBORAH BOWMAN (The Dancing Handkerchief)
Jazz and theatre sensation Deb Bowman honors Marilyn Monroe with singin’ and swingin’ and impersonations of the Some Like It Hot star. The combination of Joe and Deb makes for an entertaining and surprising evening!

June 23, 2019 at 7:30pm – “Lady Day Sings the Blues”
With Special Guest TERRY BURRELL (Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill)
Spend the evening with Joe and Broadway superstar Terry Burrell as they pay homage to one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, Billie “Lady Day” Holiday.

CAST MEMBERS

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JOE GRANSDEN

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FRANCINE REED

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DEBORAH BOWMAN

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TERRY BURRELL

PERFORMANCE DATES

A Salute to the Great American Songbook Aug 16, 2018 7:30 pm
Winter Wonderland Dec 16, 2018 7:30 pm
Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend Apr 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Lady Day Sings the Blues Jun 23, 2019 7:30 pm

RUNNING TIME

2 hours and 45 minutes
(including intermission)

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