THE BALZER JAZZ SERIES

FEATURING JOE GRANSDEN

Back for another year! Join Georgia-based performer Joe Gransden for four soulfully smooth gigs in our intimate Balzer Theater at Herren’s with his four-piece band along with exciting special guests. Renowned for the hard bop approach of his trumpet and a voice that has been compared to Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra, Joe Gransden has performed worldwide with the big bands of Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller, as well as Barry White, The Moody Blues, Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, and The Whispers. Joe performs locally at Café 290 and at various venues in Manhattan, Hilton Head, South Carolina, and California. Joe’s album “Close To My Heart” was produced by saxophone great Kenny G, and his newest project, “Songs of Sinatra & Friends,” celebrates the music of Ol’ Blue Eyes.

October 27, 2019 at 7:30pm 
With Special Guest ROBIN LATIMORE

December 22, 2019 at 7:30pm 
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.”

March 15, 2020 at 7:30pm 
With Special Guest SAM SKELTON

May 10, 2020 at 7:30pm 
With Special Guest KARLA HARRIS

CAST MEMBERS

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JOE GRANSDEN

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ROBIN LATIMORE

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FRANCINE REED

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SAM SKELTON

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KARLA HARRIS

PERFORMANCE DATES

With Special Guest Robin Latimore Oct 27, 2019 7:30 pm
With Special Guest Francine Reed Dec 22, 2019 7:30 pm
With Special Guest Sam Skelton Mar 15, 2020 7:30 pm
With Special Guest Karla Harris May 10, 2020 7:30 pm

RUNNING TIME

2 hours and 45 minutes
(including intermission)

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