- June 16, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Jazz Legacy Project: John Coltrane, The Beauty of the Struggle
Thursday, June 16, 2022 – 7:30pm
General Admission $20.
Premium: Four tops $150 – table for four.
VIP: Six tops $250 -table for 6.
Seating Chart: Seats are purchased in sections. Cannot purchase particular seat.
VIP – Table for 6 (max). Must purchase entire table. VIP will enjoy early entry to the venue. VIP will receive custom table centerpiece, pre-show entertainment and early access to concessions.
PREMIUM- Premium seating will enjoy early entry to venue, pre-show entertainment and early access to concessions.
Tickets go on sale: April 25, 2022
What is it?
Each program is roughly 90 minutes, with the goal of bringing the casual jazz listener inside the minds and music of the most influential and interesting American musicians of all time. The life and music of the artist/composer is entertainingly narrated by the drummer, Mr. Justin Varnes, and seminal jazz pieces are played to illuminate the narration. These are NOT tribute concerts in the sense that the musicians are trying to recreate the original performances, but instead to celebrate the essence and accomplishments of the particular artist.
Who is it?
The Jazz Legacy Project:
Drummer and Narrator: Justin Varnes
Pianist/ Keyboardist: Louis Heriveaux
Bassist: Kevin Smith
Saxophonist: John Sandfort
Vocalist: Nicole Chillemi
“It’s like a jazz concert and a jazz history class in one…and they play their behinds off, too!” – Tamara Fuller, the Velvet Note.
Leader Justin Varnes has taught jazz at Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State University, as well as toured with Earl Klugh, Phoebe Snow, and Mose Allison. His Jazz Legacy Project was sponsored by the Fulton County Public Library system for a year-long series of concerts. The Jazz Legacy Project has also performed at the Velvet Note, the Jazz Corner, the 30-A Songwriter’s Festival, and the Greenville Music Museum.
John Coltrane: The Beauty of Struggle
Throughout John Coltrane’s life, he struggled to beat addiction, struggled to be a better person, and struggled to find his own voice on the saxophone. From his early days with Miles Davis through A Love Supreme, Coltrane turned those struggles into some of the most beautiful and important music ever created.
Venue: Festival Hall, GA
Venue Phone: 762-243-8022
Venue Website: http://festivalhallga.comAddress:
Greensboro, Georgia’s most unique venue, Festival Hall, features a spectacular street-level event space. It’s removable seating capabilities make it ideal for a variety of corporate, social, non-profit and arts-related events, including weddings, receptions, charity auctions and celebrations of all kinds. The auditorium is the perfect location for corporate meetings, film screenings and live performances.
• Venue Specifications
⁃ 4,500 Sq. Ft. Venue Space
⁃ 1,250 Sq. Ft. Stage Space
⁃ 1,000 Sq. Ft. Lobby for Concession Service
⁃ Table Seating for 250
⁃ Auditorium Seating for 600
⁃ Security Services Included
⁃ Cleaning Services Included
⁃ Street-Level Entrance
• Event Security
For more information please contact:
Nicole Chillemi, Festival Hall Director