Watch the Georgia State University Band Perform Live with These Jazz Superstars
Liven up your Thursday night with a very special performance by two of the greatest names in jazz music. The GSU Jazz band under the direction of Dr. Gordon Vernick will perform with Eric Alexander and Joe Farnsworth on Thursday, November 8th at 8:00 p.m.
Eric Alexander is an American jazz saxophonist, known for his sophisticated hard bop and post-bop style. Alexander first achieved fame by finishing second at the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. He was quickly signed and began recording albums. Alexander has worked with many jazz musicians, including Chicago pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Idris Muhammad, and guitarist Pat Martino, to name a few. He has recorded and toured extensively with the sextet, One for All.
Joe Farnsworth, one of the most highly regarded jazz drummers on the scene today, is known for his blazing speed, precision, musical, and melodic playing. Joe has recorded over 100 musical projects as a leader and side musician. He has also performed at several jazz festivals and embarked on world tours with Pharaoh Sanders, Horace Silver, Harold Mabern, McCoy Tyner, and many more. He is currently a member of the Pharaoh Sanders Quartet, Harold Mabern Trio, and is a founding member of the renowned One for All Quintet.
This event is free and open to the public. Jazz music fans won’t want to miss this star-studded evening of incredible jazz stylings!
At Virginia Highlands Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Thursday!
Thursday, November 8, 2018—8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Rialto Center for the Arts
Georgia State University
80 Forsyth Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30303