Monday, March 17, 2008
JAZZ: William Michael (Sun., Apr. 13 @ The Liberty Theatre)
William Green and the Magic Dream Band
with special guest Michael Hoskin
Pianist, composer, and vocalist William Green will host the April 13th concert and jazz jam. His special guest, Michael Hoskin, is no stranger to the Columbus Jazz Society. Michael is an accomplished alumni of the CSU jazz band.
About William Green
Currently the music director for 3 time Grammy nominee Susan Tedeschi, William Green's energy and talent ignite any stage he graces. William has just released his second Adult Jazz album entitled Green Valley . Highlights include a track featuring jazz great Boney James, and several singles which have been picked up for play on the National Weather Channel.
William Green has paid his musical dues, spending 10 years on the road with Peabo Bryson, and has worked with such artists as Cameo, Dennis Edwards, Jean Carnes, and Jennifer Holiday. While performing with Susan Tedeschi, William had the privilege to appear as the opening act for the Rolling Stones.
The son of a Baptist Minister and a mother who sang background for Mahalia Jackson, William and his 5 siblings would re-create the entire church service around the family piano, where William would act as music director.
William graduated from Chicago Vocational High where he learned how to read, write and compose music. He later furthered his education at Morehouse and at Georgia State in the Commercial Music Department. You can catch William playing concert dates in Atlanta and worldwide.
About Michael Hoskin
Since Michael left Columbus in 1982, he has recorded with and traveled the world with Grammy Award winner Peabo Bryson, recorded and/or performed with THERESA HIGHTOWER, JAMES CALVIN AND THE ULTIMATES, MIKE VEAL BAND, PEABO BRYSON, MAX CARL AND BIG DANCE W/ GLEN FRYE, THIRTY EIGHT SPECIAL, WET WILLIE, WILLIAM GREEN AND THE MAGIC DREAM, DANIEL HO, THE COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, TED HOWE BIG BAND, SONNY EMORY NORTHSIDE,FRANCINE READ to name a few.
EVENT: Columbus Jazz Society's April concert and jam session
FEATURING: William Green, piano with special guest Michael Hoskin, sax
TIME: 6:00-9:00 PM
DATE: April 13, 2008
STREET ADDRESS: The Liberty Theater and Cultural Center,
813 8th AV, Columbus, GA 31901
TICKET PRICES: $7 for non-members. Annual memberships are available at the door.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call the Liberty Theater -- 706/653-7566 or Corrine Cox -- 706/324-2125
Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments for the jam session (no charge for musicians who sit in) - anything could happen.