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Monday, August 25, 2008
JAZZ: The Atlanta 17 Big Band (Sun., Sept. 14 @ The Liberty Theatre)
The Columbus Jazz Society is honored to welcome The Atlanta Seventeen Big Band at the historic Liberty Theatre, September 14th from 6-9 PM.

The Atlanta Seventeen features Columbus’ own, Godfather of Jazz, Dr. Paul VanderGheynst.

The Atlanta Seventeen, generally recognized as one of the finest big band groups available today, takes you on a musical excursion in sound by recreating the smooth and stylized arrangements of big band swing.

To experience this dynamic, well-rehearsed ensemble in action is a delight for big band enthusiasts of all ages who identify with the kind of excitement generated only by precision playing. The blended reeds, strong, subtle brass and pulsating rhythm section speak with a cohesion and unity rarely heard these days.

Now in its fifth decade of performing for both dances and concerts, the band still has one original member who, over the years, has been joined by exciting new talent, bringing fresh ideas and ongoing inspiration.

The Atlanta Seventeen has been featured at ballrooms of the Hyatt Regency, Ritz-Carlton, Westin Lenox, Hyatt Ravinia, Marriott and at special events and conventions held in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre, World Congress Center and the Omni. The band has also performed throughout the Southeast including Asheville's renowned Grove Park Inn.

The Atlanta Seventeen features the song styling of the lovely and inimitable Lani Sibley, singing all the big band favorites. The unprecedented commitment by this performing group has made it one of Atlanta's icons.

In presenting their fine music, the group has even discovered a current generation of fans in high schools and colleges, such as the Georgia Tech Swing Dance Association.
For those who lament, "where have the big bands gone?" just say they haven't gone anywhere. They're still here, live, with the Atlanta Seventeen - the finest in big band entertainment.

EVENT: Columbus Jazz Society's September 14th concert and jam session
FEATURING: The Atlanta Seventeen
TIME: 6:00-9:00 PM
DATE: September 14, 2008
STREET ADDRESS: The Liberty Theatre and Cultural Center, 813 8th Ave, Columbus, GA 31901
TICKET PRICES: $7 for non-members. Annual memberships are available at the door.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call the Liberty Theatre -- 706/653-7566 or David Morgan — 706/660-9295

Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments for the jam session (no charge for musicians who sit in) - anything could happen. (http://www.columbusjazzsociety)


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