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Friday, January 8, 2010
JAZZ: Milkshake Mayfield (Trumpet & Flugelhorn) (Sun., Jan. 10th @ Liberty Theatre)
In ColumbusGA on Sunday evening? Consider joining the Columbus Jazz Society for Milkshake Mayfield for a concert and jam session. Everything begins @ 6pm @ the Liberty Theatre, 813 8th Ave. $10. All ages.

Here's the skinny:

Concert begins at 6:00 ~ Jam session begins at 8:00
No cover charge for musicians who sit in

Milkshake has traveled around the world and back, gracing national and international stages with some of the greatest ‘who’s who’ among contemporary jazz giants -- Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Owens, Frank Foster, Cab Calloway, Freddie Hubbard, Billy Taylor, and countless others. His astounding jazz portfolio includes performances/opening acts with the SOS band; Melba Moore; the Dells; Bobby Byrd & the JBs; Avery Fisher Hall (Washington, DC); Atlanta Montreux International Jazz Fest; Kool Jazz Fest (NYC); New Orleans World’s Fair; Carnegie Hall (NYC); trumpet tribute to the legendary Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong at the United Negro College Fund Benefit’s Salute to Apollo (2004); opening act for Michael Franks/Alex Bugnon concert (2006), and Kevin Eubanks(2007); the Trumpet Awards (2008); featured guest artist in Gospel musical “The Glory Road”, Morehouse College, by Unity Production Group, LLC (May 2009).  His music presentation carries on the legacy of the jazz greats. The late legendary radio host,“Tippy” Calloway, befittingly addressed Milkshake as trumpeter extraordinaire.      

At the age of eight, Gregorie Mayfield, aka Milkshake, ventured to become an accomplished trumpeter. He quickly perfected his playing skills that earned him numerous awards throughout his youth and adult career. He acquired the name, Milkshake, in his early childhood because of his insatiable appetite for milkshakes. To this day, he is recognized by that name by all who know him, personally and professionally in the music industry. His passion for playing the trumpet and flugelhorn is equally insatiable, and has perpetuated him to become one of the most talented and highly respected musicians in the USA and abroad. “Silky” is descriptive of Milkshake’s musical style, and reflects in his smooth and sensuous sound.

Milkshake earned a BA degree in Music from Clark College (now Clark-Atlanta University), Atlanta, GA. He formed the Milkshake Quartet (MSQ) in 1980, which is widely known for contemporary music, bee-bop and straight ahead jazz, seasoned with a taste of funk, and favored for its unique polyrhythmic music in improvised format. Experience the ultimate in jazz.In 2002, Milkshake showcased his debut CD “In My Time”.  Stay tuned for his soon to be released Gospel/Jazz and holiday CDs, featuring the soulfully soothing vocals of his wife and gospel/jazz artist, Tine.  You’ll findMilkshake and MSQ at any number of Atlanta jazz venues – Michon’s, Londzell’s, Olympia Prime, Star, Grown Folk, Crowe’s Nest, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Wednesday WindDown, Hammonds House and Fernbank Museums, Wren’s Nest, Lithonia and Mablehouse Amphitheatres and more.
    2010 featured artists:  January 10:  Milkshake Mayfield, trumpet, flugelhorn February 14:  Solar Quintet  March 14:  CSU Jazz Ensemble April 11:  Alex Pershounin, bass May 9:  William Green, keyboard June 13:  Mace Hibbard, saxophone July 11:  Joe Gransden, trumpet, vocal August 8:  Tom Chadwick, keyboard Septmber 12:  Wes Funderburk, trombone October 10:  Trey Wright, guitar November 14:  Snakebite 6 ~ New Orleans style jazz December 12:  Philadelphia Divas, vocal group
The Columbus Jazz Society holds a concert and jam session the 2nd Sunday of every month from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Liberty Theatre and Cultural Center, 813 8th Ave Columbus, GA 31901.

The Columbus Jazz Society is a 501c3, not-for-profit association.

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