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Carolina Chocolate Drops
Saturday March 1, 2014 8:00 pm
Proudly reclaiming the African-American string band tradition, the Chocolate Drops reveal the celebratory, interconnected currents running through blues, country and bluegrass, bringing brash, youthful energy to old-time music rooted in the red soil of the southern Piedmont.
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Alfredo Rodriguez Trio
Friday March 7, 2014 8:00 pm
A young pianist of astonishing virtuosity and imagination, Cuban-born Alfredo Rodríguez calls up images of legendary jazz pianists Keith Jarrett, Thelonious Monk, Art Tatum and his compatriot Chucho Valdés. Schooled in the classical conservatories of Havana, Rodríguez was discovered at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2006 by Quincy Jones and his star has risen rapidly under the tutelage of the famed producer.

The performance features Rodriguez on piano with Peter Slavov on bass and Henry Cole on drums to round out the trio. Rodríguez will release "Invasion Parade," the followup to his celebrated debut album “Sounds of Space," in March 2014. Featuring a superb ensemble, “The Invasion Parade” calls on the spirit of the traditional Cuban community celebration for which it is named.
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Shuffle, Shake and Shatter by Sanford Biggers
Friday March 28, 2014 8:00 pm
With live music by the band Moon Medicine, multimedia and performance artist Sanford Biggers presents a concert featuring a montage of his three-part film suite Shuffle, Shake and Shatter as part of the Africa Atlanta 2014 celebration. The film follows the Brazilian Ricardo as he navigates German society and the story continues to Sao Paulo and then to West Africa in this exploration of the formation and dissolution of identity. An Atlanta Premiere.
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Earl Klugh
Saturday April 12, 2014 8:00 pm
Grammy-winning guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh and special guests Norman Brown and Chuck Loeb ignite the stage in this “Night of Guitars” exploring Klugh's various guitar influences and their styles and techniques. Through solo, duet, trio and full band performances, the concert concludes the first year of a three-year collaboration between Klugh and Georgia Tech aptly titled “HandPicked” in honor of his newest album release.
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Georgia Tech Concert Band and Symphonic Band Concert
Sunday April 13, 2014 3:00 pm
The Georgia Tech School of Music presents the final concert of the spring semester of the Symphonic Band and Concert Band. The theme of the concert is "Beginnings and Endings" and features Gandalf by Johan de Meij, Bloom by Steven Bryant, Tam O'Shanter Overture by Malcolm Arnold, and Red Cape Tango by Michael Daugherty.
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Shahram Nazeri & Hafez Nazeri in Rumi Symphony Project: UNTOLD
Saturday April 19, 2014 8:00 pm
The internationally acclaimed Rumi Symphony Project is the awe-inspiring creation of composer and vocalist, Hafez Nazeri. This groundbreaking project features Hafez's legendary father, Shahram Nazeri, dubbed the “Pavarotti of Iran” by the New York Times, and the winner of the Chevalier Medal by the French Government. These revolutionaries will be accompanied by an eclectic ensemble selected from some of the most renowned and influential performers from the East and West.

Rumi Symphony’s 2014 world tour celebrates their accompanying release of one of the most anticipated albums of the year from Sony Classical worldwide, "Untold."
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Black Women In Jazz Awards
Friday May 2, 2014 7:00 pm
Red Carpet begins at 6:00 p.m.

Our mission is to create a greater awareness of the many contributions that African American Females have made in the past and continue to make in the areas of jazz and fine arts. We celebrate and honor these awesome ladies that present such phenomenal work who are currently in the spotlight as well as those who may have gotten lost in the shuffle of time.
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