Heritage Sandy Springs presents Heritage Winter Classics, an indoor concert series celebrating classical, jazz, and vocal music, held one Sunday evening a month, November through February.
Doors open at 4:00 p.m. with the concert held in Heritage Hall from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Cash bar ($1 soda/water; $3 beer/wine) and complimentary snacks. No outside food or drink.
Eight bistro tables will be available for purchase at each concert ($45 for members and $65 for non-members) including seating for 4 guests as well as 4 drink tickets. Contact us to reserve your table in advance and guarantee yourself the best seats in the house!
2016-2017 HERITAGE WINTER CLASSICS SCHEDULE
What do you get when you combine the gypsy-jazz stylings of Django Reinhardt and the torchy-twangy mezzo delivery of Patsy Cline with a rowdy troupe of Romani-esque instrumentalists? The only correct answer would be the Bonaventure Quartet, an Atlanta-based confederation founded at the turn of the millennium by guitarist/composer Charles Williams.
The Bonaventure part of the group’s moniker seems inclusive enough when considering the range of territory covered by the BVQ: le jazz hot and cool, Broadway show tunes, Latin noir, folk ballads, sea shanties, and the occasional twinge of rock ‘n’ roll. Actually, the name refers to the street on which Williams lived for 20 years, in a house just a few table dances away from the Clermont Lounge.
“With the sultry, silky voice of former Lost Continentals front woman Amy Pike and the gypsy-jazz flavored guitar of Charles Williams, Bonaventure is a marvelous melting pot. They add Southern sass to the smokey jazz of Parisian cabarets between the world wars on their new album, The Secret Seduction of the Grand Pompadour.” -Shane Harrison, Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Joe Gransden is the soul of live Jazz and Big Band. Renowned first for the hard bop approach of his trumpet, Gransden’s singing voice has been compared to that of Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra. Joe is from just north of Manhattan, New York. Coming from a family full of musicians, Joe’s introduction to music came early on through his father, a gifted singer and pianist. His grandfather was a trumpeter of merit, playing professionally his whole life throughout New York. On his mother’s side of the family was the piano virtuoso Carmen Cavallero. Clint Eastwood has discovered Joe’s talent and describes him as “a young man with a classic voice and one hell of a Trumpet player.”
Theresa Hightower is regarded as one of the great jazz and blues vocalists, actresses, and songwriters of her generation. She is a veteran of concert halls, recordings, cabaret, musical theater, stage, and screen. Both critics and audiences have marveled at her range, vocal phrasing, and exciting live performances, as well as her capacity to embody and bring life to the characters she portrays on screen and on stage. She is one of only a handful of jazz artists, Cleo Laine among them, to win critical success in the fields of both jazz and musical theater.
CoResonance is an exciting string quartet that elegantly innovates upon the quartet tradition. As skilled with Bach as with Beyonce, they seamlessly blend classical, jazz, and pop music into an unique, engaging experience – inventively aided by the authentic sounds of a digital rhythm section. Composed of professional musicians that have played the Atlanta music scene for the last 20 years, CoResonance puts on a confident, vibrant show that enhances every event they play. This group has used its effortless musical connection to “resonate” all over Atlanta, and always to rave reviews.
Sympathetic Vibrations (SympVibes) is an all-male a cappella group founded at Georgia Tech in the Fall of 1997 by James Clawson. They typically have 12-15 active members as well as some who are on co-op rotations or other various diversions. They perform at various events on Tech’s campus, in Atlanta, and across the state of Georgia. They arrange all of their own music (mostly pop and classic rock) and rehearse 3 times weekly.
Nothin’ But Treble, Georgia Tech’s premiere all- female a cappella group, was founded in 1998 by Dipika Jain as part of the Georgia Tech A Cappella Club. The group is made up of a variety of Georgia Tech students from Engineering and Biology to STAC majors. There are typically 10-12 active members ranging from Freshmen to Graduate students. All of the music in Nothin’ But Treble’s growing repertoire is arranged by a current or former member of the group. Nothin’ but Treble has competed at SoJam (2012) and the ICCA’s (2015), taking home an award for Best Arrangement at the Southeast Regional ICCA competition for “Chandelier”.