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SEPTEMBER 18: 'Jazz in the Garden' featuring Tony Hightower

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The Hammonds House Museum presents Jazz in the Garden featuring Atlanta-based vocalist, TONY HIGHTOWER, on Sunday, September 18 from 3:30-5:30pm. The event is in conjunction with Joe Barry Carroll's "My View From Seven Feet" exhibition, which closes that weekend.

"We should be careful in all of our providing for others that we do not fail to get something for ourselves. Each of us needs some thing or some place that we retreat to for personal nurturing and sustenance. We owe it to ourselves to carve out that special place just for ourselves. This special place may be different things for different people, but everyone needs it - something as simple as powering off the phone, sitting in quiet, taking a long walk, dancing when no one is watching, singing along with a favorite song, or experiencing any of your favorite things in solitude." - Joe Barry Carroll, Garden (A Special Place) excerpt from the My View From Seven Feet book.

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Tony Hightower's sophomore project, LEGACY, finds him exploring Jazz vocal stylings from a dazzling prism of angles. The 10-song album moves confidently and assuredly from original compositions such as the soulful scat-laced “All to the Good,” the seductive Brazilian bossa nova of “Rendezvous” and the tender carnal Jarreau-esque love beg “I Need You” to swingin’ covers of Earth, Wind & Fire’s classic Skip Scarborough-penned “Can’t Hide Love,” a mean shuffle boogie groove through Al Green’s “Love and Happiness” and a smoldering upright bass accompanied tiptoe through the 1929 Andy Razaf standard “Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good To You” made further famous in 1944 by one of Hightower’s greatest and earliest Jazz vocal heroes, Nat “King” Cole. That one’ll make the women wiggle.

Jazz in the Garden welcomes outside food and beverages and (1) TV tray sized table will be allowed per person. Anything larger than that is prohibited. Non-glass containers allowed.

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