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MAY 19: Friday Jazz at the High featuring Khari Cabral Simmons

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Join Jazz 91.9 WCLK and the High Museum of Art for Friday Jazz at the High. This month features the bassist KHARI CABRAL SIMMONS from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is hosted by WCLK's with Jamal Ahmad.

In addition to the music, Friday Jazz at the High patrons will get to enjoy the following exhibitions: Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature, Bruce Onobrakpeya: The Mask and the Cross, George Voronovsky: Memoryscapes and Evelyn Hofer: Eyes on the City

Khari Cabral Simmons is a bassist and recording artist who made his start in the nineties, when Atlanta was a melting pot for burgeoning soul, house, and underground jazz. He played for such artists as Bilal Sunni-Ali, Sun Ra, Donnie, Gaelle, and India.Arie, and cofounded the Atlanta-based artist collective Groovement Earthseed with India.Arie, Sirius B, Anasa Troutman, and Donnie. After a few years of recording dance and soul music, including a remix for KD Lang, Khari created JIVA as a vehicle for his own upbeat soul music. The group played all over the Atlanta area and globally, performing alongside artists like Roy Ayers and Incognito.

In 1999, Khari became India.Arie’s touring bassist; they spent years touring the world together, including three months alongside Sade, and performed on the Tonight Show, the Late Show, the Today Show, Good Morning America, the Grammys, Saturday Night Live, and many more. After Khari’s success as a Grammy Award–winning bassist, JIVA was signed with New York tastemakers Giant Step Records, through which the group released three singles, an EP, and a full-length album, Sun & Moon (2007). In 2022, JIVA released 5, their first album in thirteen years. Khari is also an established solo artist, and his album Heaven & Earth (2016) is available on Spotify.