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OCT. 20: Jazz On The Lawn featuring Joe Gransden's Big Band with Julie Dexter--Joe talks about it with Rivablue

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center presents its fifth and final "Jazz On The Lawn" concert this Friday, October 20 at 7:30 pm with Joe Gransden's Big Band. Joining the all-star ensemble is accomplished singer-songwriter and the UK's Queen of Soul —- Julie Dexter.

Joe Gransden stopped by Midday Jazz on WCLK to talk about it with Rivablue.

The Joe Gransden 16 Piece Big Band is quickly becoming one of the busiest groups on the jazz scene. Originally formed in 2009 Joe and the guys have continued to build momentum and are performing numerous shows around the country. The bands new release entitled “It’s A Beautiful Thing” has sold incredibly well and is getting radio air play all over the world! The cd was recorded live at Cafe 290 in Atlanta Georgia where the band holds a steady gig twice every single month. “The Big Band truly has its own sound and really swings!” Says Gransden, “I attribute that to the arrangements that were all written by jazz trombone great Wes Funderburk! It’s such a pleasure to front a band of top musicians that can interpret Wes’s arrangements perfectly! These guys are the best!”

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