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Jazz At The Strand "The Music of Billie Holiday" with The Jazz Education Project at 9pm Sunday night on Mainstream and Modern

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Mainstream and Modern branches out into live and local Jazz music as a part of this week's show. At 9pm we will feature the performance of The Music of Billie Holiday, as performed by the Jazz Education Project at the historic Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square, as part of their Jazz At The Strand Series. The Jazz Education Project for this performance includes leader Justin Varnes on drums, Tyrone Jackson on piano, Kevin Smith on bass, and John Sandfort on tenor saxophone. Nicole Chillemi sings as Billie Holiday, except on God Bless The Child, which features Guest Vocalist Zora Payne.

The Music of Billie Holiday setlist:


What a Little Moonlight Can Do

Body & Soul

Fine & Mellow

Them There Eyes

Crazy He Calls Me

God Bless the Child(featuring Zora Payne on vocal)

I’ll Be Around

Support for Jazz At The Strand and Mainstream and Modern on WCLK is made possible in part by The Manely Firm, PC. All Family Law, All Around Georgia, All Around The World.

The next Jazz At The Strand performance will be on Sunday, July 17 at 3pm featuring Herbie Hancock: the Blue Note Years. Pianist Louis Heriveaux, helped by the classic jazz front line of trumpet and saxophone, pays tribute to a living jazz legend Herbie Hancock. You can purchase tickets for that event at earlsmithstrand.org

Rob Maynard is WCLK Operations Manager and produces various public affairs programs for WCLK, including The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus, CAU Now, and Drive Time With Dr. Douglass. He also hosts Mainstream and Modern on Sunday nights 8pm-11pm.