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Friday Jazz @ the High Museum with Luke Weathington
May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mark your calendar for live jazz at the High, hosted by Jamal Ahmad from Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta’s jazz station!
On the third Friday of every month, you’ll enjoy music, drinks, and art. Each month will feature a different style of jazz, from straight ahead to free jazz, bebop to swing, and more.
May features the music of saxophonist Luke Weathington. An Alabama native, Luke Weathington has been active on the Atlanta music scene for a decade. Luke graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in saxophone performance in 2012 and graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in jazz studies in 2015.
As a woodwind doubler, Luke is well versed in many genres of music. His ability to play saxophone, clarinet, and flute has kept him very busy in musical theaters around Atlanta, most notably the Fox Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Lyric Theatre, and City Springs Theatre Company.
Luke is a proud member of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra JAZZ! since 2013 as well as a founding member of the original big band music group Rebel Big Band. Luke is currently Artist-in-Residence at Kennesaw State University and a member of the Parliament Faculty Jazz Ensemble as well as the Faculty/Student combo, which has performed at notable jazz clubs in Atlanta. He also served as Professor of Woodwinds at Miles College from 2016 to 2017. Luke is a proud member of the Atlanta Federation of Musicians.
The High is proud to present this month’s Friday Jazz as part of 31 Days of Jazz, hosted by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. 31 Days of Jazz events take place throughout metro Atlanta beginning on May 1 and culminate in the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the country’s longest running free jazz festival, on Memorial Day weekend (May 25–26). Learn more at AtlantaFestivals.com.
Join us for Drawing in the Galleries during each Friday Jazz from 6 to 9 p.m.
Drop in and sketch live, clothed models in our galleries. We welcome all ranges of drawing experience, including guests who are picking up a sketchbook for the first time! Learn more about Drawing in the Galleries.
Seating for Friday Jazz is limited and opens at 6 p.m. There is no reserved seating. Standing room is plentiful. Friday Jazz is FREE with Museum admission and FREE for members.