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ArtSavvy: What is your Jazz?

ArtSavvy: What is your Jazz?

September 29, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

Let’s talk jazz with some of Memphis’s very best jazz musicians. We will explore various styles of jazz, highlight the performances coming to GPAC this season and discuss what it takes to be a jazz musician today. This session will feature a special guest appearance of New York-based trumpeter and vocalist, Jumaane Smith along with local favorites Victor Sawyer and Brian "Breeze" Cayolle.

This is a FREE event with reservations required. Please contact the Box Office at 751-7500 for reservations.

Jazz in the Box presents Jumaane Smith, trumpet & vocals

September 30, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

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An award-winning trumpeter and vocalist, Jumaane (pronounced JEW-MAH-KNEE) Smith experienced unprecedented success at a very young age. At 16, he performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland with his high school jazz band, and only a few years later, Smith was invited to join the inaugural Jazz Studies department at Julliard. The program was created by jazz legend Winton Marsalis and allowed Smith to supplement the unstructured jazz education he received attending and playing gigs around New York City. At Julliard, he immersed himself in trumpet technique, classical repertoire, jazz technique and jazz repertoire. In addition to honing his performance skills, Smith also studied orchestration and arranging classical and jazz pieces, music production and music software notation.

Ramsey Lewis

October 01, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Pianist, composer, and NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis has been referred to as “the great performer,” a title reflecting his performance style and musical selections that display his early gospel roots and classical training coupled with his love of jazz and other musical forms. Known for his unforgettable sound and outgoing personality, Lewis has been an icon in the world of contemporary jazz for more than 50 years. Subscribe and save up to 30%! 

IRIS in Bloom

October 08, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

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IRIS in Bloom
Partners: Dixon Gallery and Gardens and Memphis Garden Clubs
Strauss: Roses of the South
Wagner: Forest Murmurs
Franҫaix: L’horloge de flore (Flower Clock)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68

Del & Dawg Songs and Stories

October 14, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Del & Dawg Songs and Stories celebrates the bluegrass friendship that the two legendary musicians have shared for more than 50 years.  Bluegrass royalty Del McCoury and David Grisman met fortuitously in 1963 and three years later the pair would play their first show together. They have collaborated countless times since then at legendary venues and a range of festivals across the country. Subscribe and save up to 30%!

PB&J: Tiny Tunes for Tiny Pirates

October 15, 2016 @ 9:30 AM

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Hit the high seas in search of adventure, buried treasure and getting out of doing your chores! This pirate tale for kids, inspired by Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, will have you toe tapping to old-timey ukulele songs alongside the greatest hits of classical music. Oboist, Joey Salvalaggio and his own band of pirates bring all your favorite characters from this classic novel to life with their unique brand of musical storytelling. Be sure to come dressed in your favorite pirate or princess attire!

Young Artist Concert with GSO

October 16, 2016 @ 3:00 PM

Prepare to be dazzled by the young winners of the 16th Annual Germantown Symphony Concerto Competition as they take the stage and perform with the orchestra! This fall concert will also feature spooky favorites such as Night on Bald Mountain and Danse Macabre.  

An Evening with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen: SOLD OUT

An Evening with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen: SOLD OUT

October 18, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Texas' singer-songwriters Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, who as friends spent many nights performing together on their front porches, will perform acoustic, stripped-down versions of their most well-known songs, and share the humorous and heartwarming stories behind them. Join us at GPAC to see these two perform together in a rare opportunity you won't want to miss. 

Artsavvy: Mark Twain at Large

Artsavvy: Mark Twain at Large

October 20, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Mark Twain At Large is a stunning one-man theatrical tour de force that introduces us to the 70-plus-year-old Twain on a stormy night in his Connecticut home. Racing in from thunderous rains, he invites the audience into his study for an intimate conversation filled with stories and anecdotes taken directly from Twain’s writings. Ron Jewell’s performance has been hailed across the country as “personable and touching,” as critics and audience members alike have delighted in his retelling of Twain’s tall tales.

Second City: Free Speech! (While Supplies Last)

October 21, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Performing social and political satire in acts of scripted scenes, music, and improvisation, The Second City Touring Company is always original, daring, and hilarious. Their alumni list is a veritable “Who’s Who” of comedy, including Peter Boyle, Bill Murray, John & Jim Belushi, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Horatio Sanz, Tim Meadows, Joan Rivers, John Candy, Stephen Colbert, Chris Farley and so many more.

GPAC

1801 Exeter Road
Germantown, TN 38138
901-751-7500
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