Gary Motley, Jazz Piano 2-18-2018

Gary Motley, Jazz Piano 2-18-2018

**This concert has SOLD OUT** ALOMA is excited to present a very special concert in the home with pianist, composer, educator Gary Motley. The program will include original works from Motley’s 2017 recording No Reservation Required as well as new arrangements showcasing the pianist’s unique style. The trio featuring bassist Billy Thornton and drummer Emrah Kotan will be joined by vocalist Veronica Tate and saxophonist Will Scruggs.

Sunday, February 18th at 5:00 pm

Enjoy: wine, buffet and the company of fellow music lovers for this concert in the home. Learn more about the ALOMA home concert experience here.

Price: $28 per person advance, $30 at the door, $15 for students with valid ID. Tickets may be purchased securely online with a credit card at Brown Paper Tickets. Any remaining seats will be available for purchase by cash or check at the door.  Purchase in advance here:  http://alomafeb2018.brownpapertickets.com

Seating is limited. Door tickets are available only at shows that have not sold out online. Before attending a show without a ticket, please check it’s sold out status on the ticketing link above.

Location: Private home, Atlanta. The location address can be found on the email invitation, and on the ticket purchase page.

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CDs will be available for purchase at the concert.

About Gary Motley

Gary Motley is a jazz pianist and composer. He is best known for his captivating performances, classic yet current sound, and popularity in the southeastern United States jazz music scene. Motley has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and the American Composers Forum (ACF). Featured on NPR’s Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland, his notable performances also include the premiere of his first orchestral work “The Artist and the Visionary,” duo performances with pianists Dave Brubeck and Kenny Barron, and concerts with Jon Faddis, Eddie Daniels, Benny Golson and others. Motley’s selection by the ACF as an artist-in-residence led to his second composition for string orchestra and jazz trio “The Resolution of a Dream.” He premiered his “Highland Summit: A Suite for String Quartet and Jazz Quartet” with the Vega String Quartet at the Highlands Chamber Music Festival and later performed his “Suite Odyssey” with the ensemble at Carnegie Hall. In 2010, Motley premiered a composition based on a work by Toni Morrison at the Toni Morrison Society’s 6th Biennial Conference in Paris. Recent travels include performances and workshops in South America and Cuba. Cited by his home state for his artistic and educational achievements, Gary was inducted into the Alabama jazz Hall of Fame in 2015.

As Professor of Performance and Director of Jazz Studies at Emory University, Gary has developed The Strickland Jazz Studio – an interactive teaching facility that integrates the rich heritage of American jazz with today’s technology practices. He is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Jazz Education Network.