Atlanta jazz enthusiasts know that “First Friday at First” is always the place to be on the first Friday of each month. What could be better than hearing Jay Hoggard, performing with Dwight Andrews, in the most comfortable, acoustically satisfying jazz rooms in the region?
Vibraphonist and composer Jay Hoggard has touched the hearts and souls of many listeners and captured many fans during his forty-year professional career. Hoggard ranks with the greatest vibraphone innovators including Lionel Hampton, Bobby Hutcherson, and Roy Ayers. His music has been described as uplifting, positive, and even spiritual. Jay masterfully draws on traditional and contemporary musical vocabulary and seamlessly blends jazz and gospel roots with African marimba rhythms. His performance repertoire represents the three B’s of the jazz tradition (Blues, Bop, Ballads) with original innovations.
The public is invited for great music, dinner, fun, and fellowship. Come early to get a seat or purchase your tickets in advance. Prices for dinner range from $4.00 to $7.00. All funds raised at church-based events will be used toward other church programs and outreach ministries. To purchase tickets for First Friday at First, please visit Eventbrite at firstfridayatfirst.eventbrite.com.