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Heritage Winter Classics series starts Sunday
by Staff Reports
November 13, 2013 01:48 PM | 1998 views | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Heritage Sandy Springs last month announced the return of the Heritage Winter Classics concert series, held one Sunday evening each month, November through February.

The indoor concert series celebrating classical, jazz, and vocal music is as follows:

o Nov. 17 – Shaken Not Stirred: The Music of James Bond with Ted Howe & Co.

o Dec. 15 – The Atlanta Vocal Project Christmas Show

o Jan. 19 – The Bonaventure Quartet

o Feb. 16 – Joe Gransden’s Valentines Show With Special Guest Francine Reed

The first concert program Nov. 17 is Shaken Not Stirred: The Music of James Bond with Ted Howe & Co. Noted jazz pianist Ted Howe resides in Atlanta where he performs, composes, arranges, produces and teaches. On faculty at Georgia State University, he assisted in developing its first jazz education program. Howe tours nationally, sharing the stage with many of the great jazz artists and entertainers of the day. During the program, Howe will be accompanied by a four-piece band and a “Bond girl” providing stunning vocals of some of the Bond franchise favorites, including “Skyfall,” “The Look of Love” and “From Russia with Love.”

The series continues Dec. 15 with a Christmas show performed by The Atlanta Vocal Project, an a capella chorus specializing in barbershop style. The group will celebrate the sounds of the season with holiday and Christmas music.

Jan. 19 welcomes The Bonaventure Quartet, a gypsy jazz ensemble fronted by the sultry vocals of Amy Pike. This unique Atlanta-based group performs classic standards, Western swing, gypsy jazz and original compositions all under the spell of the Reinhardt influence.

The series will conclude with a treat for couples when trumpeter and band leader Joe Gransden takes the stage for a Valentine’s Day concert Feb. 16. Joe Gransden’s Valentines Show with Special Guest Francine Reed will include classic love songs from Broadway, jazz, American standards, and film. Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Smokey Robinson said, “Joe has an innate ability to connect with an audience. His singing and trumpet playing are world class.”

The concerts will take place at Heritage Hall, the lower level of Heritage Sandy Springs at 6110 Bluestone Road, Sandy Springs. Admission is $5 per person.

Doors open at 4 p.m. and the concerts are from 4:30 to  6:30 p.m. Parking is available on Sandy Springs Place in designated parking lots and in the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Hitson Activities Center parking lot on Sandy Springs Circle, as well as in the Heritage Sandy Springs parking lot on Bluestone Road. Heritage Winter Classics is sponsored by Fulton County Arts Council and the Sandy Springs Society.

Information: (404) 851-9111, ext. 4, email or visit

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