2015 Atlanta Smooth Music Festival

June 22, 2015 – Marietta, GA. Guitarist Nick Colionne makes encore appearance at the 8th Annual Atlanta Smooth Music Festival at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Keyboardist Jeff Lorber, Guitarist Tim Bowman, Saxophonists Paula Atherton and Tony Exum, Jr. will also perform.

This is Colionne’s fourth appearance on the Atlanta Smooth Music Festival stage. “Nick fully engages his audience. He makes sure your experience is memorable.” Said Jazz Grooves Managing Partner, Joe Cleveland. “That’s why our smooth jazz fans love his performance.”

Jazz Grooves began to satisfy the needs of Atlanta’s smooth jazz fans. Realizing that smooth jazz fans had to travel outside the Atlanta area to experience all day concerts, led the organizers to explore the possibilities of offering smooth jazz music in a festival environment. The festival features award winning national and international recording artists who perform around the globe.

The Atlanta Smooth Music Festival gives fans a unique entertainment experience, with a full day of smooth jazz music, in a relaxing intimate outdoor setting. “This isn’t your run of the mill concert. It’s a boutique event, with discerning patrons who know what they want.” Cleveland said. “Our line-ups include all smooth jazz artists. Most of our artists are travelling the world so we’re glad to get on their tour schedule.”

For more information, please contact Joe Cleveland at 770.919.8590.
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About Jazz Grooves
There are connoisseurs and listeners. Joe Cleveland, Managing Partner is a connoisseur of contemporary jazz music. After a successful sales and marketing career in consumer food sales, Cleveland found the opportunity to share his passion with others. “People always ask me if I play an instrument or sing. Anyone who knows me would find that funny, because I don’t do either. I just know the music that I like.”

The success of the festival is based on the appeal to listeners who enjoy the smooth jazz music genre. “Our audience wants a specific music – smooth jazz.” Cleveland added. “That’s why we focus on a variety of artists, new artists, veterans, and the up and coming.”

Past performers have included Boney James, The Rippingtons, Jackiem Joyner, Pamela Williams, Bob Baldwin, The Sax Pack, 480 East, Walter Beasley, Michael Manson, Paul Taylor, Jessy J, Althea Rene, Gregg Karukas, Sekou Bunch, Steve Oliver, Jeanette Harris, Matt Marshak, Marc Antoine, Brian Simpson, Jeff Golub, Eric Darius, Alex Bugnon, Julian Vaughn, Kim Scott, Lebron, Cindy Bradley, Gerald Veasley, Tom Browne, Kim Waters, Pieces of a Dream, and Fattburger. In addition to the international and national artists, the festival also offers recording and performing artists an opportunity to open the festival and share the stage with headliners.