Acclaimed Keyboardist Jeff Lorber Performs At Festival

Jeff Lorber Performs at Atlanta Smooth Music Festival

Marietta, GA – July 28, 2015. Grammy nominated keyboardist, composer, and record producer Jeff Lorber is scheduled to appear at the 8th annual Atlanta Smooth Music Festival, on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. Lorber joins Nick Colionne, Tim Bowman, Paula Atherton, and Tony Exum Jr, for the annual smooth jazz music event.

Lorber began recording in 1977 as Jeff Lorber Fusion. Fusion was later dropped to incorporate a wholistic approach to his music. Lorber’s music combines rock, traditional jazz, R&B, funk, and soul. In addition to the airwaves, his music was regularly featured on The Weather Channel’s Local On The 8s segment, and the PlayStation video game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

“Jeff is a good fit for this year’s line-up.” Joe Cleveland said, Jazz Grooves’ Managing Partner. Jazz Grooves is the presenter of the Atlanta Smooth Music Festival. “He’s one of the top keyboardists in the smooth jazz genre. We couldn’t go wrong with him.”

The Atlanta Smooth Music Festival audience can look forward to hearing music from his 2014 release, Jazz Funk Soul. This was a collaborative effort with Everett Harp and Chuck Loeb.

The festival is held at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, Mableton’s premier outdoor concert venue. “The best thing about Mable House is that guests can have a great outdoor concert experience, while enjoying their own picnic dinner.” Robby Edwards, the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre’s Technical Director said.

For more information, please contact Joe Cleveland, Jazz Grooves, 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.”

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.

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.