Festival Hall, Greensboro’s premier arts venue and cultural center offers discounted rates for The Jazz Legacy Series 2024, available through December 24, 2024.

Festival Hall will host its third full season of The Jazz Legacy Series featuring the incredible musical ensemble known as The Jazz Legacy Project. A holiday pass that saves 20% on the entire series and is available now at www.festivalhallga.com until December 24, 2024.

“We are so excited to offer this opportunity to our patrons! You can purchase access to the entire series at a 20% discounted rate,” states Festival Hall director, Nicole Chillemi. “This is going to be an amazing season; we are celebrating Dave Brubeck, Nat “King” Cole, Charlie Parker, and Ella Fitzgerald!”

Next year’s season kicks off on February 8, 2024, with The Jazz Legacy Project: Dave Brubeck, Time Out. One of the most popular jazz artists in the late 50s and 60s, Brubeck’s album “Time Out” is one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time. This show features the songs from this iconic album and chronicles the bold moves Brubeck made during the Civil Rights movement.

Nat “King” Cole: Unforgettable will be presented on May 23, 2024. After building a successful career as a pianist, Nat “King” Cole’s decision to sing a song on a gig – and then later a handshake agreement with piano great Oscar Peterson – sparked a meteoric rise to becoming the most popular musical group for years. His instantly recognizable voice is associated with iconic versions of “Unforgettable,” “Route 66”, and “the Christmas Song.”

Charlie Parker: Einstein of Modern Music will be presented on August 22, 2024. Charlie Parker’s rare combination of genius and persistence created a turning point in modern music. A kid who grew up on Kansas City blues helped turn jazz from a dance hall craze to music that belongs next to Bach. As with Louis Armstrong, music would never be the same after “Bird.”

The final show, Ella Fitzgerald: From Apollo Girl to Memorex Lady will be October 10, 2024. A random drawing to perform at the Apollo Theater launched the career of the most successful female jazz singer of all time. Fitzgerald’s beautiful ballads and energetic scat singing would set the standard for jazz vocalists.

Each program is approximately 90 minutes, with the goal of bringing the casual jazz listener inside the minds and music of the most influential and interesting American musicians of all time. The life and music of the artist/composer is entertainingly narrated by the drummer, Justin Varnes, and seminal jazz pieces are played to illuminate the narration. These are NOT tribute concerts in the sense that the musicians are trying to recreate the original performances, but instead to celebrate the essence and accomplishments of the artist.

Purchasers of the Holiday Pass, in addition to the 20% off discount, will exclusively reserve their preferred seating.  This is a wonderful way to support Festival Hall and the arts! Holiday Passes are transferrable, making the Holiday Pass a wonderful gift for family, friends, or clients. If you are unable to attend one of the shows the pass may be transferred as well; simply contact Festival Hall to assist.

Festival Hall is excited to continue this popular series and invites you to join us! Not sure about a pass? No problem, as tickets for each show will be available on a per-show basis as well.  Tickets for Dave Brubeck on February 8, 2024, go on sale Friday, December 29, 2023.

Holiday Passes are on sale through December 24, 2023 at: https://festival-hall-inc.ticketleap.com/holiday-hall-pass-2023/ 

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available for The Jazz Legacy Project Series and include a variety of promotional opportunities for local and regional businesses. Please reach out to Executive Director Nicole Chillemi at nicole@festivalhallga.com or 762-243-8022 for more information.