The Art of Cool Project announces that it will present jazz vocalist Kate McGarry and guitarist Keith Ganz for its 1st Friday After Hours Concert on February 1, 2013. After the Art Walk festivities at Flanders Gallery, 302 S. West St., Raleigh, McGarry and Ganz will perform with a live band beginning at 10:00 p.m. Advanced tickets are on sale now for $7.00 online at http://aocpkatemcgarry-efbevent.eventbrite.com/. They will be $10.00 at the door.
This performance will cap off 1st Friday activities at Flanders Gallery. At 9:00 p.m., the Art Walk will end and The Art of Cool will transform the gallery into a concert venue. There will be complimentary light refreshments and wine for guests while supplies last.
Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz have managed to attract the attention of tomorrow’s jazz fans. Beyond their obvious affinity for swing, their eclectic repertoire and long time musical connection create undeniably honest music that transcends the boundaries of age or genre. With five records including the Grammy nominated If Less Is More … Nothing Is Everything, (for Best Jazz Vocal) McGarry has established herself as one of contemporary jazz’s most moving and enigmatic voices. Her most recent CD release Girl Talk is a tribute to jazz icons including Carmen McCrae and Betty Carter. Named on the Downbeat Critic’s Poll as a Rising Star Jazz Vocalist 4 years running, McGarry provides the vocals for some pretty cool guitar work by Ganz, a composer, arranger and producer who has performed with jazz legends including Christian McBride, Fred Hersch, Chris Potter and Kurt Elling.
Dedicated to increasing the visibility of the local vibrant, varied and surprisingly under-appreciated jazz and live music scene, The Art of Cool Project is a unique collaboration between the jazz and art communities to bring both creative mediums to supporters in an intimate concert setting. The live jazz performances showcase and stimulate the forward-focused creative thought that is occurring on the local jazz scene. The Project also has additional goals of solidifying the Triangle as a metropolitan area with a world-class defined jazz culture by bringing a Jazz Festival to Durham, as well as recognizing the need to keep jazz as part of America’s fabric by cultivating the genre in future generations. With its second year in existence, expect many exciting things to come from The Art of Cool Project.
To keep up with the latest on Kate McGarry, please visit her website at http://www.katemcgarry.com, connect with her on All About Jazz at http://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=14826#.UPyqEt3X5e4, or Follow her on Twitter @mcgarry_kate. To keep up with the latest The Art of Cool Project news please visit www.theartofcoolproject.com, Twitter @theaocproject, or Like The Art of Cool Project on Facebook.