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AAFFM Presents: Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz, and Jim Culliton Trio
February 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST$8 – $10
February 18, 2017
Fiddler’s Green Coffeehouse
HOTLANTA DIXIELAND JAZZ
Hotlanta sets your feet firmly on Bourbon Street in Old New Orleans. You’ll experience every bit of the joy, energy, and humor of that early American Jazz called Dixieland. Songs from Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, Louie Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, plus many old favorites like “Sweet Georgia Brown”, “Royal Garden Blues”, “South”, “Hard Hearted Hannah”, and “When The Saints Go Marchin’ In” are all part of Hotlanta’s musical treat.
Based in Atlanta, the group has performed extensively in the South since its founding by Don Erdman in 1990 with appearances at “The Famous Door” on Bourbon Street in New Orleans’ French Quarter, The Brevard College Jazz Festival in North Carolina, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, to name a few. Beyond the South, Hotlanta’s music has been enjoyed around the globe at clubs and jazz festivals in Spain, Germany, Japan, France, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Poland, Belarus, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore.
Hotlanta’s full instrumentation is the traditional sextet: clarinet, cornet, trombone, banjo/vocals, tuba and drums. Hotlanta also performs as a trio, quartet, or quintet. In addition to their Happy Feet CD, other recordings include Live in Spain from a performance at Spain’s Jazzaldia Festival, The Saints, a CD on the Intersound label, and their newest CD There Ain’t No Jazz Like Dixieland.
Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz is available for concerts, parties, and all occasions.
JIM CULLITON TRIO
The always exciting Jim Culliton Trio has performed throughout Georgia over the past decade with its unique high-energy blend of instrumental string music and stylistic vocals. The Trio’s underlying philosophy of no stylistic boundaries always keeps the music fresh and exciting.
Jim Culliton has performing experience at The Fox Theatre, Symphony Hall, and many other concert venues. This versatile multi-instrumentalist is one of the early innovators in the New String Acoustic Movement, incorporating jazz, bluegrass, world music, rock, and classical with occasional vocals in the mix. Put all of this in a high speed blender and you get a truly innovative, entertaining, and dynamic musician. Jim was chosen to be a Musician in Residence for the National Endowment of the Arts and Humanities, as well as a former instructor of music at Huntingdon College and Auburn University (AUM). In this show Jim will play fiddle and mandolin. Walter Dean, “Dean of the Dobro,” incorporates several styles of music with his dazzling tone and technique. Skip Romaner has lent his masterful touch on bass to various bands since moving to Atlanta in 1974.
The trio will play a mix of original compositions plus original arrangements of swing, bluegrass, and new string acoustic, with vocals.