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Carter Calvert to perform at The Arts Councils Evenings of Intimate Jazz April 23
Carter Calvert, right, will perform at 8 p.m. April 23, during The Arts Council’s Evenings of Intimate Jazz. She will be joined by her husband, Roger Cohen, and his band. Regular tickets are sold out, but room may be available in the adjacent atrium.

Carter Calvert & The Roger Cohen Trio

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 23

Where: The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville

Cost: $30 per person; tickets sold out

More info: or 770-534-2787

Carter Calvert & The Roger Cohen Trio will return to Gainesville for an evening of intimate jazz at the Arts Council.

Calvert is known for her leading role in the Broadway national tour of “Cats.” Plus, her part in the Tony-nominated production “It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues” has played all across the country with a wide variety of acts.

However, for this third performance in Gainesville, she will give audiences an up close and personal look at her distinct smoky singing voice. She will be accompanied by The Roger Cohen Trio, a collaboration led by Calvert’s husband, drummer Roger Cohen.

Calvert and her husband also have performed together as musical duo for years and have a self-titled album, “Carter Calvert and The Roger Cohen Trio.” It is a collection of jazz, Broadway numbers and American songbook classics.

Calvert, a Cincinnati native and graduate of the School for the Creative and Performing Arts, is known for taking traditionally male led blues and jazz songs and adding her own unique style.

In her 2015 album, “It’s a Mans World,” she took a collection of iconic songs by male artists such as The Police, Bruce Springsteen and James Brown and reimagined them from the female perspective. 

Her performance in Gainesville will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in the ballroom at 331 Spring St. SW in Gainesville. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

The regular $30 tickets are sold out, but those still interested in attending may call 770-534-2787 to be put on a waiting list. Extra tickets may be sold for seating in the atrium next to the ballroom.

The Arts Council’s next and final Evening of Intimate Jazz will feature jazz pianist Jon Regen on May 14.

Tickets for his show are sold out, but a waiting list is available along with seats in the atrium.  

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