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Sellick jazzes up Gainesville
The Arts Council concert series continues
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Annie Sellick will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center.

The Annie Sellick Trio takes to the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday as part of The Arts Council’s 2013 Evenings of Intimate Jazz series. The series offers unique opportunities to enjoy jazz masters instantaneously compose, edit, revise and perform their rhythmical extrapolations up-close and personal.

"Annie Sellick is very much a jazz singer who focuses on the music, but she is also a storyteller," critic Roger Crane said. "After now seeing her perform twice, I see no reason why she should not be a star."

Annie Sellick Trio will perform 8 p.m. Saturday at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center. Tickets are $30 per person or $25 each with the purchase of six or more tickets. For tickets, call 770-534-2787 or visit

A free coffee and refreshment bar will be available. Patrons may bring their own beverages to the venue. Glasses and ice will be provided.

Annie Sellick’s "Street of Dreams" is her fifth album since 2000, self-produced for her own Chalice label. The accompaniment on the album is split between two trios, respectively fronted by Jeff Hamilton and Gerald Clayton.

The Nashville native got her start and formal training at the Nashville Jazz Workshop, after finding initial success singing in clubs while in college. While performing night gigs, she studied her craft at the Nashville Jazz Workshop and was offered their first work/study opportunity. The Nashville jazz community and its fans spread the word about the young pixie-faced singer with the long dreads whose voice denied her youth and looks, adding to her charm and appeal.

Today, Sellick is a mainstay at major jazz venues in Nashville, where she has performed with artists including Beegie Adair, Jeff Coffin, Rod McGaha and Bela Fleck. She is the resident vocalist with the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, with whom she has recorded, and gave a celebrated sold-out performance with the Nashville Symphony Pops Orchestra, "An Evening of Jazz."

Other performers in the Evenings of Intimate Jazz series include Joe Gransden & Kenny Banks on Saturday, May 18.

For more information on our events and tickets call 770.534.2787 or visit