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Swing into spring with jazz series
Jeni Michelson with Society Express Quartet will open The Arts Council's jazz series.

Jeni Michelson with Society Express Quartet

Evenings of Intimate Jazz series

When: 8 p.m. Jan. 19

Where: Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St., Gainesville

How much: $30 per concert, $125 for series

More info770-534-2787,

If jazz is your thing, the Arts Council has got your swing.

The Arts Council’s 2013 Evenings Of Intimate Jazz series begins with a performance at 8 p.m. Jan. 19 by the Jeni Michelson with Society Express Quartet.

Other performers in this series include Havana Son Trio, Feb. 1; Evan Christopher Trio, March 23; Annie Sellick Trio, April 13; and Joe Gransden & Kenny Banks, May 18.

Each performance will start at 8 p.m. at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center. Series tickets are $125 per person and include all five performances. Individual performance tickets are $30 per person or $25 each with the purchase of six or more tickets. For tickets call 770-534-2787 or visit

The Society Express Band, from Atlanta, was voted in 2006 and 2007 as a Top 150 Hottest Bands in the USA by Modern Bride Magazine. The group, together for more than 16 years, plays swing, jazz, Motown, classic rock, funk, salsa, pop, beach and blues.

Band leader Jeni Michelson has performed in the Atlanta area for more than 25 years, captivating audiences with her powerhouse vocals and piano. She is an internationally published songwriter who has written numerous award-winning advertising jingles for radio and television. She has performed for President Jimmy Carter and Govs. Zell Miller, Roy Barnes and Sonny Perdue, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, Sen. Sam Nunn and Ambassador Andrew Young.

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