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Virginia Schenck Quartet in concert at Smithgall Arts Center
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The Virginia Schenck Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. May 16 at The Arts Council’s Smithgall Arts Center as part of its Evenings of Initimate Jazz Series.

Accomplished jazz vocalist and free improvisation artist Virginia Schenck will entertain music lovers with a concert Saturday, May 16.

Part of the Evening of Intimate Jazz Series, the Virginia Schenck Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. May 16 at The Arts Council’s Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville.

Tickets are $30 per person and available at www.theartscouncil.net.

The quartet include Schenck on vocals, Kevin Bales on piano, Craig Shaw on bass and Marlon Patton on drums. Schenck has performed in Atlanta’s top jazz venues, both sitting in with artists and fronting her own quartet.

The lead singer often spices up her shows with world music influences from her own vocal exploration and circle singing, which she studied under legendary performer Bobby McFerrin. On stage, Schenck brings emotional connectivity to her work as a performing artist.

She also has gained a reputation as a singer who has a major impact on the local scene, nationwide and internationally. Schenck’s recent appearances have been in New York and Seattle for a play with totally improvised music, "The Gift," with aerial dancers at The Robert Mondavi Ctr/UC-Davis and at the Western North Carolina Jazz Series in Asheville, N.C.

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