As part of the NEA Big Read, East Georgia State College will close out the month’s activities with a little jazz featuring the Fabulous Equinox Jazz Orchestra Quintet. The performance will take place on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Luck F. Gambrell Building Auditorium. Join EGSC for an evening of New Orleans-style jazz featuring this great Savannah-based group and enjoy an overview of the NEA Big Read’s impact on our community.
The Fabulous Equinox Jazz Orchestra features Jeremy Davis, band leader, tenor sax player, vocalist and “The Kingpin,” and Clayton Johnson, the voice, the trombone and “Mr. Showtime.” Davis, a Louisiana native, has led various bands on over 200 shows a year on the road prior to forming the Equinox Orchestra. His groups have been featured at festivals, theaters and venues all across the country. Johnson, raised in a family of preachers, teachers and folk/Southern Gospel singers, was born to inspire and entertain. He has performed since childhood on thousands of stages from L.A. to NYC. The two lead the Fabulous Equinox Jazz Orchestra, performing the greatest songs and the best original arrangements, as well as bringing phenomenal musicianship to the stage. Fashioned in the style and swagger of the legendary entertainers lead by Frank Sinatra, Davis & Johnson are putting their own stamp on the Great American songbook, graced with a touch of Motown, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Elvis and more, offering a freshness and relevance that speaks to every soul.
The NEA Big Read has offered ongoing programming for the month of September, with each event centered around the chosen book, Ernest Gaines’s A Lesson Before Dying. The events have included a dinner featuring Cajun food and Zydeco tunes, book discussions, a series of Little Talks lectures discussing the themes of the novel, and more. Don’t miss this fantastic close to a great month of events.
The Fabulous Equinox Jazz Orchestra Quintet performance is free and open to all EGSC faculty, staff and students, as well as all members of the community. This event is sponsored in part by the Mill Creek Foundation and the EGSC Vision Series.