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July Friday Jazz

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Emrah Kotan poses with his drums.

Event Details

July 19, 2019
6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.


Free with Museum Admission ($14.50)
Free for Members (tickets available at the door)


High Museum of Art

Event Description

Mark your calendar for live jazz at the High, hosted by Jamal Ahmad from Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta’s jazz station! On the third Friday of every month, you’ll enjoy music, drinks, and art. Each month will feature a different style of jazz, from straight ahead to free jazz, bebop to swing, and more.

Emrah Kotan

Emrah Kotan is a classically trained percussionist who moved to the United States from his native Turkey and earned a master’s degree in jazz studies from Georgia State University. His debut album, The New Anatolian Experience, is a collection of original compositions and arrangements that fuse world music and jazz to create stylistically sophisticated vibes and a genuine model of personal artistic expression.

After playing some of the world’s most renowned venues—including the Istanbul Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, and The Blue Note in New York—Emrah has become one of the most sought-after musicians in the Atlanta music scene for his versatile musical ability, which transcends genres and cultures. He is involved in various musical projects and is the drummer/percussionist for Grammy Award–winning artist India.Arie.

In addition to performing, Emrah is an enthusiastic music educator who has conducted master classes. He teaches private music lessons to students of all ages and is Director of the Jazz and World Percussion Ensembles at Agnes Scott College. He lives in Atlanta.

Free with Museum Admission ($14.50). Free for Members (tickets available at the door)
Seating for Friday Jazz is limited and opens at 6 p.m. There is no reserved seating. Standing room is plentiful. Friday Jazz is FREE with Museum admission and FREE for members.

Join us for Drink and Draw during each Friday Jazz from 6 to 9 p.m.
Drop in and sketch live, clothed models with guided instruction by Georgia State University drawing instructor Larkin Ford. We welcome all ranges of drawing experience, including guests who are picking up a sketchbook for the first time!

Prepay for guaranteed parking, take MARTA to the Arts Center Station (N5), or take a Lyft.

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Lyft is the official rideshare partner of The Woodruff Arts Center. New Lyft users may use the code WOODRUFFARTS for $5 off their first two rides. When heading to The Woodruff, ask your driver to follow in-app navigation directions to the drop-off areas on Callaway Plaza at the corner of Peachtree Street and 15th or on Arts Center Way.

Smithsonian Year of Music logo.This event is part of the Smithsonian Year of Music. For more information, please visit music.si.edu

Interested in having your band perform at the High for a future Friday Jazz event? Visit high.org/FridayJazzSubmission to get in touch.


July 19
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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High Museum of Art Atlanta
1280 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, 30305 United States
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