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Thursday September 22, 2022

06:15 PM - 11:00 pm

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Thursday, September 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

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Singer/Songwriter Tony Hightower is taking up the mantle to be a bridge that ushers R&B audiences into Jazz…Real Jazz. With years of experience as a musical performer and actor with familial roots that place him firmly within the music’s firmament,
Atlanta-native Hightower is still just getting started on this benevolent turn in his journey. And he is bringing a lot of young people with him.

Tony Hightower, a man of the Hip Hop/R&B generation, is known all over ‘The ATL’ for singing some of everything to put food on the table. The late, great Gerald Levert once stopped a session to call his legendry father Eddie Levert of The O’Jays to brag about him! He’s sung with Soul luminaries such as Lionel Richie, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and OutKast. He’s sung memorable jingles for the Georgia Lottery, Coca-Cola and Kroger. As an actor, Tony has also been featured as one of the most valuable players
in many of mogul Tyler Perry’s stage productions, movies, and TV series. However, the last 7 years have found him totally devoted to jazz, on a mission into bring the real deal to fresh young audiences in memory of Mr. Freddy Cole, at whose funeral he tearfully
blessed in song. “In jazz, I have so much to learn, and I am loving the challenge! Sitting in, being seen, learning the vocabulary… On THE NEW STANDARD (2016), I worked hard to ensure that my tone was tight and that my songwriting mirrored the timeless
songs of yesterday…with no over the top R&B vocal acrobatics. Before the pandemic, I performed at jazz festivals. I am 100% true to this artform.”

No statement could be truer with one listen to Hightower’s divinely varied latest offering, LEGACY, so titled as a tribute to his mother who sadly passed away from colon cancer. “When my mom passed, she said she did not want a funeral,” Tony states. “She wanted a party! So, we took over the Ray Charles Theater at Morehouse College for a visual and musical experience attended by the cream of Atlanta music society. She was honored with a proclamation from the city and October 29 was declared ‘Theresa
Hightower Day.’ I sang ‘Here’s to Life’ a song my mother often closed her shows with. I didn’t know if I could get through it but went well…though I cried at the end. I knew I needed to record it.”

Thursday September 22, 2022

6:15 pm - 11:00 pm

All Ages

Cover: $25.00





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