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We are thrilled to be heading back to TAVOLA Italian Kitchen + Bar this Thursday night with our 4 piece!  Wooohooo!  Jazz standards andblues and some fantastic Italian Food.  This is gonna rock in a jazzy way.  Please call ahead to reserve your table.  Don't worry, we have speakers posted throughout the restaurant so you will be able to hear in any area you are seated.  We're excited to see you and play your favorite tunes.

TAVOLA Italian Kitchen +Bar

THU AUG 11 2016  //  7p - 10p

Book your reservations now by calling:  770.575.3001

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Our dear friend, Herman Jones, Jr, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016. Herman played saxophone back in the day in our band when we were at Ray's on the River as the house band on Thurs, Fri, Sat nites. He was an awesome bandmate and saxophonist. ALWAYS smiling. ALWAYS ready for the gig.  During our tenure at Ray's, Herman was offered a job as the Band Director at Benedict College in Columbia, SC, and so we said farewell as he moved on to another part of his journey. We all got to see each other a few years ago at fellow bandmate, Patrick Cowan's, wedding. Herman attended with his beautiful wife, Demetria. It was just the greatest surprise for all of us to be together again after so many years apart. None of us knew it would be the last time we'd see Herman. We loved Herman. We love him still. We know many of you would want to know that Herman has passed. Please keep his wife and two children and the rest of his family and friends in your prayers. This was completely unexpected - no warning. He collapsed while teaching class and was in the hospital in an induced coma and when they started bringing him out of the coma . . . things just didn't work out for those of us over here on the other side. RIP Herman Jones, Jr. We will always love you. We will always call you our HERMAN-ator! We miss you.

 

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But . . . . I like it warm.  HOT is, well . . . hot!  So . . . with summer upon us and the HOT WEATHER beaming down already here in the ATL, what's a girl to do?  Well, what I do is play music in as many climate controlled environments as possible!  The boys dig the climate control, too.  Who doesn't, really?  I have curly hair.  You may or may not have noticed.  Heat = sweat = more curls.  Sometimes I like to pretend that I have straight hair just like up there on top of the website ^. That's called Denial!  What does all of this have to do with music?  I'll tell ya - come on out to one of our fabulously climate controlled gigs and enjoy some beautiful jazz with Kayla Taylor Jazz or some groovy retro tunes with Retrograde Acoustic Duo.   All the dates are listed on the page called GIGS.

We will be back at TAVOLA after the Summer.  It was hard to get our schedules together with vacations happening on our end and on the restaurant's end . . .  so we will be back there in August.  Yippee!!!!  

Y'all enjoy the beautiful summer and send us some pictures from your vacations, or your gardens, or y'all just having fun.  

Peace, Love, Jazz & Folk Rock!

Come join us for another fantastic night of jazz and fabulous Italian Food at Tavola.  THEY'RE OFFICiALLY TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR OUR NIGHT ONLY!  So give them a shout at 770.575.3001.  We can't wait to see you there!!!

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THU MAR 10 7p - 10p 
KAYLA TAYLOR QUARTET
@ Tavola Italian Kitchen & Bar
4719 Lower Roswell Road
Marietta, GA  30068 
 770.575.3001 www.tavolaga.com 
(featuring Kayla Taylor - vocals; Steve Moore-guitar; Randy Hunter - sax; & Chris Riggenbach - upright bass)

WOW!  We just found out from Vincent, the owner of Tavola Italian Kitchen + Bar, that they plan to donate a portion of their proceeds from Thursday night's sales to the American Heart Association.  Vincent's family has recently been touched by heart disease and we are happy to help promote this most awesome night and help him raise more money to help in the fight against heart disease.  So . . . while you are at our gig enjoying the finest in Rat Pack Jazz, noshing on delicious Italian food - you'll also be helping The American Heart Association.  

COME JOIN US for a great night.   THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016, 7p - 10p,  Tavola Italian Kitchen, 4719 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, GA  30068.

Wow.  Here it is again. Thanksgiving.  Then Hanukah.  Then Christmas.  Then the New Year.  2016.  Its happened.  Another year has flown by 

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW to join Kayla Taylor, Gwen Hughes, Melanie Dobbins, Tom LaDow and the Jazz Jones Legacy for the DIVAS of SWING shows!   Friday, September 18 @ Chukkar Farms  and Sunday, September 20 @ The Chattahoochee Nature Center.  The concerts are benefitting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and are going to be massively entertaining.  Do NOT miss these shows!

This is the link to purchase tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/d/ga--roswell/atlanta-plays-it-forward/?view=list



We're in full SWING preparing for the next shows with the "DIVAS"
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Throughout this spring, summer and early fall.
This month's concerts benefit Childeren's Healthcare of Atlanta
       
Up Next: 

Divas of Swing 

September 18
 Chukkar Farm, 8 p.m. Friday
 

September 20
 Chattahoochee Nature Center, 6 p.m. Sunday

Accompanied by The Jazz Jones Legacy, Atlanta's star vocalists bring an exciting evening of song:

Kayla Taylor has the vocal control of a jazz songbird combined with the power of a rock vocalist, which makes for an experience that is both exciting and heartwarming.

Melanie Dobbins sings a wide musical genre with a beautiful simplicity--and, like a fine bottle of wine--has a voice that's smooth and expressive.

Gwen Hughes has a feline sense of assurance onstage and a voice full of humor. Imagine if Tina Turner and Cassandra Wilson somehow combined genetic material.. 
 

Reservations/tickets are available
 now via EVENTBRITE
 
Early Bird Prices Are:  
 
Pavilion Level -  Reserved Seating (Tables & Chairs provided)
Table for two-$40   
Table for four-$75
Table for six-$110    
Table for eight-$145
 
General Admission , first come first serve, bring your own lawn chair (no tables allowed)  $15 per person
 
   
Atlanta Plays it Forward supports a different local charity at each concert.
 
Corporate sponsorships for tables, concerts or the season are available!
 
Purchase your early bird seats now at: 
  

I gotta tell ya . . . its been a hot one down here in ATL or up here - or over here depending on where in the world you are.  Hope everyone is finding a way to stay comfortable.  Me, I'm running around trying to keep everything growing cause its been so dry.  We've got exciting shows coming up but wanted to give you a heads up that we're still at Ray's in the City - every Friday night except when we aren't so make sure you check the schedule to see if we are indeed there or email us at kaylataylorjazz@gmail.com to double check.

Now - a great show coming up NEXT WEEKEND.  Its on the patio that is shared by The New Orleans SnoBall Cafe and Dos Madras in Decatur, GA on West Ponce DeLeon.  We're playing there as a quartet from 5pm - 8pm.  Come on out and have some food, cocktails and snoballs.  That's SUNDAY AUGUST 9.  We sure would love to see y'all.  Bring your kids and make an evening of it.  Its early.  

That's about it for right now.  Let us know if you need us - we're always booking shows for private situations and we'd love to book one for you.

PEACE. LOVE. JAZZ!!!!

 Wow, folks!  It's been a minute since we've been able to bring the jazz trio back out to East Cobb and we've really missed you!  The wait is OVER!

Kayla Taylor Trio (featuring Steve Moore, guitar & Randy Hunter, tenor sax) will be performing this Thursday night, June 18 from 7:30-ish to 10:00 at COMMON QUARTER in East Cobb.  1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA.  You can call to make a reservation: 678.809.4040.  

Fantastic Food.  Incredible selection of adult beverages. Great music from us.  Great company because you'll be there.  

www.commonquarter.com

This is our first time there and we hope that you'll join us.  We'd love this to become a regular performance spot for us and you can help make that happen.  

 

Please come join us for a wonderful night with Kayla Taylor Quintet at this lovely little gem in Decatur.  The food is fantastic and the music will be even better - but nothing is as good as haivng you there - so come on out and join us.  We'll be playing from 7p - 11p and if the response is good then it will turn into a regular monthly gig for the quintet!  HOORAY!  

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