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Friday Jazz featuring Emmanuel “Chops” Smith
Event Details
April 20, 2018
6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Free with Museum Admission
High Museum of Art
Robinson Atrium

Mark your calendar for live jazz in the High’s atrium on the third Friday of every month, hosted by Jamal Ahmad from Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta’s jazz station! Music, drinks, art—no matter the month, every Friday Jazz offers a great lineup featuring different styles of jazz, from straight ahead to free jazz, bebop to swing, and more.

April features pianist Emmanuel “Chops” Smith who has been playing piano since age three. Trained in classical, jazz, and contemporary music, “Chops” has performed in venues throughout the Southeast and with such artists as Russell Malone, Chris Potter, Paquito D’Rivera, Kenny Werner, Randy Brecker, and more. He released his debut jazz album, CHOPS, in November of 2017. To learn more, visit Emmanuel “Chops” Smith’s website.

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

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 Drawing in the Galleries during each Friday Jazz from 6 to 9 p.m.

Drop in and sketch live, clothed models in our galleries. We welcome all ranges of drawing experience, including guests who are picking up a sketchbook for the first time! Learn more about Drawing in the Galleries.

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