Serenbe, the progressive “new urban” community located just southwest of Atlanta, is nationally recognized for its mission to connect nature, culture and the art of living. The 1000-acre “agrihood” has 400 residents, a certified organic farm, farm-to-table restaurants, shops, art galleries, a spa, the highly acclaimed Serenbe Playhouse, an Artists in Residence program and more. Recently, Chatt Hills Music has been incorporating music into the mix at Serenbe and surrounding communities with a successful series of house concerts that have featured artists including Kevn Kinney, Minton Sparks, Grayson Capps and more. In April, Chatt Hills celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with Russell Gunn: A Tribute to Miles Davis and in May, a concert by Terreon Gully and Friends is part of the “40 Days of Jazz” series of events commemorating 40 years of the Atlanta Jazz Festival.
Russell Gunn: A Tribute to Miles Davis
Inn at Serenbe Oak Room
Russell Gunn, Atlanta’s own trumpeter, composer and two-time Grammy nominee, brings his quartet to Serenbe to perform a tribute to the legendary Miles Davis. He first paid homage to the fellow St. Louis, Illinois native in 2007 with the album Russell Gunn Plays Miles. Tremendously creative, Gunn leads large ensembles including The Krunk Jazz Orchestra and Elektrik Butterfly, and his latest release, 2016’s The Sirius Mystery, is a four-part suite described as a “genre-bending musical odyssey blending jazz, EDM, American trap, African drums, dubstep and Charlie Parker improvisation” all based on the mythology of the Dogon Tribe of Mali in West Africa. The Tribute to Miles Davis begins at 8 p.m. on Sat. April 15.
Terreon Gully and Friends
On May 21, a concert by Terreon Gully and Friends at the Serenbe Pavilion will be part of the “40 Days of Jazz” series of events culminating on Memorial Day Weekend with the 40th anniversary of the Atlanta Jazz Festival. Gully, who will be accompanied by pianist Marc Cary, trombonist Andre Heyward and unannounced guests, is affectionately called “Tank” by his colleagues and is known for his versatility and mastery of styles that incorporate straight ahead jazz, funk, fusion, Afro-Cuban, big band, R& B, hip hop and gospel. He spent a short time in Atlanta in the late 90s before relocating permanently to New York City, where he is in demand, performing and recording regularly with The Christian MacBride Band, David Sanborn and Yerba Buena.