Dionne Farris Teams with Jazzman Russell Gunn to Revisit Her Song Catalog

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This Atlanta musical treat is already halfway over, so you better jump on it (dog gone it!) tonight if you want to enjoy any of it. Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter Russell Gunn and Grammy-winning vocalist Dionne Farris have combined for two nights of great music: last night, Friday (Oct.12) and tonight, Saturday (Oct. 13) at Churchill Grounds located at the Fabulous Fox Theater.

According to Creative Loafing Atlanta, these Atlanta-based music heavyweights are taking the stage (for two shows each night) — along with the members of Gunn’s Quartet (Kevin Smith on bass, Louis Heriveaux on piano, Henry Conerway III on drums) — to serve up, says Gunn, “the Dionne Farris songbook with arrangements by yours truly.”

That said, keep your ears peeled for what I’m sure will be some unexpected and surprising takes on Farris classics like “Hopeless,” “I Know” … and hopefully newer cuts such as “Hidden Charm,” “Every Day” and more.

Gunn is a creative, young lion on the jazz scene, who always entertains with his progressive approach to America’s original art form and Ms. Farris is an almost shy talent who seemed to pull back from the glare of notoriety when she could have blown up into a major star.

Be sure to catch ’em, if you can.

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