Celebrating the Spirit of Johnny Mercer
Georgia’s own Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics to over 1,400 songs, including four Academy Award-winners. Hard-bop trumpeter and vocalist Joe Gransden and special guest vocalist Robin Latimore join Georgia State’s Jazz Band in a tribute to Mercer’s incomparable legacy.
Presented by The Johnny Mercer Foundation & Georgia State University Library.
This concert is made possible by generous support from The Johnny Mercer Foundation and the Georgia State University Library.
Joe and Kenny Banks perform 7-10pm the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays every month at The Select in Sandy Springs!
Catch Joe and His 16 Piece Big Band every 2nd Tuesday monthly at Atlanta’s Hottest new venue Roaring Social in downtown Alpharetta, Ga!
“Joe has an innate ability to connect with an audience. His singing and trumpet playing are world class. Throw in his 16 Piece Big Band and you have something very special!”
Click here to check out Joe’s feature in the Jan. 2018 edition of Atlanta Magazine!
“Joe is a young man with and old soul and a classic voice. He is a great new talent with a wonderful sense of humor to boot. And don’t forget, he plays a hell of a trumpet!”
Joe Interviewed On Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio
“I love listening to Joe perform because he has a marvelous connection with the music he plays and sings. His innate understanding of interpreting classics is something that you can’t learn, it’s natural. He is a great musician!”
“… Joe Gransden is one of those rare musicians that has it all. He is an incredible instrumentalist with the technique of a virtuoso. His imagination let’s him improvise as we’ll as anyone on the planet and yet he retains a sense of melody that let’s listeners of all musical tastes enjoy his wonderful playing. That should be enough, but for Joe, its just the beginning. Add to this a beautiful singing voice that let’s him do all of the above with words!!! As I said, Joe really does have it all!”
” Joe is an extraordinary musician and on top of that, a wonderful person and that ain’t no lie. With Joe singin’ and the band swingin’ It’s a Beautiful Thing!”