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Blue Stone Jazz: Matthew Kaminski with Annie Sellick

January 7, 2022    8:00pm

Music aficionados will enjoy musicians brought to Sandy Springs from around the metropolitan area and beyond.

Matthew is a versatile musician who’s proficient on the piano and accordion as well as the Hammond B3 organ. He’s been playing for the Braves since the 2009 season. NBC Sports online once wrote that “The Braves Organist is the Coolest Guy in the World.” Outside of his seasonal day job, Kaminski is a very busy performing and recording artist. He’s released three studio CDs on Tony Monaco’s Chicken Coup (Summit) Records: Taking My Time in 2010, Swingin' on the New Hammond in 2014, and Live at Churchill Grounds in 2016. Matthew is a member of a Latin Salsa orchestra called Orquesta MaCuba, plays accordion for a western swing band called Back in the Saddle, and leads a polka band called The Georgia Polka Connection by singing, playing the accordion and the organ. Throughout his performing career, Kaminski has shared the stage with notable jazz musicians: Dave Stryker, Don Braden, Kimberly Gordon, Henry Johnson, George Fludas, Greg Rockingham, Kyle Asche, Howard Paul, Bruce Forman, Jeff Hamilton, Leon Joyce Jr., Grant Green Jr., Gwen Hughes, Russell Gunn, Ethan Phillion, Jason Miller, Alphonso Ponticelli, Annie Sellick, and Pat Bergeson. Matthew also had the pleasure of performing with many notable musicians in other genres including: The Drifters, Puddles Pity Party, m.o.e., John Driskell Hopkins (Zac Brown Band), The Yacht Rock Revue, Tim Smith, Ruby Velle, Blair Crimmins, John McCutcheon, Chuck Brodsky, Alex Meixner, and Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers).

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Annie Sellick is a jazz singer who has performed in Europe, Japan, Canada and throughout the United States. She has performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival, West Coast Jazz Party, Newport Beach Jazz Party, Vail Jazz Festival and she opened for Curtis Stigers at the Gene Harris Jazz Festival. She toured with Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing. She has made six Japan tours covering twenty cities both as a soloist and featured vocalist with John DiMartino, David Hazeltine, Grant Stewart and the late Eddie Higgins. Annie has recorded four CD's on her own label Chalice Music, Inc. Fans on write, “To hear Annie sing is to feel like you’re falling in love…She doesn’t just sing, she swings, tells stories, shares her heart and celebrates simultaneously.

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Series: Bluestone Jazz

Venue: Studio Theatre

Cost: $30-$40

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