Alive After Five 2015 announces shows

KNOXVILLE, TN—The Knoxville Museum of Art announces the spring series of Alive After Five, premiering with Kelle Jolly & The Will Boyd Project on Friday, March 20, from 6-8:30 pm. This year’s spring series features six shows, concluding on May 8, 2015.

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The KMA Alive After Five 2015 spring series premiers with a performance of jazzy R & B by some of the most talented musicians in Knoxville. Kelle Jolly & The Will Boyd Project bring classic standards to life with their soulful stylings and bluesy grooves. Photo courtesy Michael Gill.

Combining a voice reminiscent of Sarah Vaughn and Oleta Adams with an effervescent stage presence, Kelle Jolly is the perfect counterpoint to her husband Will’s cool virtuosity on any of the saxophones he chooses to play. Kelle is the host of “Jazz Jam” on WUOT 91.9FM and the co-host with Robert Minter of “What’s Goin’ On” on Community TV. Besides his own Project, Will stays busy playing regularly with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, The Streamliners Swing Orchestra, and The BluePrint.

Alive After Five is a unique live music series presented on twenty-eight Fridays per year in four seasonal series. The programs take place in the smoke-free, casually elegant setting of the Ann and Steve Bailey Hall in the Knoxville Museum of Art. There is a live band on stage, seating at tables, two cash bars, food from area restaurants, free freshly popped popcorn, free parking, and a licensed therapeutic masseuse available. Audience members can enjoy listening to music, dancing, and browsing the museum’s art galleries.

Admission to the Spring series premier of Alive After Five is $10 for general admission and $5 for museum members and college students with ID. Ages 17 and under are admitted free. Alive After Five is sponsored by Cherokee Distributing Company, Knoxville Mercury, and WDVX-89.9FM. For more information about the Alive After Five series, please contact Michael Gill, Alive After Five Coordinator, at (865) 934-2039.

The 2015 Spring Series Schedule for “Alive After Five”:

(all shows 6:00-8:30 pm)

March 20 – Kelle Jolly & The Will Boyd Project ($10, $5)

April 10 – The Streamliners Swing Orchestra ($15, $10)

April 17 – Leftfoot Dave & The Magic Hats ($10, $5)

April 24 – SoulfulSounds Revue ($10, $5)

May 1 – Robinella ($10, $5)

May 8 – TABOO ($10, $5)