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Tony Hightower w/The Henry Conerway Trio

Friday, September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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One event on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 7:30 pm

$25

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance.

(Doors open at 5pm for dinner/Seating begins at 6:15p for the first show & 9:00p for the second show)

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Singer/Songwriter Tony Hightower is taking up the mantle to be a bridge that ushers
R&B audiences into Jazz…Real Jazz. With years of experience as a musical performer
and actor with familial roots that place him firmly within the music’s firmament,
Atlanta-native Hightower is still just getting started on this benevolent turn in his journey.
And he is bringing a lot of young people with him.

Tony Hightower, a man of the Hip Hop/R&B generation, is known all over ‘The ATL’ for
singing some of everything to put food on the table. The late, great Gerald Levert once
stopped a session to call his legendry father Eddie Levert of The O’Jays to brag about
him! He’s sung with Soul luminaries such as Lionel Richie, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
and OutKast. He’s sung memorable jingles for the Georgia Lottery, Coca-Cola and
Kroger. As an actor, Tony has also been featured as one of the most valuable players
in many of mogul Tyler Perry’s stage productions, movies, and TV series. However, the
last 7 years have found him totally devoted to jazz, on a mission into bring the real deal
to fresh young audiences in memory of Mr. Freddy Cole, at whose funeral he tearfully
blessed in song. “In jazz, I have so much to learn, and I am loving the challenge! Sitting
in, being seen, learning the vocabulary… On THE NEW STANDARD (2016), I worked
hard to ensure that my tone was tight and that my songwriting mirrored the timeless
songs of yesterday…with no over the top R&B vocal acrobatics. Before the pandemic, I
performed at jazz festivals. I am 100% true to this artform.”

No statement could be truer with one listen to Hightower’s divinely varied latest offering,
LEGACY, so titled as a tribute to his mother who sadly passed away from colon cancer.
“When my mom passed, she said she did not want a funeral,” Tony states. “She wanted
a party! So, we took over the Ray Charles Theater at Morehouse College for a visual
and musical experience attended by the cream of Atlanta music society. She was
honored with a proclamation from the city and October 29 was declared ‘Theresa
Hightower Day.’ I sang ‘Here’s to Life’ a song my mother often closed her shows with.
I didn’t know if I could get through it but went well…though I cried at the end. I knew I
needed to record it.”

Details

Date:
Friday, September 23
Time:
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$25