Red Hot Jazz Gala Hits a High Note

05/06/2009

By all accounts, the 4th Annual Black, Silver and Red Hot Jazz gala held April 18 was a huge success, netting nearly $13,000 to benefit the small learning communities of North Atlanta High School.

Nearly 200 people attended the black-tie affair, including former U.N. Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, who was honored for his support of North Atlanta’s International Baccalaureate program in its earliest days at North Fulton High School.

The Jazz Band offered up a stunning variety of jazz standards under the direction of Reginald Colbert, giving the patrons plenty of reasons to take to the dance floor.

The silent and live auctions raised thousands, and anyone who was there can attest that Principal Mark Mygrant has a second career waiting for him as an auctioneer/ringmaster/vaudevillian.

A big thanks to everyone who came out to support the event and to the dedicated Red Hot Jazz Committee led by North Atlanta parent and Foundation trustee Nancy Meister. The bar is set high for next year.

North Atlanta Jazz Band swinging hard

North Atlanta Jazz Band swinging hard

Andrew Young visits with North Atlanta students on April 15; young was honored at Red Hot Jazz for his support of the IB program in its early days

Andrew Young visits with North Atlanta students on April 15; Young was honored at Red Hot Jazz for his support of the IB program in its early days

Matt Meister, Maria Dieci, Steven Nguyen, Annelise Mackinnon, Lucy Wille and Land Wright broke out the evening wear to join the festivities.

Matt Meister, Maria Dieci, Steven Nguyen, Annelise Mackinnon, Lucy Wille and Land Wright broke out the evening wear to join the festivities.

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Join us for Red Hot Jazz April 18!

04/10/2009

Join us for our 4th Annual Black, Silver and Red Hot Jazz gala to benefit the learning communities of North Atlanta High on Saturday, April 18, 2009!

This marquis event features a silent auction, cocktails, dining and dancing to the beat of the award-winning NAHS Jazz Band.  We’ll be honoring former U.N. Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young for his contributions to our renowned International Baccalaureate program.

This is a great way to reconnect with the school, alumni and the Foundation.  We look forward to seeing you!

When – Saturday, April 18, 2009 7:30-11:00pm

Where – The Temple Ballroom- 1589 Peachtree St. in Midtown

Attire – Cocktail attire/ Black tie optional

Tickets – $75/couple, $40/individual, $30/NAHS Teachers & Students (includes dinner and cocktails, what a deal!). Make your reservations online or mail a check payable to North Atlanta High School Foundation, PO Box 52122, Atlanta, Georgia 30355.