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Dashill Smith plays trumpet in a train station.

Event Details

October 18, 2019
6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.


Free with Museum Admission
Free for Members


High Museum of Art

Event Description

Mark your calendar for live jazz at the High, hosted by Jamal Ahmad from Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta’s jazz station! On the third Friday of every month, you’ll enjoy music, drinks, and art. Each month will feature a different style of jazz, from straight ahead to free jazz, bebop to swing, and more.

October features the music of Dashill Smith.

About Dashill Smith

Dashill Smith with his trumpet.

Dashill Smith is a trumpeter, singer, songwriter, composer, and lyricist who has graced many stages during his career. He has performed with legends including Roy Ayers as well as James Brown band alumni Bernard Purdie, Jabo Starks, Fred Wesley, and Clyde Stubblefield. Smith has also shared stages with the likes of the Brand New Heavies, Outkast, Les Nubians, Dionne Farris, Roy Hargrove, Angie Stone, and Common. He recently appeared in the Emmy Award–winning film Bessie, starring Queen Latifah. He regularly performs with Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective, Russell Gunn’s Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra, and Kebbi Williams’s Wolf Pack. Smith currently leads his band NewKleer, a musical ensemble that combines jazz improvisation, hip-hop, funk, and soul to create an edgy and invigorating blend of mind-bending, body-moving music.

Drink and Draw
From 6 to 9 p.m., drop in for Drink and Draw and sketch live, clothed models with guided instruction from Georgia State University drawing instructors. No experience required.


Prepay for guaranteed parking, take MARTA to the Arts Center Station (N5), or take a Lyft.

Lyft logo.
Lyft is the official rideshare partner of The Woodruff Arts Center. New Lyft users may use the code WOODRUFFARTS for $5 off their first two rides. When heading to The Woodruff, ask your driver to follow in-app navigation directions to the drop-off areas on Callaway Plaza at the corner of Peachtree Street and 15th or on Arts Center Way.

Smithsonian Year of Music Logo.This event is part of the Smithsonian Year of Music. For more information, please visit

Interested in having your band perform at the High for a future Friday Jazz event? Visit to get in touch.