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Jason Collier playing the trumpet.

Event Details

October 15, 2021
6:00 pm –9:00 pm


Members: Free
Not-Yet-Members: $25
Registration Required


High Museum of Art

Event Description

This is not your typical Friday Jazz. Curated by Jason Collier, the event will feature two musical areas where musicians will play throughout the evening, layering notes, improvising melodies, and drawing on inspiration from jazz history.

On the Piazza
6–6:45 p.m., 7:10–7:55 p.m., 8:10–8:50 p.m.
Jason Collier (Trumpet)
Dishan Harper (Bass)
Louis Heriveaux (Piano)
Che Marshall (Drums)
Matt Miller (Tenor Sax)

On the Orkin Terrace
6:15–7 p.m. and 7:40–8:30 p.m.
William Hollifield (Tenor Sax)
Patrick Arthur (Guitar)

Reserve your tickets today for Friday Jazz!

About Jason Collier

Jason Collier headshot.

Jason Collier is a trumpeter, vocalist, and arranger/composer based in Atlanta and is the leader of the Jason Collier Music Project. The goal of his group is to create a place for the trumpet’s voice in the modern landscape of music. The synthesis of trumpet, voice, and composition can be found in Collier’s most recent singles, “Buy Your Own Destiny” and “The Grind,” available on Bandcamp.

In 2016, Collier was the recipient of the Johnny Mercer Assistantship at Georgia State University. This immersive arranging experience pushed him out of his comfort zone of writing only for small ensembles and required him to research and study the music of Johnny Mercer and the methodologies of big-band arranging. In 2018, he presented five unpublished works from the Johnny Mercer archives with the Georgia State University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Gordon Vernick.

Collier has performed with ATL Collective and Atlanta Funk Society and is a current member of Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics. He is active in the Atlanta music scene, where he performs, records, and teaches online trumpet and arranging lessons.


Before your visit, please review the High’s COVID Guidelines.

Safety Precautions

  • All guests over the age of two, even if fully vaccinated, are required to wear a mask while inside the Museum.
  • In designated outdoor and indoor areas, guests may remove their masks to enjoy a beverage or snack.
  • If weather permits, some of the evening’s performances will take place outside. For outdoor performances, visitors are permitted to bring lawn chairs. Visitors are responsible for storing their lawn chairs in their cars before entering the Museum.

General Information: 

  • Due to the popularity of this event, we ask that you reserve tickets online in advance of your visit.
  • Members enjoy free tickets to Friday Jazz; however, tickets must be reserved in advance.
  • Guest passes are valid for general admission only and cannot be redeemed during this event.
  • Seating is extremely limited, and priority is given to guests who have accessibility challenges.
  • No outside food or beverage is permitted.
  • Parking in the Woodruff Arts Center garage is free to members; however, capacity is limited and will be first come first served. Members must show proof of membership upon entering the garage: membership card (plastic or digital) or membership purchase confirmation email.
  • For MARTA access, take the train to Arts Center Station (N5), and then follow the signs up to the campus level. For access through Lyft, Uber, or other ride sharing services, follow in-app navigation to the drop-off areas on Callaway Plaza at the corner of Peachtree Street and 15th or on Arts Center Way.


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

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