Thu, Dec 20th, 2018 @ 7:30PM

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    Seating in the on the floor. First come first serve.

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    This seating is on the floor, closer to the stage.

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    VIP seating for all shows for the month of December. Please call for reservation first. 404-577-2500

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Event Description

Laws taught himself to play alto saxophone at the age of eleven and after an eye injury sidelined early dreams of a career in professional baseball, partially to fulfill his mom's dream of playing the horn, his instrument became his all-consuming passion. He studied music in High School, at Stephen F. Austin State and Texas Southern University, developing a progressive mastery and technique.

In 1970 he moved to Los Angeles, where he found work under the tutelage of such legendary talents as The Jazz Crusaders and Hugh Masakels. His formative training also included stints with Jazz pianist Walter Bishop Jr. and organist Doug Cann. He was a member of the 70's much-revered soul group Earth Wind and Fire where he played tenor and soprano sax for a two-year stint, before finally venturing out to pursue a solo career.

Assisted by immortal Jazz great Donald Byrd, he soon signed his first recording contract wit Blue Note Records, resulting in the impressive debut album Pressure Sensitive (1975), produced by family friend, Wayne Henderson, (a founding member of the contemporary jazz pioneers The Crusaders), which rapidly emerged to become the longest selling album, at that time, in the 42 year history of the label. Pressure Sensitive, was followed up by his second album Fever (1976)

Controversy quickly erupted around him, with so called Jazz "purists", criticizing Laws' inventive, non-traditional, "Jazz Fusion: style. Laws promptly answered his critics by also scoring unprecedented crossover success in R&B and Pop, in addition to Jazz and receiving multiple awards in the process.

Thu, Dec 20th, 2018
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375 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta GA, 30313