We’re throwing it back to 1928, when Swan House was constructed to be the retirement residence of the Inman family. Come and see how the house was meant to be used—for spectacular parties, historic cocktails, and live jazz on the lawn. Dress up is always encouraged, but not required!
This event is sold out.
Free parking is located on Atlanta History Center’s campus, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. The entrance to the event will be beside McElreath Hall.
MARTA bus route 110 stops along Peachtree Road, approximately 15 minutes walking distance from Atlanta History Center; rideshare should be directed to McElreath Hall.
ADA-compliant, paved paths are available to Swan House; a lift is available in Swan House to provide access to the second floor.
Food & Drink
Complimentary sweets will be provided, with specialty cocktails, mocktails, beer, and wine available for purchase. We recommend turning it into a date with a stop at a local Buckhead restaurant before your visit!
$20 for not-yet members, $15 for members, free for Insiders
Meet the. Jazz Quartet.
Margaret Banton has performed as a freelance and military musician and clinician in the Atlanta area for over 30 years, where she first served as saxophonist and vocalist with the Army Ground Forces Band, Ft. McPherson, Georgia. In 2013, Margaret retired from the Air National Guard Band of the South, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, where she performed as saxophonist and vocalist, and served as the band’s senior enlisted leader. Equally versatile in classical, jazz, and R&B genres, Margaret performs with several large and small ensembles in and around the Atlanta metro area, including performing as saxophonist with the Atlanta Wind Symphony, principal saxophonist and jazz band leader with the Tara Winds, and saxophonist and vocalist with the Carollton Jazz Orchestra. She also performs with several tribute bands that tour throughout the U.S.
Dan Coy began actively playing in Atlanta in the mid-1970s, and through the years has been opening shows for Herbie Hancock, Jeff Lorber, Dave Samuels, Patricia Barber and David Benoit.
Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, Michael Cruse is a soulful musician taking audiences by storm.Michael attended The University of Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music on scholarship for Commercial Music Production & Jazz Performance, studying trumpet, piano, and voice. He now performs across the nation with his group The Michael Cruse Quintet, The Michael Cruse Trio, and other ensembles including The Company Band, Hot Magnolias, and The Cohésion Jazz Ensemble. In 2016 he portrayed NYC-based trumpeter Ernie Royal in the film “Miles Ahead,” starring Don Cheadle as Miles Davis. Michael has performed along side the likes of: Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Bootsy Collins, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, John Von Ohlen, Terrence Blanchard, KeKe Wyatt, Mike Phillips, Adrian Crunchfield, Craig Bailey, Kim Pensyl, John Fedchock, Steven Bernstein, Yoron Isreal, Roy Hargrove, Nicholas Payton, Kevin Harris, Johnny O’Neal, Benny Green, Quincy Phillips, Pharezz Whitted, The Cohésion Jazz Ensemble, The Blue Wisp Big Band and many more. With a soulful sound and beautifully composed works, Michael is a standout artist and performer in the Atlanta music scene.
Penelope Williams is at home in the world of performance, Penelope has studied with the masters, honed her technical abilities through countless hours of dedicated work and developed a strong experience-based, live performance presence. This commitment has led to opportunities for Penelope working as a performer in countless venues across the globe. A lifetime performing as a soloist as well as a member of a large ensemble, Penelope delivers her music at the highest standards. Not all who perform can or want to teach. Penelope has a deep desire to bring out the inner talents of students, young and old. Penelope has developed and led many music and arts programs. She has taken them from infancy and grown them to become top-quality performance organizations bringing joy to performers and audiences alike. Leading a program of diverse, individuals passionate about their craft is a challenging and intricate process.