An Evening of Jingle Bell Jazz with Athens A-Train Band
Athens A-Train Band
Dec 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Doors open 6:00 PM
Ticket sales ended Dec 7, 2017 11:55 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
By Golly, Get Jolly! Join The Athens A-Train Band, with featured vocalist Christina LaFontaine, as they perform jazz standards with a variety of musical styles including swing, latin, ballads, blues and boogie - with a festive twist. A combination of jazz standards and Christmas tunes (Santa Baby, Please Come Home For Christmas, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, and so on) will be intertwined seamlessly throughout the evening. So bring your dancing shoes and your favorite people to celebrate with and we'll see you there!
- All Ages Show -
Music : Genre: Acoustic,Jazz,Oldies,Pop,Swing/Ragtime
Christina’s terrific voice and personality onstage make her a crowd-pleaser and she complements the band's style with her extensive knowledge and feel of the genre. Some of Athens’ finest musicians grace the instrumentals including Mike Jones - saxophone, Dave Gastley - guitar, Darrin Cook - bass, Jamie DeRevere - drums and Ron McClendon - keyboard. The group does favorites performed by traditional artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and current singers such as Michael Buble, Diana Krall, Harry Connick, Jr. - Doors open @ 6pm for dinner & drinks! All ages are welcome!

Christina LaFontaine, featured vocalist for the Athens A-Train Band, brings energy and an easy stage presence to the group. She especially enjoys singing ballads and latin arrangements of jazz standards. Beginning her jazz standard appreciation at an incredibly young age, she truly feels and appreciates the genre and her 10+ years of vocal training have added a polish to her natural talent. In addition to her extensive vocal experience, Christina's 10+ years as a professional wedding planner with Consultants Unlimited ensures that your event timeline will be in good hands.

Mike Jones plays tenor saxophone for the Athens A-Train Band. Mike is a talented jazz soloist who is able to interpret songs of various musical styles in a sophisticated yet intensely soulful manner. He plays in the style of the great jazz saxophonists such as Ben Webster and Stan Getz. His thorough understanding of music and creative tune writing provides the band with original compositions and new ideas song arrangements. For example, an energetic tango that Mike wrote and that A-Train performs is packed with intensity and fills the dance floor.

David Gastley plays guitar for the Athens A-Train Band. He has been playing music in the Athens area for over 20 years. Dave's guitar stylings reflect the influence of Joe Pass, the renowned guitar recording artist who worked with all the jazz greats. He transitions flawlessly from jazz, swing, ballads and latin to blues. As several of Dave's fans have remarked, “... he can make the guitar sing".

Darrin Cook, who plays upright bass for the Athens A-Train Band, is a serious musician who has excelled in playing bass, both upright and electric, in a considerable number of bands in the Athens area. He has served as the principal double bassist for the Athens Symphony. One of his skills that keep him in demand as a side man is his uncanny ability to " make a song work". He has the skill to play music of various styles always in an outstanding manner. Darrin’s solid technique and artistic prowess add greatly to Athens A-Train Band's unique sound.

Jamie DeRevere plays drums for the Athens A-Train Band. Jamie has also played in a number of bands in the Athens area, quite often with Darrin Cook. They have known each all their lives growing up locally as cousins. Jamie and Darrin form the rhythm section of the band and their play together is impeccable. Jamie is a master of all the jazz and swing beats from intricate latin rhythms to bebop. He is able to play a ballad tastefully and to really let loose with an up-tempo jazz tune.

Ron McClendon, keyboard player for the Athens A-Train Band, has played with several bands in the Athens area for over 20 years. He enjoys playing music of various styles, particularly latin, jazz, swing, and blues. His expertise is in voicing chords on the keyboard to complement the talented vocal and instrumental soloists of the band. With an extensive knowledge of so many styles, Ron has an easy style on the keys and on stage. more >>>
Ticket Prices

College Ticket at Door


General Admission


Reserved Table for 4 (MEZZANINE)