An Evening of Sweetheart Jazz with the Athens A-Train Band
Athens A-Train Band
Feb 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Doors open 6:00 PM
Ticket sales ended Feb 15, 2018 11:30 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Whether you're on your first date, your 100th date, or just heading out with friends, Athens A-Train Band's "Sweetheart Jazz" has something for you this Valentine's weekend! Their mix of romantic ballads with upbeat swingin tunes blends a variety of genres from Latin to boogie woogie to blues and more. Come out for some vocal and instrumental numbers that will add some love to your night! So continue Valentine's Day week with us at the Foundry on Thursday, February 15th, and enjoy an evening of great music for listening or dancing. Make it a party with your friends or family or maybe just you and that special sweetheart!
- 18+ Show -
Music : Genre: Acoustic,Jazz,Latin,Oldies,Pop,Swing/Ragtime,World
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.
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.

Pat Strawser is featured on the keyboard. Pat is a very active keyboard player in the Athens/Atlanta area, playing with a variety of wedding bands, jazz groups, churches, and original outfits. While at home playing almost any style, Pat has a particular affinity for jazz. His unique improvisational approach bears resemblance to influences as disparate as Bill Evans, Floyd Cramer, and Rick Wakeman. When not onstage, he is a prolific composer and enjoys writing and recording original material in his home studio. more >>>
Ticket Prices

College Student Ticket at door


General Admission


Reserved Table for 2 (MEZZANINE)


Reserved Table for 4 (MEZZANINE)