Local jazz musician to reunite with band for concert (via WRDW12)

A jazz musician with ties to the Augusta area is bringing his band back together after 15 years for a concert in Columbia County.

Wayne Hoey, a longtime leader of several ensembles and programs, will reunite with his band “All that Jazz” as part of the Candlelight Wine&Dine Concert Series on Saturday, July 16 at the Columbia County Amphitheater behind the Library in Evans. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Hoey is no stranger to the area. He lived here for years after retiring from the military, and was an active member of the Augusta jazz scene along with his band mates during the 1980s and 1990s. He developed what is now the Candlelight Jazz Concert Series, the Conservatory Jazz Band, and worked with numerous organizations and agencies as an unofficial ambassador for jazz music.

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