The Sound Wall Supper Club & Live Jazz

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The Sound Wall
605 Avenue B
Opelika, AL 36801
Kate Hood
Event Assistant
P: 256.595.2624
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Sponsored by The Sound Wall

Date: July 19th, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM until 11:00 PM

The Sound Wall Supper Club is a monthly gathering to experience new and exciting cuisine prepared by a professional chef. Only 32 seats at the table, so get your friends together and reserve the whole table OR come and meet someone new. The Supper Club is for those who enjoy going out for dinner and trying something new. Come as strangers and leave as friends!

"Sitting at a table for 10, of which I knew one person was exciting. Sharing a meal is one of the best ways to get to know a person. The social awkwardness fades once good food is in front of you. I now have new contacts, if not friends, and a better appreciation for mankind's ability to connect with each other no matter how different we are." - Emily Key, Opelika Observer

This month, we welcome Patrick McCurry! PATRICK MCCURRY has worked as a supporting saxophonist and reed player for hundreds of musicians throughout the southeast since he played his first professional gig at age 17. Most of his collaborators have been hardworking local and regional groups, but he has appeared on stage with names like Rosemary Clooney, Margaret Whiting, composer Richard Kingsmore, saxophonist Rick Margitza, and pianist John Oddo.

Patrick studied jazz in New Orleans at Loyola University. While there, he worked and performed with visiting jazz greats Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Peter Erskine, John Fedchock, and Jiggs Wigham, as well as that city’s jazz masters Al Belletto, Tony Dagradi, Michael Pellera, and Johnny Vidacovich. He earned a Master’s degree in chamber music from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, where he studied with James Houlik, a pioneer in concert saxophone music.

Patrick considers the vibrant musical culture of New Orleans and the expressive genius of Houlik two of the strongest driving forces in his artistic endeavors. After their second child, Patrick and his wife moved home to Auburn, Alabama, and had a third. He founded a chamber group, The Woodfield Trio, leads a working jazz quartet, and is a member of the jazz trio Cullars Improvisational Rotation with Dan Mackowski on guitar and Jason DeBlanc on bass.

Patrick runs a weekly free-concert at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art that presents free, one-hour midday concerts, performed by faculty, professional, student, and amateur musicians and a few of the world’s most accomplished touring artists. As do many artists, Patrick operates under a wide array of avatars, namely performer, presenter, promoter, producer, composer, arranger, music engraver, and arts writer.

In 2018, he added college educator to the list when he accepted a position teaching saxophone at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama. This month, we also welcome Chef Chris Wilton!

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A four-course French Style Meal Arancini with Peas and Mozzarella with Marinara Tomato Panzanella Salad Wilton's Lasagna Ricotta and Mascarpone Cannoli

*Let us know if you have any allergies!

*Feel free to bring your own bottle of wine or beer for dinner and after dinner drinks!

*This event is BYOB

*You can park at the AU Bank or at the studio.