Engage | Event

Alive After Five presents: Brooke Alford—The Artist of the Violin

August 12, 2022 6:30pm - 8:30pm


When you think of the violin, you may immediately think of orchestras and symphonies, yet the violin has been a very prominent instrument in the world of Jazz. Artists like Regina Carter, Noel Pointer, Eddie South and the first lady of Jazz Violin Ginger Smock (among others) have shown just how Jazzy you can get with a violin. Brooke Alford, The Artist of the Violin is one of today’s stand-out contemporary jazz violinists. This Aberdeen, North Carolina native who calls Atlanta, GA home is blazing the airwaves with her 2021 Smooth Jazz single release “SHINE” and her latest 2022 single “New Day”. Both songs will be featured on her highly anticipated 5th CD.

A Smooth Jazz Charting Artist and Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Listee, Brooke Alford, The Artist of the Violin is an artist who consistently strives for excellence all-round. Since the start of her professional career in 2007, Brooke has independently released 1 LP and 2 EPs under her company and label, Alford Enterprises & Entertainment Group, LLC. Her second CD, “The Viosocalist” EP was produced and released under The Platinum Crown Music Independent label. Brooke’s official national radio debut occurred in 2018 with her Smooth Jazz single, “Closer” featuring award-winning International Recording Artist Bob Baldwin. Brooke’s body of work encompasses a fresh and creative blend of Smooth Jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Western European Classical, and more.

Opening for some of the best musical artists and entertainers in the industry has catapulted Brooke’s career to outstanding heights thus far. These notable artists and entertainers include The Whispers, Mint Condition, Peabo Bryson, Najee, Will Downing, Marion Meadows, Paul Taylor, Marcus Johnson, India.Arie, Tony, Toni, Tone`, and the late iconic Comedians Paul Mooney and Dick Gregory. She has also recorded with Saxophonist Marcus Anderson and Chante Cann, and has shared the stage with Julian Vaughn, Alex Bugnon, Ryan Kilgore, and several others in the Contemporary Jazz arena. www.brookealfordviolin.com

This event will be in conjunction with the opening of the special exhibition Radcliffe Bailey: Passages.
KMA members will enjoy FREE ADMISSION after the opening reception.

Come for the art, meet the artist, and stay for the music!




Members: FREE!
Non-Members: $20
Members with AA5 pass: FREE
Kids under 12: FREE

Doors open at 5:30pm. Music begins at 6:30pm. Cash bar.
Street level galleries remain open until 8pm and attendees can view the beautiful exhibitions on display.
The KMA Gift Shop is open to guests until 6pm and offers a variety of exciting and unique gifts for everyone.

Food will also be available for purchase, provided by Dulcie’s Cafe!

Dulcie’s offers authentic Jamaican cuisine including Curry Chicken, Jerk Chicken, Red Snapper, and Salmon, with side dishes including fried sweet plantains, cabbage, mac and cheese, garlic potatoes, and more!

Sponsored by Cherokee Distributing Company.

Ticket sales are final and non-refundable. Masks are welcome but not required.

This project (was/is) supported, in whole or in part, by the federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.