The Fayette Citizen-Weekend Page
Wednesday, September 16, 1998
Amphitheater set to host

hot jazz of Spyro Gyra

Jazz band Spyro Gyra will perform Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. at Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City.

Spyro Gyra formed in 1975 and hit the charts in 1977 with "Shaker Song." This was at a time when there wasn't a radio format catering to the contemporary instrumental sounds of Spyro Gyra, Herbie Hancock, David Sanborn and others. "Back then we were exploring this music as an adventure," said saxophonist Jay Beckenstein. Twenty albums later, the group still performs around the country.

The 20th album "Road Scholars" was released last year. "That same idea is behind this live album: playing the music we love with the same enthusiasm that we had when we first started playing just for the love if it," Beckenstein said. "We just happen to have been fortunate enough to get the breaks that allowed us to build a lifetime of performing experience from it."

Tickets for Spyro Gyra are $15 in advance, $18 the day of the performance. Gold tables in the orchestra section are $125, picnic tables are $110. All tables seat six people. There is a $3 service charge on all orders.

Tickets may be ordered by phone (770-631-0630, 24 hours), fax (770-631-0430), mail or in person at the Amphitheater Ticket Office, 191 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, 30269. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. The web address is

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