Saturday, July 12, 2008

Alex Lattimore Releases Promise - Legendary Café 290 Hosts CD Release Party

Velvety vocalist Alex Lattimore has been around the world and has returned home sweet home for a local tour of venues. The multi-talented musician was honored with international success in both South Africa and Japan while touring with The Ananda Project, and is ready to celebrate the independent release of his debut solo CD, Promise. A series of local concerts will expose Atlanta audiences to this International phenomenon. The famous Café 290 will host a CD Release Party for Lattimore on July 26th.

Originally from Chicago, Lattimore’s musical journey began for him as a child, when he prepared for his illustrious career by performing with groups such as the Chicago Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Roosevelt University Jazz Band, and the University of Chicago Chamber Orchestra. Relocation to Atlanta led Lattimore to lend his talents as horn player and vocalist with many local, national and international acts. Tina Turner, Luther Vandross, Michael McDonald, India Arie, and many others have benefited from Lattimore’s immense musical abilities with vocals, flugel horn, synthesizer, Rhodes piano and Moog organ.

Khari Simmons, the former bass player for India Arie, led a performing group called Jiva, in which Lattimore served as the male vocalist. Notable Atlanta moments for Alex Lattimore include placing as a finalist in The Future of Jazz Competition, performing at The Atlanta Jazz Festival, Super Summer Celebration at The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, and at Villa Christina’s 4th Annual Summer Jazz Series.

“Lattimore’s lead vocals sum up what love is all about: simple, beautiful, and honest,” says Atlanta-based DJ Emmerald. Recorded and arranged with exquisite care, Promise combines R&B, jazz and blues. On Promise, Lattimore has truly crafted an album for lovers. So turn down the lights, light the candles, pour the wine, and enjoy the mood created by Lattimore’s artful musicianship.

Lattimore will celebrate the release of Promise at a venue that feels like home for the local musician, Atlanta’s own legendary Café 290, voted “best place for jazz in Atlanta”. Admission is $10 and the music starts at 9:00. For more information, please visit

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