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This year, celebrate 20 years of great jazz with the CAU Guild and their guest artist Ramsey Lewis.  Both live and silent auctions will be held during the event. Over the years, this event has attracted more than 1000 attendees at each event and has raised more than $1.8 million to support scholarships for Clark Atlanta University students.

Be part of “The In Crowd” with Ramsey Lewis

Composer, pianist and jazz legend Ramsey Lewis was selected by the Guild as guest artist for the 20thAnniversary JUTS, to be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013.


Mr. Lewis first captivated fans with his debut album, “Ramsey Lewis and the Gentlemen of Swing” by Ramsey Lewis Trio in 1956. By 1965, he was one of the nation’s most successful jazz pianists, topping the charts with "The In Crowd" “Hang on Sloopy” and “Wade in the Water.” To date, Mr. Lewis has three Grammy Awards and seven gold records to his credit.


The CAU Guild

Founded in 1992 by former Clark Atlanta University, Judge Brenda Hill Cole, the CAU Guild seeks to increase awareness of Clark Atlanta University’s unique contributions to the cultural life of Atlanta and the nation. Guild members include women on the CAU faculty, staff and alumnae of the University, as well as some of Atlanta’s most influential community and business leaders who are advocates for the University and its performing arts programs.

The purpose of this organization is to develop a diverse group of volunteer women who will commit their time and resources to build awareness of the University’s art, music, drama and film programs. Specifically, the Guild will actively raise scholarship funds for students participating in the arts, drama, music and film at the University. While there may be several events in which financial support will be solicited, the Guild’s primary fund-raising event is its annual “Jazz Under the Stars” concert.