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So Clint Eastwood walks into a bar ..

Big band jazz artist Joe Gransden and his friend Clint Eastwood

Big band jazz artist Joe Gransden and his friend Clint Eastwood

A jazz club, actually.

Clint Eastwood, in Atlanta filming “Trouble With the Curve,” stopped by Cafe 290 to hear his buddy Joe Gransden and his 17-piece big band this week.

Eastwood and the jazz artist have been friends for years.

“He heard one of my CDs years ago,” Gransden said. “They called and asked if I would come out and perform at a party. Since then we’ve been really good friends.”

During Eastwood’s time here he and Gransden have dined at spots including R Thomas and Veni Vidi Vici and have played some golf.

“He’s just so laid back and nice and relaxed,” Gransden said.

He told his friend about this week’s show at Cafe 290 and Eastwood said he’d try to make it. Well, he did.

“He had to take a million pictures and sign a million autographs,” Gransden said. “He’s always so great about that.”

So, was it nerve wracking to have a famous guest in the audience?

“When a guy like that comes in we want to pump it up a notch,” Gransden said.

His upcoming gigs include performances at 7 p.m. March 24 and March 31 at Loews Hotel in Midtown; at 8:30 p.m. April 2 and April 16 at Cafe 290 and at 9:30 p.m. April 14 at Churchill Grounds. You never know who might show up.

Other recent notable sightings …

Actor Kevin Bacon, who’s here working on a television pilot in which he plays an FBI profiler, stopped by Krog Bar on Saturday.

San Diego Chargers linebacker Takeo Spikes was spotted at The Tavern at Phipps on Friday afternoon and Sunday night.

Pro golfer Dustin Johnson had lunch at Joey D’s Oak Room on Tuesday.

Actor Adam Scott, who’s in Atlanta filming “ACOD,” stopped by the Legoland grand opening at Phipps Plaza over the weekend.

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