Snap on 2&4 w/ Kirk Whalum
The next Snap on 2&4 event at NJW will be something special indeed as NJW presents Grammy award-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum in concert in the Jazz Cave!
The roots of Kirk Whalum's unmistakable rich tenor sound are in his Memphis soul upbringing. From there, he prospered in the Houston, TX nightclub scene before being "discovered" by jazz pianist Bob James. Kirk then went out on the road and began a recording career that only continues to get better. He has more than 25 solo recordings, including several #1 albums, and he has earned 3 Dove Award nominations, an NAACP Image Award nomination and 2 Stellar Awards - Gospel music's highest honor. An 11-time Grammy nominee, he won his first Grammy award for Best Gospel Song with "It's What I Do," co-written with Jerry Peters.
In addition to his solo career, Kirk has recorded with top artists including Barbra Streisand, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, Larry Carlton, Quincy Jones, and most notably Whitney Houston, whose smash hit "I Will Always Love You" was fueled by Kirk's famous sax solo.
Kirk's new album "Romance Language" is an homage to the legendary 1963 ballads album of John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, and features the vocals of brother Kevin Whalum in the role of Hartman.
If you've never seen Kirk Whalum step on stage for a straight ahead, swinging jazz performance, you are in a for a rare treat. Joining the saxophonist on this date will be longtime friends and NJW directors Lori Mechem on piano and Roger Spencer on bass, as well as the incredible Marcus Finnie on drums and special guest Kevin Whalum on vocals.
For more information on Kirk, visit kirkwhalum.com.
The show will consist of two sets, beginning at 8pm, and admission is $30 for adults / $15 Students with ID.
Advance purchase is highly recommended. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 25 at 10 am, online or by phone at 800-838-3006 (24/7). Tickets will also be available by phone during business hours at the Workshop at 615-242-5299. A small convenience charge is added to online or 800-number purchases.
Seating is reserved. Patrons purchasing tickets online will have the opportunity to select their seats. For parties of fewer than four, management reserves the right to reassign seats should this become necessary to accommodate all patrons. Seating is a combination of 4-person tables and bar stools. SEE BELOW FOR A VENUE MAP. Parties of less than four may be seated at tables with other patrons.
Policies: The Jazz Cave is a BYOB establishment, with no alcohol or food service. You are free to bring alcoholic beverages and snacks. We sell soft drinks and bottled water. The Jazz Cave is a listening room, and we ask patrons to keep conversation to a minimum and silence cell phones.
Nashville Jazz Workshop
1319 Adams Street
Nashville, TN 37208
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|