Kirk Whalum Live at the Workshop
On Saturday, August 24, at 8pm Live at the Workshop 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.
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 founders Lori Mechem on piano and Roger Spencer on bass, as well as the incredible Marcus Finnie on drums.
For more info on Kirk, head over to kirkwhalum.com.
The performance begins at 8:00 pm in the Jazz Cave at the Workshop. Tickets are on sale now, and are $50 ($25 for high school and college students). Advance purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets are available online from brownpapertickets.com and are also available by phone at 800-838-3006 24/7 or 615-242-5299 during business hours.
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. Audio and video recording is prohibited. Ticket sales are final.
The Nashville Jazz Workshop is a nonprofit organization offering classes for all ages, instruments, and levels, public performances, and special events for the community. The Jazz Workshop is located in the Neuhoff Complex at the end of Monroe Street in East Germantown. For further information, contact the Nashville Jazz Workshop at 615-242-JAZZ (5299). www.nashvillejazz.org
Ticket sales are final.
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