Archive for July 18, 2010

Kirk Whalum will be on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Mon. Aug 2nd. Tune in! If you’ll be in LA or have friends there share it and join us! They book tickets ~4-6 weeks in advance, so hurry!

You can get tickets for the show here:

Legendary Guitarist, Phil Upchurch celebrates his 69th birthday at Catalina Jazz Club on Monday, July 19, 2010 from 7:00 PM-10:00 PM. Joined by Special Guest Musician’s and Jim Maddox, Former Dean of the Atlanta City Council the longest serving elected official in Atlanta history.

As an added bonus Jim Maddox will launch his retirement vacation in Los Angeles, CA. Admission is Free, there will be a no-host bar and a dinner menu is available for an additional fee.

These two men have shared their God talents from their youth with selfless dedication to their communities; never looking back. They are pioneers, with the gift of weaving progressive music and international fibers together. The best is yet to come! They are my Father and husband. What more can a woman want than to celebrate the two together. Say’s daughter, wife and actress Sonya Maddox-Upchurch.

Phil Upchurch is a native of Chicago, IL, who now resides in Los Angeles. Many may have recognized him as a prolific guitarist whose distinctively funky, blues-steeped jazz style graced well over a thousand recordings across the popular music spectrum, and the legendary Phil Upchurch has also recorded 27 albums of his own leadership, with a new one on the way, featuring original music on WONDERVISION Music! Phil Upchurch has been a prominent figure in the blues, soul, R&B and jazz circles for more than 50 years.

During Jim Maddox 32 years of public service, he was worked tirelessly to support the economic and social needs of not only District 11, the entire city of Atlanta, also International visibility. Using his strong leadership skills he was able to successfully negotiate and gain support for legislation that will have a long-term positive impact in the city of Atlanta. Jim Maddox has been extremely instrumental. In the early 1980’s. Serving as Chair of the Atlanta City Council Transportation Committee, he introduced the legislation for the Advisory Committee on International Relations for the city of Atlanta. He had oversight responsibilities for all transportation issues surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport including major airport improvements in preparation for the Centennial Olympic Games. To name a few of their major accomplishments,