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Soulful, passionate, stirring… these are the words most often used to describe Kirk’s music. Forged from his Memphis, TN gospel roots, Kirk’s big, rich tenor sound is unmistakably his. The 80’s were highlighted by his stepping out of his blossoming sideman role and forming his own band. It was in Houston where jazz pianist Bob James “discovered” him and brought him on tour, which led to five successful albums, including “Cache”, Kirk’s first #1 album. As well, Kirk and Bob received a Grammy nomination for their collaboration album “Joined at the Hip”. After moving to L.A., Whalum became an in-demand session player for artists like Barbra Streisand, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, Quincy Jones and Whitney Houston. It’s his sax heard on the mega-hit, “I Will Always Love You.” To date, Kirk has released over 25 solo recordings and received numerous awards for his musical excellence including amongst others three Dove Award nominations, an NAACP Image Award nomination and 12 Grammy nominations. In 2011, he won his first Grammy award (Best Gospel Song – “It’s What I Do”). In addition to his many solo projects, Kirk is a member of the soul/jazz group, BWB, with Rick Braun (trumpet) and Norman Brown (guitar).

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Multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Brian Culbertson grew up near Chicago. His musical journey began at the age of 8 on piano, adding drums at 9, trombone at 10, and bass at 12. So naturally gifted was Brian, that he started composing original music for his 7th grade piano recital. He flourished in school bands throughout high school and moved to downtown Chicago to continue his musical studies at DePaul University. In 1994, aged 20, he self-produced his debut album. Since releasing “Long Night Out”, Brian has released fifteen more albums, travelled around the world and seen his name at the top of Billboard and radio charts. He has worked and performed with industry all-stars like Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, Larry Graham, Michael McDonald, Chris Botti, Barry Manilow, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, and Chuck Brown, just to name a few. Furthermore, he has received numerous awards. Brian is currently working on a new “romantic” themed album which will be released on Valentine’s Day 2018.

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!!! Single ticket sale starts on 15. July 2017 !!!