Posts Tagged ‘Kirk Whalum’

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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The Smooth Cruises are back for summer ’17… On Wednesday, July 26th the Smooth Cruise summer season continues with the highly acclaimed collaboration of BWB – Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum & Rick Braun.

Enjoy the sights and sounds aboard the stunning Hornblower Infinity… as you cruise the Hudson River and take in amazing views of New York Harbor. Enjoy great music in an intimate setting plus the glorious NYC skyline!

July 26, 2017

Hudson River Park, Pier 40, 353 West St, New York, NY 10014

Beat the summer heat with this 3 day weekend of Jazz Funk and Soul music in Uptown Charlotte. The weekend features mid-day and evening concerts at the Belk Theater by some of the biggest names in jazz and contemporary R&B, followed by after parties in the lobby with live music.

Friday, July 28, 2017 – 7:00 pm

The QC Summerfest kicks off today in the Belk Theater with Boney James and Althea René.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 2:00 pm

The QC Summerfest today features at 7pm in the Belk Theater: Gerald Albright and Kirk Whalum.
Before the show, Jonathan Fritzén performs a 2pm matinee in McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square.

Sunday, July 30, 2017 – 6:00 pm

The QC Summerfest concludes today in the Belk Theater with: Vocalist Eric Roberson and Ken Ford. Shan Shableek Richardson opens the show.

Blumenthal Performing Arts Ctr, 130 N Tryon St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Saturday, June 03, 2017 – 12:00 – noon

Corinne Bailey Rae, Incognito, West Coast Jam featuring Rick Braun, Norman Brown & Richard Elliot, Lee Ritenour, Pieces of a Dream, Candy Dulfer, Nathan East

Sunday, June 04, 2017 – 12:00 – noon

George Benson, Chris Botti, After All: A Capital Jazz Tribute to Al Jarreau, Maysa, Jazz Funk Soul featuring Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb & Everette Harp, Kirk Whalum, Lindsey Webster

For further information and to get tickets visit http://www.capitaljazz.com/fest/tickets.php.

Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland 21044

The 3-day Steel City Jazz Festival features: The O’Jays, Rachelle Ferrell, Najee, Kim Waters, Alex Bugnon, Michael Lington, Marc Antoine, Jeffrey Osborne, Jazmin Ghent, Boney James, Ken Ford, Marion Meadows, Paul Taylor, Kyle Turner and the Gulf Coast All Stars, Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp, Vocalist Maysa, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown, David Sanborn.

June 1-3, 2017

Linn Park, 710 20th St N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

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Jakarta Internation BNI Java Jazz Festival is featuring Adam Hawley, Alfredo Rodriguez, Anthony Strong, Arturo Sandoval, Beady Belle, Blood Sweat and Tears, Brian Simpson, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Chieli Minucci – Special EFX, Chuck Loeb, Cristina Morrison, Cyrille Aimee, Daniela Schachter, Dave Weckl, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dr. Lonnie Smith, DW3, Elan Trotman, Elliott Yamin, Eric Marienthal, Fareed Haque and Tony Monaco, Good Luck Heiwa (from Japan), Harvey Mason, Incognito, Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Kamal Musallam, Kinga and Irek Glyk, Kirk Whalum, Krystyna Durys & Durys Band, Lao Tizer Band, Maurice Brown, Mezzoforte, Morgan James, Nathan East, Naughty by Nature, Nicholas Payton, Nik West, Paulinho Garcia, Renegade Brass Band, Rick Braun, Ron King Big Band, Stanley Jordan and Wojtek Pilichowski. Furthermore a great list of Indonesian musicians.

03-05 March 2017

JIExpo Convention Centre , Jalan Benyamin Suaeb, Pademangan Timur, RT.2/RW.10, Pademangan Tim., Pademangan, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14410

orlando-jazz-festival-2017

The Orlando Jazz Festival features: David Sanborn, Boney James, Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown, Alex Bugnon, Najee, Kirk Whalum, Ken Ford, Rick Braun, Paul Taylor, Kyle Turner, Maysa, Chuck Loeb | Michael Ward, Marion Meadows, Michael Lington, Everette Harp, Marc Antoine and more!

For tickets visit this website.

March 10-11, 2017

Dr Phillips Center Seneff Arts Plaza, 445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801