GRAMMY winning tenor saxophonist, Kirk Whalum, returns to One World Theatre with his much celebrated series, The Gospel According to Jazz. He combines the stylistically sounds from his Memphis youth with the natural, expressive spiritual waves jazz embraces.
Whalum’s international career catapulted due to the encouragement of friend and mentor, legendary pianist Bob James. His much sought after style and passion has resulted in collaborations with Al Jarreau, Quincy Jones, and Barbara Streisand. Film scores likes Boyz in the Hood andPrince of Tides include his lush and insightful contributions. It’s Whalum’s passionate saxophone on the mega hit ‘I Will Always Love You‘ sung by Whitney Houston from The Bodyguard soundtrack.
The 12-time GRAMMY nominated musician’s impressive resume includes three Dove Award nominations, an NAACP Image Award nod, and two Stellar Awards (Gospel music’s highest honor). His GRAMMY for Best Gospel Song award came in 2011 with ‘It’s What I Do‘ featuring Lalah Hathaway.
Gerald Albright is a ‘musician’s musician.’ His staggering career has crossed over into jazz, R&B, and contemporary music. During the 80s he left his mark on recordings with Anita Baker, Olivia Newton-John, The Temptations, Whitney Houston, Quincy Jones, and many more. Along the way, he has sold over a million albums in the U.S. alone and has appeared on nearly 200 albums by other artists.
Albright’s many GRAMMY nods include Kickin It Up and Sax for Stax. His next project, Slam Dunk, includes his original compositions and a cover of former tour mate, Phil Collins, ‘True Colors‘.
Sheléa is constantly writing and singing. Her notable collaborations include Stevie Wonder, Carly Simon, Jimmy Jam, Take 6, and Arturo Sandoval. Her newest release, Love Fell On Me that features the much-talked about single, ‘I’ll Never Let You Go‘.
For this event, all seats may be purchased with or without dinner. Ticket prices are: Prime: $80, House: $65, Side: $40. Service fees apply. Dinner is available at $28 per ticket.