On Labor Day weekend, jazz will be smoking at the 31st Annual Detroit Jazz Festival. One flamekeeper, honoring the history and tradition of his music, will be on the scene and carrying the torch for modern jazz. Jazz saxophonist and Vandoren artist, Kirk Whalum, is performing live, Saturday, September 4, 2010.
Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to take in some memorable melodies from one of modern jazz’s finest musicians. Tune in to The Woodwind & Brasswind‘s Live Webcasts page, powered by Band Director.com.
Whalum is slated to appear on the main stage from 9 – 10:30 p.m., EST. To see the complete line up at the Detroit Jazz Festival, click here.
Whalum, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, first gained wide-spread attention in the mid-‘80s through a partnership with Bob James that produced three well-received albums, including his break-through outing, And You Know That! (1988). He went on to record jazz hits that earned their rank at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart, Grammy nominations, and a Stellar Award. To see a full collection of Kirk Whalum’s music, click here. Or to hear a music sample, tune in to his 2010 Bible in Your Ear podcast.