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SAX FOR STAX
featuring Gerald Albright &
NOKIA Theatre Times Square
March 27th, 8:00PM
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Gerald Albright and Kirk Whalum are among the most respected, multi-dimensional and sought after saxophonists to straddle the fence of jazz and R&B. Stax Records is the legendary Memphis-based recording company that defined southern soul from the late ‘50s to the mid ‘70s. Turn the former loose on the latter and what do you get: The Sax for Stax Tour, featuring Gerald Albright and Kirk Whalum; a soul stirring stew of down home rhythm and blues chased with a mason jar of jazz. The tour inspired by the Gerald Albright, Peak Records project Sax For Stax, will unquestionably be one of the hottest and most intriguing of the year.
Whatever Gerald Albright musically puts his mind to, whether it be contemporary jazz, straight-ahead or turning his attention to a contemporary tribute to a legendary institution, Stax Records, be stands in a class all his own. Gerald has always been known for his energy on stage, his unique percussive, yet soulful sound, and his upbeat, crowd-pleasing performances, which always brings the audience to their feet.
Joining Gerald on the Sax For Stax Tour is one of contemporary jazz’s most talented and influential stars; Memphis native son, and one of Gerald’s closest friends, Kirk Whalum. Kirk has a total of 8 Grammy nominations, including one for his most recent album, Roundtrip. It is certainly appropriate for Kirk to join Gerald for this exciting tour, not only because Kirk recorded with his good friend on the album itself, but also because he is the first Artist-In-Residence of the STAX Music Academy.
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