MCG JAZZ HAS NOW ANNOUNCED EVENTS AND ARTISTS FOR ITS 2017-18 SEASON
Arturo Sandoval: The Dear Diz Tour
Friday, September 22, 2017
Through his compositions from the most straight ahead jazz, Latin jazz or classical, Arturo Sandoval has proven himself as a prominent musician. This 10 time GRAMMY Award winner is one of the most brilliant and multifaceted musicians of our time.
Dee Dee Bridgewater Memphis
Friday, October 6, 2017
Few entertainers have ever commanded such depth of artistry in every medium than Dee Dee Bridgewater. Performing the lead in equally demanding acting/singing roles on Broadway and beyond, she secured her reputation as a consummate entertainer.
The Hot Sardines
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, the Hot Sardines aim to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world.
Friday, October 27, 2017
“I’ve always believed and found it to be true that most musicians play like their personalities. And I discovered that to be true of Earl…He played the guitar gracefully and kind and that’s how I found him to be as a person as well”. – Vince Gill
Django Festival All-Stars
Saturday, November 18, 2017
French guitarist and violinist Dorado Schmitt will be joined by a cast of fiercely swinging compatriots including his son, Amati Schmitt to represent the Django Reinhart legacy at its highest level.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Stacey Kent is a jazz singer in the mold of the greats. She has put her distinctive stamp on an impressive repertoire of standards over her career with her ability to communicate emotion through a nuanced and minimalist approach.
Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas with Bobby Caldwell and Marion Meadows
Saturday, December 16, 2017
The guitar styling’s of Norman Brown will be on display as he teams up with Bobby Caldwell and Marion Meadows to bring you a holiday celebration for the whole family.
The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe – The Art of Jazz
Saturday, January 27, 2018
The Birdland All-Stars have created new arrangements featuring the music of David Bowie and The Police, as well as Charlie Parker, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. Visual artist Jeremy Sutton will be touring with the group to create live art during the performance.
Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen
Friday & Saturday, Feb. 9 & 10
Few entertainers today are as accomplished as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country’s artistic legacy.
Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers with Bria Skonberg
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Two-time GRAMMY nominee Mindi Abair has made her mark as one of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US. Bria Skonberg mixes worldly trumpet rhythms and contemporary songwriting ability to create a sophisticated pop sound.
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra: Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald featuring Delores King Williams
Saturday, April 14, 2018
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra will come together with vocalist Delores King Williams, paying tribute to Ella’s Centennial with her vocal expertise.
* This show is off-site at the Hillman Center for Performing Arts
Poncho Sanchez And His Latin Jazz Band
Saturday, April 21, 2018
For more than three decades, Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources.
Friday, May 4, 2018
Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots and sensuous, alluring voice with her virtuosic instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. Elias celebrates 100 years of the Samba. “Samba is the most authentic and contagious dance rhythm of Brazil.”
At this time, tickets can only be purchased in packages. Tickets for individual concerts will be available later in the season.
For more information go to www.mcgjazz.com.
Ticket Packets on sale now include a minimum of four concerts at $49.50 per event. Tickets for single events will not be sold until later in the summer. Two additional concerts are included as "gifts" with early subscriptions: Monica Herzig on Mon.,April 24, and Shahin Nvralsi, on Sat., May 13.
MORE INFORMATION TO COME!!