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Toni Redd released her album, Her Reddness featuring Kirk Whalum in October 2015. She is an internationally known performer. Her smooth style of singing infuses R&B, contemporary jazz and classical soul that gives her a unique sound. Do you most often actively seek inspiration or does it find you? Or is it a combination of the…

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Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum says “I’m pretty sure that the average person doesn’t consider music a high calling: it is.” This is evident as Whalum elevates his Gospel According to Jazz series to a new level with The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter IV DVD. In this documentary-style concert film Whalum chronicles his recording process and offers candid reflections…

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Rolling out recently spoke with Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist and songwriter Kirk Whalum about his latest project, The Gospel According to Jazz (IV), his work with the STAX Museum and his love of music. Was there a particular moment when you knew you wanted to seriously pursue music? Who were your musical influences? I always say…

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The men of BWB (Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown) are reuniting with a new album and tour this summer. They will appear with special guest Chrisette Michele, Friday, May 24 at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. Their musical passion and groove intensity defines the truest heart and soul of today’s contemporary jazz. Look for their…

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  Located in the fourth largest city in the United States, Texas Southern University  is one of the nation’s largest Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Houston.  TSU boasts a diverse student body with more than 9,500 students and about 1,500 faculty and staff. Since Texas Southern University’s inception, it has developed many well-known and successful alumni from…

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