The Woodwind & Brasswind Hosts Saxophonist Kirk Whalum’s Internet Broadcast

Kirk Whalum, one of jazz’s premier sax players stars on The Woodwind & Brasswind‘s live webcast Labor Day weekend, for the 31st Annual Detroit Jazz Festival.

Jazz saxophonist and Vandoren artist, Kirk Whalum, performs live, Saturday, September 4, 2010 at the 31st Annual Detroit Jazz Festival for The Woodwind and Brasswind’s live webcast. To take advantage of this amazing opportunity and hear one of modern jazz’s finest musicians, tune in from 9:00 to 10:30 p.m., EST.

Whalum, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, first gained wide notice in the mid-‘80s through a partnership with Bob James. That collaboration produced 3 well-received albums, including his 1988 break-through outing, “And You Know That!” Whalum went on to record hits that ranked at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart, earned Grammy nominations, and won him a Stellar Award. Kirk Whalum’s music collection and his podcast 2010 Bible in Your Ear are both currently available online.

Whalum’s performance at this year’s Detroit Jazz Festival is a tribute to one of his principal musical influences—influential R&B artist Donny Hathaway. The eldest daughter of the legendary Mr. Hathaway (who passed away in 1979), Lalah Hathaway, will make a special guest appearance as the key vocalist during Whalum’s set. Whalum and Lalah will be backed John Stoddart on keyboards and vocals, Braylon Lacy on bass, Kevin Turner on guitar, and Marcus Finnie on drums.

Whalum brings his own voice to the stage while celebrating Hathaway’s life and musical stylings. If you are a Whalum fan and a musician, check out Kirk Whalum’s Vandoren signature mouthpieces and products at The Woodwind & Brasswind.

For more live music performance gems, please check back to The Woodwind & Brasswind‘s Live Webcasts page. Upcoming live webcasts are updated frequently.

The Woodwind & Brasswind, established in 1978, is headquartered in South Bend, IN. Facilities include the Band & Orchestra Superstore and an attached office to supporting a growing e-commerce website, a robust music equipment catalog business, and a thriving educational and institutional division. Look for more updates on The Woodwind & Brasswind’s products, programs, new endeavors, and initiatives at their website (WWBW.com).

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Posted On: Medford, OR August 29, 2010

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