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Kevin Whalum

Jun 16th 2018 @ New Daisy Theatre

Memphis, TN
Saturday, June 16th, 2018
8:00 PM
New Daisy Theatre
330 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3131
VIP entrance: 6pm

Gen Doors: 7pm
Show: 8pm

World Wine and Jazz presents the Downtown LIVE! Jazz Concert Series featuring French Jazz Guitarist Marc Antoine and Memphis' own Jazz Vocalist Kevin Whalum.

Join us for a Celebration of French Wine and Culture !!!
Saturday June 16, 2018 
Showtime at 8:00pm at the Newly Renovated New Daisy Theater

Prepare to receive a delectable 3 course serving of Fine wine, Great food, Fun people and Smooth jazz for dessert  !!!
VIP SEATING, LUXE LOUNGE SUITES for 12 guests/with personal hostess / server and Limited Reserved General Admission seating is available. 
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Marc Antoine brings musical influences from all over the world with Reggae, Classical, Carribean, Jazz and Latin genres, just to name a few. He's written and produced musical scores for a host of movies such as "Get Shorty"; "The Fan"; "Patch Adams"; "Midnight In The Garden Of Good and Evil"; "Demolition Man"; and "Celtic Pride" and toured with contemporary jazz artists like Dave Koz, Chris Botti, Jeff Lorber, Jeffrey Osborne, David Benoit, Larry Carlton and others, he also performs or records with Jazz Legends such as Peter Erskine, Jimmy Haslip, Mike Mainieri, Dave Valentin, Christian McBride, and Mark Egan to name just a few. Marc was honoured when George Benson mentioned him as one of his favorite guitarists.

Also on the menu is Kevin Whalum, one of Memphis' own !!!
Legendary jazz keyboardist and producer George Duke once described vocalist Kevin Whalum as "butter," and that's about the best depiction I've heard.  Whether covering soul, jazz, scat or gospel, Whalum's smooth, sweet voice (think of Will Downing as a tenor) makes him one of the most exciting new artists.

The younger brother of noted jazz saxman Kirk Whalum, Kevin grew up in Memphis in the shadow of Olivet Baptist Church, where his father, the Rev. Kenneth T. Whalum, served as pastor.  The church, known as a magnet for great singers and musicians, became a centerpiece of Kevin's life as a youngster, creating both a religious and a musical foundation for him.  Young Kevin observed and absorbed the music at Olivet, all of which influenced him as he grew.
After graduating from Morehouse College, Whalum moved to Chicago, where he played with a band called Fast Forward.  Two years later, he moved to Nashville, which was then becoming the epicenter of an exciting confluence of gospel, jazz, soul and folk led by such artists as Tommy Sims and Michael McDonald. Kevin appeared as a guest vocalist on brother Kirk's noted 1997 release, The Gospel According To Jazz, Chapter 1, and as part of Kirk's band at that year's Stellar Awards.
His journey ultimately led him to create Timetable, his independently released debut album.  Timetable was the result of many years of dreaming and songwriting, and it sounded like Whalum was trying to condense a lifetime of experience on it, as the album moved among multiple genres while attempting to fully introduce Whalum and his talents to the audience.  The result was an exceptional debut that, despite the various styles, came across as a thematic album that focuses on Whalum's three loves: Faith, family and music (and sometimes conflicts between them).