Jazz At The Bowl Tickets
Not one, not two, not even three but some of the biggest names of Jazz, the legends of this great musical genre, are getting together under one roof, under the banner of Jazz at the Bowl, just for you! Names no less than Bobby McFerrin, Chris Botti, Gladys Knight, George Benson, Hugh Masekela, Wynton Marsalis, amongst others, will be showcasing their exceptional Jazz playing talent during Jazz at the Bowl 2011.
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Jazz At The Bowl
Gladys Knight is not called “Empress of Soul” for nothing; she has won 4 Grammy Awards, amongst many other prestigious awards, whose list is rather long. She became an artist to reckon with in 1960’s and 1970’s with mega-hits like “That’s What Friends Are For”, “Men”, “Missing You”, “Next Time”, “I Don’t Want to Know”, “Superwoman”, “Where Would I Be”, “Meet Me in the Middle”, just to name a few. Her band, Gladys Knight & the Pips, ruled R&B/soul charts for decades. She still rules the hearts of all true lovers of Jazz music.
The singer of a worldwide famous song, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”, Bobby McFerrin is an American Jazz, classical music, world music, and reggae artist. McFerrin is perhaps the only artist who can create percussion noise from his mouth and by tapping on his chest. He can also sing multiphonically. His album, The Voice, was recorded without overdubbing or accompaniment, making it the first Jazz solo album to do so. McFerrin also makes use of his celebrity status and participates in music education programs. He visits different American high schools as guest lecturer and music teacher, and instills the values he has learned from music into the next and upcoming American generation. It is also pertinent to mention here that he has won the Grammy, on ten different occasions. Yes ten Grammy Awards!
Christopher Stephen “Chris” Botti is an American composer and trumpeter. He has been nominated for the prestigious Grammys’ on 5 occasions and his albums have reached the very top of Billboard Jazz albums chart. A child prodigy and a gifted musician, he has been playing trumpet since the age of 9. Miles Davis and his mother are his idol and early influences. He has been formally educated in Jazz. Under the tutelage of trumpet professor Bill Adam and Jazz educator David Baker at Indian University, he had the chance of further honing his trumpet playing skills. He also studied with saxophonist George Coleman and trumpeter Woody Shaw. His albums, Italia, To Love Again: The Duets, When I Fall in Love, Night Sessions, Midnight Without You, are part of every Jazz lovers library.
Another ten-time Grammy Award winning artist, George Benson, too, shall be gracing the stage at Jazz at the Bowl 2011. Benson is an American soul, R&B, funk and Jazz musician. To list his albums is rather a time consuming task but Songs and Stories, Givin’ It Up, Irreplaceable, Absolute Benson, Standing Together, That’s Right, Love Remembers, Tenderly, Twice the Love, 20/20, and Give Me the Night, are worth mentioning.
It is also pertinent to mention here that Jazz at the Bowl does not only invite the American Jazz artists but Jazz artists from all over the world. The fact that Hugh Masekela is one of the guests at this year’s Bowl, goes on to show Jazz at the Bowl’s worldwide appeal. Masekela is a South African singer, composer, cornetist, flugelhornist, and a trumpeter. His most recent stuff could be heard in We Are One, which was released this year. He has released countless other studio albums, since 1964.
Wynton Marsalis is indeed the first to win Pulitzer Prize for Music, in addition to winning nine-Grammy Awards. An American music educator, bandleader, composer and trumpeter, he is also the Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. He has played especially for the younger music lovers, to instill values of classical music, especially Jazz, at an early stage. For best Jazz instrumental solo albums, check out Marsalis’s Black Codes, Hot House Flowers and Think of One.
Surely Marsalis, Masekela, Benson, Botti, and McFerrin are the gods of Jazz, with Knight being the “goddess”. It is not every day that these artists come together and play on the same stage. This is a unique opportunity for all Jazz lovers to see and enjoy their favorite musicians, playing together. So what is the wait for, buy your Jazz at the Bowl Tickets now!
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