The 36th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival will present BWB on May 24th with special guest Chrisette Michele!!
Originally brought together by Matt Pierson, Executive VP of Warner Bros. Jazz, the Braun-Whalum-Brown group BWB was conceived as an updated twist on a spirited ensemble vibe, with the trio of instrumental superstars showing up to the party and jamming live in the studio. According to Pierson, “As a guitarist, Norman is the George Benson and Wes Montgomery of his generation, Kirk is the most influential saxman of his generation and Rick, with his background in straight ahead jazz, brings an authentic, classic jazz trumpet vibe to the smooth jazz world. I liken BWB to ‘Wes Montgomery Plays the Beatles.’ They are great players having fun doing beloved tunes with new, funky arrangements.” Look for their new album to be released on Concord Records this summer.
Singer Chrisette Michele was featured along with Musiq Soulchild on “Ah Yeah,” the single from jazz pianist Robert Glasper’s 2012 Grammy winning album, BLACK RADIO. In late 2012 she excited fans with a surprising free mix tape project, Audrey Hepburn: An Audiovisual Presentation. On her latest CD, BETTER, Chrisette sounds confident and composed even when laying her heart on the line. From the emotional Prince-like balladry of “You Mean That Much To Me” to the old-school R&B-flavored title song, Chrisette showcases her renewed faith in love. She says, “Being able to sing these songs is about the ability to love again.”
Tickets to BWB, with special guest Chrisette Michele, at Chastain Park Amphitheatre on Friday, May 24 at 7:30 pm are $55.00 and $45.00 for reserved seating and $35.00 for general admission lawn seating. All tickets are subject to applicable service charges. Event time and date are subject to change. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.
This is a table set-up concert. Coolers and carry-ins are welcome. All shows at Chastain Park are Rain or Shine. Visit the official web site at www.atlantafestivals.com for the latest schedules, news and information.