Kirl Whalum – Steel City Jazz Festival | Birmingham, AL | June 1 – 3

Kirl Whalum

Soulful, passionate, stirring…these are the words most often used to describe Kirk’s music. Forged from his Memphis, (TN) gospel roots and his 1980‘s initiation into the thriving Houston, TX nightclub scene, Kirk’s big, rich tenor sound is unmistakably his.  The 80’s were highlighted by Kirk’s stepping out of his blossoming sideman role and forming his own band. It was there that Kirk ultimately developed both his “voice” and songwriting in the crucible of the local club scene––especially at a rooftop club called Cody’s.  It was also in Houston where jazz pianist Bob James “discovered” him and brought him  on tour, which led to five successful albums with Columbia Records, including Cache, Kirk’s first #1 album. As well, Kirk and Bob received a  Grammy nomination for their collaboration album, Joined at the Hip. After moving to Los Angeles, Kirk became an in demand session player for top artists like, Barbara Streisand, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, Larry Carlton, Quincy Jones and most notably, Whitney Houston, amongst many others. It’s his sax heard on the mega-hit, “I Will Always Love You.” Kirk soon followed that career high point with his phenomenal hit album released on Warner Bros. Records, For You,  perhaps the most successful of over 25 solo recordings to date; others include his eclectic Gospel According to Jazz series, (Chapters 1, 2 and 3).

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Come Have An Experience You'll Be Talking About For Years To Come!!

Steel City Jazz Festival Family prepare for the return of the world’s leading Jazz Artists Marion Meadows, Norman Brown and Kirk Whalum and The Legendary David Sanborn! Brand New to our already incredible roster, get ready to enjoy The Incomparable Jeffrey Osborne the Dazzling Ms. Rachelle Ferrell!!! -- the Remarkable & One And Only O'Jays!! and Saxophonist Extraordinaire Boney James!!!!!!

The O'Jays

Boney James

Rachelle Ferrell

Marion Meadows

Norman Brown

Kirk Whalum

Jeffrey Osborne

David Sanborn

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This’ is just the beginning Family! The 2017 Steel City Jazz Festival will bring today’s most innovative and revered Jazz Artists up close and personal in Birmingham’s intimate Linn Park.



If you’ve attended Steel City Jazz Festival, you know firsthand the abilities of David Sanborn, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown and Marion Meadows to literally bring the Sun and Stars down with their mind-blowing unforgettable performances!!!!!



Now, with The O'Jays, Rachelle Ferrell, Jeffrey Osborne and Boney James, you’ll have plenty to tell your Family and Friends about the time when "YOU were there!!!” Get Ready And Don’t Miss Out On The 2017 STEEL CITY JAZZ FESTIVAL!!!!! It's going to be Better Than Ever!!