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Women in Jazz presents Kyle Turner and Friends on September 17, 2017 at the One World Theatre, Austin, TX. This combination of saxophone from Kyle Turner, Michael Ward on the violin, and soulful vocals of Andre' James and Courtney Santana is the perfect mix for a dynamic evening of traditional jazz, smooth jazz, blues and a little old school R&B. Get ready to shout for more!
Tickets are $25, $35 and $40 plus fees, available at the One World Theatre Box Office, 7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin, TX, by phone 888-616-0522 or online at oneworldtheatre.org
For more information: kyleturnerandfriends.com or call 512-258-6947.
Women in Jazz Association, Inc. sponsors are the City of Austin, Hartbeat Productions, IBM, McDonald's Corporation, The Austin Chronicle, Austin Revitalization Authority, The Villager Newspaper, Austin American Statesman, Fresh Limousine Service and soulciti.com.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
About the Artists
Kyle Turner is a creative and innovative artist that has warmed the hearts of many with the sultry musical notes birthed from his instrument, the saxophone! Kyle's musical career has provided him the opportunity to share the stage with such artist as Luther Vandross, Johnny Taylor, Bobby Lyle, Joe Sample, Kirk Whalum, Regina Belle, Al Jarreau, and Michael Henderson just to name a few.
Michael Ward is one of the few instrumental musicians who have chosen to play jazz on violin. He has performed with some of the world's top entertainers throughout his career including Wynton Marsalis, Lionel Hampton, Ronnie Laws, Al Hirt, Najee and Kirk Whalum to name a few. He has been documented on more than fifty different recordings covering several styles from Jazz to Blues, Country and Zydeco, Cajun, Pop and Hip Hop. All three releases, "Just Me," "Laid Back" and "Make a Wish" were featured in Downbeat and Jazz Times magazines. His smooth deliverance and stage presence will knock you off your feet awaiting another breathtaking performance.
Vocalist and recording artist Courtney Santana has been in music, live music theater, and dance for over 30 years. She has been a featured vocalist and background vocalist on over 17 albums and she has performed with and alongside Brannen Temple, Guy Forsyth, Patrice Pike, Strings Attached, Malford Milligan, Nakia, Chanel Haynes, and more. She has also opened for national acts like Kirk Whalum, Kyle Turner, Salt N Pepa, and Musiq Soulchild. In 2017 she will release her single Survive and a full length album in the Spring of 2018. She has been nominated by the Austin Chronicle for best cover band three times. As a member of Austin's theater community, she has performed in some of Austin's most loved musical performances including Dreamgirls, Fame, Porgy & Bess, and RENT and in May of 2012, she was honored to be the cover of Austin Women's Magazine for her work as a vocalist and as a leader in the domestic violence movement. In 2017, she received a proclamation from Mayor Steve Adler, proclaiming March 3 is Courtney Santana Day in Austin, Texas.
Andre' James is a native of Beaumont, Texas and one of Houston's most diverse & premier male vocalists. While attending Texas Southern University, he became a highly sought after session singer & background vocalist, which afforded him opportunities to tour in Japan, South Africa, & many countries. Andre' has performed, sung background, toured and shared the stage with Grammy & award winning artists such as Regina Belle, Kirk Whalum, Yolanda Adams, Nancy Wilson, Al Jarreau, and the list goes on. Andre recently was one of the featured artist to perform at the legendary jazz songstress Nancy Wilson's 80th birthday in Hollywood, Ca. Andre has also served as the Music coordinator, host, & headliner at the Houston's Red Cat Jazz Cafe popular Soul Sundays for 10 years, and as music coordinator, host M.C. at the legendary Arena Theatre. Andre is stepping out in front from the background with his solo project set to be release the fall of 2017
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