Friday, April 13 / 10:00 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
with special guests KENNY LATTIMORE, SELINA ALBRIGHT
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $52 (Reserved Seating)
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One of the biggest stars of R&B, contemporary and straight-ahead jazz, Gerald Albright has earned his reputation as a musician’s musician, a master on the saxophone who also can play bass guitar and keyboards. He has been a sideman for an impressive, mammoth roster of artists.
He launched his solo career in the late 1980s in the infancy of what became the smooth jazz format. Ever since, he has been a core part of the genre with chart-topping albums, countless radio hits and as a member of many all-star tours.
Gerald Albright has been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards and is one of the biggest stars of R&B, contemporary and straight-ahead jazz.
He is known for his searing and soulful sax lines as well as his exceptional skill as a bassist, along with his ebullient tenor, baritone and soprano saxophone arrangements of his own compositions.
Hailed by the New York Times as a “modern soul man,” singer/songwriter Kenny Lattimore’s latest Top 10 hit “Love Me Back” was the lead single from his seventh R&B solo album Anatomy of a Love Song.
In addition to his Grammy-nominated track “For You,” the sultry-voiced Lattimore’s body of work includes his critically acclaimed sophomore album From the Soul of a Man and two top10 charting duet albums with singer Chante Moore: Things That Lovers Do and the gospel/R&B double-CD Uncovered/Covered.
Selina Albright is Gerald’s daughter. So, it wasn’t surprising when she tried to play the sax once. She got dizzy and decided then and there that the sax wasn’t for her.
No matter. Selina Albright has developed her own powerful singing voice.
With a last name associated with musical excellence, Selina is a soulful singer-songwriter with versatility that comes from years of listening to many origins and languages of music. Her angelic tone adds character and emotion to any ballad, yet her powerful wailing and energetic stage presence commands attention.
Albright developed her onstage charisma and vocal technique from being exposed to legendary artists such as Whitney Houston, Take Six, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Beyonce, Lalah Hathaway, and Tina Turner.