Gerald Albright

Kenny Lattimore

Selina Albright

Friday, April 13 / 10:00 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $52 (Reserved Seating)

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 eight 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.

Albright currently is putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming CD 30 that will be released later this year. This pivotal number represents 30 years since the release of his debut CD Just Between Us.

This anniversary project reflects some of Albright’s favorite music that he has written over the past three decades. All of the songs are action-packed with new and unique arrangements, spearheaded by Albright, Chris “Big Dog” Davis and James “JRob” Roberson.

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 top-10 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.