Kevin now has three solo albums under his belt: the self-produced solo debut, Timetable (2002); the George Duke-produced, One Life To Love (2008); and the new self-produced, I Live For You (2016). Although Kevin eschews any effort to force him into a category or genre’, he freely admits to defining himself as “primarily a jazz vocalist who just happens to be a Christian”. He exhorts, “I hope I neveragree to be just one thing. A true artist never wants that. I have been-and will remain-free to explore the musical universe. There’s too much out here to stay locked into one soundscape forever. Music is big, but Jesus is infinitely bigger. I want to touch his face with everything he puts in my heart to do. I hope people find my new record, I Live For You, refreshing, and dare I say it, groundbreaking.”
The 28th annual Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest as presented by Berks Arts Council once again will glitter with a galaxy of stars performing April 6-15, 2018.
The 10-day Jazz Fest will be epic in scope, talent and genres — with a multiplicity of concerts at venues large and small encompassing contemporary jazz, traditional jazz, pop, crossover, world, blues, roots, funk, R&B, gospel and unique concerts produced especially for the festival.
The Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest is recognized as one of the largest and most diverse music festivals of its kind in the country. Since 1991, the festival has been an important part of the Greater Reading’s community revitalization efforts as both an economic and cultural catalyst for positive change.
Grammy® Award winning producer Andrew Gouché has completed his long-anticipated debut album, We Don’t Need No Bass. With over 30 years of experience as the bassist for many R&B and Gospel legends as Prince and the New Power Generation, Gladys Knight, Andraé Crouch, The Winans, and musical director for Chaka Khan, his project speaks to his Gospel roots but showcases a broader musical gift blending Jazz and R&B into a soulful variety of songs. Although a self-proclaimed church musician, Gouché shows the world with this album that he is much more, as We Don’t Need No Bass reaches out to music lovers of all ages and genres.
A world-renowned bassist, musical director, producer and composer, he is best known for his creatively original bass lines and a unique sound that bass players around the world have sought to emulate. His distinctive sound is the core of the Andrew Gouché signature line of bass guitars. Having graced the cover of Bass Player Magazine and industry interviews over the years, he has been tagged as a Gospel legend.
Come out and join the Men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for an exquisite night of entertainment like no other.
A Phirst Phamily Affair welcomes the Lovely Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to Nashville. This event, which features a handful of very talented Alpha Brothers, Daran Howard (Comedian, EmCee), Kevin Whalum (Musician), and Aaron Powell (DJ), a trifecta of the best entertainment. Known around the world, Bro. Howard will have your sides hurting with laughter, Bro. Whalum will have your ears pleased with music and Bro. Powell will have your feet hurting from dancing. We look forward to seeing you at A Phirst Phamily Affair.
Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society Great Album Series: "John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman" Featuring Rahsaan Barber & Kevin Whalum in the Lounge
The TJBS Great Albums Concert Series is back for 2018! The inaugural concert takes place Sunday, February 11 at 7pm in the Upstairs Lounge at the City Winery. The subject will be the classic album “John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman,” led by saxophonist Rahsaan Barber and vocalist Kevin Whalum.