The sensationally popular Jazz Eclectic Concert Series returns to The Smith Center for Vol. 6 co-presented by 91.5FM KUNV Jazz & More. The Jazz Eclectic is excited to present very special guest, 5X GRAMMY AWARD-WINNER, pianist, composer, arranger, producer, BILLY CHILDS.
Billy Childs has emerged as one of the foremost American composers of his era, successfully marrying the musical products of his heritage with the Western neoclassical traditions of the twentieth century in a powerful symbiosis of style, range, and dynamism.
Childs was discovered by trumpet legend, Freddie Hubbard, with whom he embraced on a successful performing and recording tour. He has recorded and performed with a number of influential jazz musicians and artists including Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, Joe Henderson, J.J. Johnson, Sting, Chris Botti, Alison Kraus, Yo-Yo Ma, and the list goes on.
The evening also features a special performance by Founders and Producers, Bijon Watson and Bunny Sexton with The Jazz Eclectic Quintet, and special guest Courtney Fortune.
As one of the coolest and most influential presenters of the new jazz age, attracting an enthusiastic new-found audience, The Jazz Eclectic is a live jazz concert series co-founded by Bijon Watson and Bunny Sexton, striving to increase the awareness and participation in diverse musical experiences. To this end, we present an eclectic blend of world renowned artists including GRAMMY Winning and GRAMMY Nominees whose music and artistry embody The Art and Lifestyle of Jazz™.
Approx. 80 to 90 minutes with no intermission
Prices vary according to when you purchase and the popularity of the show.
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