The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
13, 2019, in the John P. Murphy Foundation Theatre at
Tri-C’s Metropolitan Campus in Cleveland. Each artist will
perform a set of their own music before joining together for a
finale featuring a classic Blue Note tune.
Established in 1939, Blue Note Records is a storied
record label that derives its name from the characteristic “blue
notes” of jazz and the blues. It served as home to historic
greats such as
Monk, Miles Davis,
and John Coltrane.
Today, Blue Note features top artists such as Terence
Blanchard, José James, and Norah Jones while
continuing to launch new talent into the jazz world.
“Blue Note stood for a certain sound, feel and even look with
its album covers,” said
director of Tri-C Performing Arts and Tri-C JazzFest. “To this
day, there is a defining hipness associated with the Blue Note
The trio coming to Cleveland represent three stars on that
roster. The visiting artists include:
a 27-year-old Nashville-based singer, songwriter and pianist.
After catching Prince’s attention with her makeover of Sam
Smith’s “Stay with Me,” the music icon invited her to perform
with him for the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain.
She will be joined by drummer Taylor Moore and bassist Caylen
Bryant for her Cleveland debut.
Veteran saxophonist James Carter, a Detroit native who
has recorded 18 albums under his own name and collaborated on
many more with today’s jazz greats. Known for his technical
command and wide emotional range, Carter will appear with his
longtime organ trio featuring Gerard Gibbs on organ and Alex
White on drums.
who at age 24 is heralded as the next great jazz pianist
characterizing the music of Blue Note. The Houston native has
recorded and/or performed with Christian McBride, Pat Metheny,
Chris Potter, Robert Glasper and Lauryn Hill, among others. He
will be joined onstage by bassist Burniss Travis and drummer
Tickets to the show range from $5 to $35 and can be purchased at
or by calling 216-987-4444. Parking is available in lot 5 off of
Tri-C’s 2019-2020 Performing Arts season features 10 productions
showcasing classical piano, jazz and dance. It is designed to
bring a world-class artistic experience to the Greater Cleveland
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