Featuring Take 6, Nnenna Frelon, Kirk Whalum, & Clint Holmes
Ray Charles, a Georgia native son, was an American treasure. He transcended racism, cultural upheavals, and spread his music based on Gospel, Blues, Jazz and Country around the world. He was a genius! Award winning artists Clint Holmes, Gospel group Take 6, Nnenna Freelon, and Kirk Whalum combine their musical talents to deliver a show that celebrates the music and life of the amazing Ray Charles!
Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3:00 P.M.
Standard price: $110.00 Tier 2
Standard price: $105.00 Tier 3
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Considered a pioneer of Soul, Gospel, and Country music during the 1950s, Ray Charles was truly a legend transcending cultural boundaries and delivering music that won every major award from a Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award to inductions into the Rock n’ Roll, Hollywood, and Georgia Hall of Fames! Grammy® Award winning and nominated artists Clint Holmes, Take 6, Nnenna Freelon, and Kirk Whalum work together for a fitting celebration of “the Genius,” boasting iconic tunes from Charles himself including “ I’ve Got a Woman,” “Unchain My Heart,” and many more!
With 10 Grammy® Awards, 10 Dove Awards, 2 NAACP Image Awards, a Soul Train Award, and more, Take 6 (Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley) continues to bring extraordinary vocals to their worldwide audiences. April 2018 marks the release of their sixteenth album, aptly titled ICONIC (SRG/Universal) and the debut of a PBS special, The Summit, alongside The Manhattan Transfer (with whom they last appeared at the Opera House).
Six-time Grammy® Award nominee Nnenna Freelon has earned a well-deserved reputation as a compelling and captivating live performer. In 2014, Nnenna starred in the critically acclaimed show “Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles” at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas and is proud to take it on the road this year. Nnenna is no stranger to the music of the master singer - she toured with Ray Charles, as well as many other greatest jazz artists including Ellis Marsalis, Al Jarreau, George Benson, and others.
Influenced by growing up in Memphis and honing his craft in Houston, Kirk would go on to be nominated for 12 Grammys®, winning one in 2011 for Best Gospel Song. After moving to Los Angeles, Kirk became an in demand session player for top artists like, Barbara Streisand, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, Larry Carlton, Quincy Jones and most notably, Whitney Houston, amongst many others. It’s his sax heard on the mega-hit, “I Will Always Love You.” This ordained minister is now known equally for his voice and his saxophone.
In 2018, Holmes received the highest honor with 2 Grammy nominations from his latest album, "Rendezvous." Produced by eight-time Grammy Award-winner Gregg Field, the sophisticated album offers a diverse playlist that reinterprets modern day and classic pop hits, soulful R&B, theatrical tunes, and numbers culled from the Great American Songbook. Emmy nominated television personality and Vegas star, Clint Holmes is a vocalists who is not to be missed.
All this talent in one night, honoring the great Ray Charles!