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In Concert Ronnie Laws & Walter Beasley

Jun 9 , 2017 McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square

  • $45 - $65

Overview

Walter Beasley acclaimed saxophonist and vocalist intended to teach for just one year after graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Beasley’s professorship spanned nearly 30 years: He admits getting hooked when he saw students grasp the musical prowess he was imparting. Deemed as the highest-selling recording artist/full-time professor in modern history. Beasley continues creating, teaching, and now performs full-time.

Ronnie Laws: What is it about Houston, funk, jazz, and soul? About spending summers with your Juilliard scholarship winning older brother who downloaded to you while studying classicalmusical and performing jazz?

*Soprano*Tenor*Alto Sax*Flute*Vocals*Unprecedented cross-over success – R&B, Pop, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz. Earth Wind & Fire’s original tenor and soprano sax player, Laws was featured on “Last Days and Times.”

Quincy Jones needed a tenor sax, Ronnie stepped up. Ronnie Laws has performed with Stevie Wonder, George Duke, BB King, Stanley Jordan, Ramsey Lewis, Hugh Masakela, The Jazz Crusaders and many more.

Laws’ “Always There” is a Jazz Funk classic.
My ideal band? “…Ronnie Laws on tenor sax.” – Letterman’s bandleader Paul Shaffer
“Nothing beats experience” – Ronnie Laws.

Special Guest Trumpeter Willie Bradley – Music & Performance BS degree, South Carolina State University. Willie has played with jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Frank Foster, Max Roach. Betty Carter and Nat Adderly.

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