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Joe McBride Plays The Music of Brother Ray: A Tribute to Ray Charles

with Special Guest Kenny Blake

Apr 21 , 2017 Harvey Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

  • Tickets do not include food. Buyers will be opted to add Sweet Treats to their ticket purchase. Sweet Treats includes an array of delicious desserts and coffee - $16.

    Levine Center for the Arts has enhanced your festival experience! All ticket buyers will receive Levine Center for the Arts museum passes with each order of Charlotte Jazz Festival event tickets. Passes can be used for one visit each to the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Mint Museum Uptown, and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Visit before or during the festival - passes will be valid through April 23, 2017.

  • Prices begin at $15

Overview

Join us for the ultimate tribute to blues legend Ray Charles featuring jazz greats Joe McBride and Kenny Blake! Singer/pianist Joe McBride, an innovator since his first recordings in the early ‘90s, is known for making the lines between jazz, R&B, soul, funk, pop, hip-hop and countless other styles become indistinguishable. Saxophonist Kenny Blake's sound is perfectly described as “soul hybrid,” a combination of traditional jazz with modern rhythm and blues. His R&B-tinged solos have delighted fans around the world for decades.

In this concert, McBride and Blake bring their own special styles to Charles's best known songs.

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