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In Concert – Legendary Ronnie Laws*Acclaimed Walter Beasley

Nov 24 , 2017 McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square

  • $45 - $65

Overview

Walter Beasley acclaimed smooth jazz 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 classical musical 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.

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.” – David Letterman’s bandleader Paul Shaffer

“Nothing beats experience” – Ronnie Laws.

Shawn Allen: National recording artist. Back-up vocalist for Patti LaBelle, Chante’ More, Melissa Morgan, Jean Carne, Stacy Lattisaw and others. A phenomenal vocalist.

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