Fri, June 9, 2017
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2017-06-09 8:00 pm
Walter Beasley, Ronnie Laws, Willie Bradley at McGlohon Theater At Spirit Square
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 students grasp the musical prowess he was imparting.
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, 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 Guests 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 & many more,
Phenomenal Vocalist - Shawn Allen Ware.
McGlohon Theater At Spirit Square, 345 N. College St