An Evening of Smooth Jazz 2020
In a career spanning decades, Kirk Whalum has a sound that is uniquely his.
Whalum is an American jazz saxophonist and songwriter. He toured with Whitney Houston for more than seven years and soloed in her single "I Will Always Love You", the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. He was also featured on many Luther Vandross albums, most often playing on the singer's covers of older pop and R&B standards such as "Anyone Who Had a Heart", "I", and "Love Won't Let Me Wait". Whalum has recorded a series of well received solo albums and film soundtracks, with music ranging from pop to R&B to smooth jazz. His musical accomplishments have brought him a total of 12 Grammy nominations. He won his first Grammy award in 2011 for Best Gospel Song alongside lifelong friend and writer Jerry Peters
Whalum's sound will unboubtedly leave an indelible imprint on listeners.