One of the million things we love about Bruce Kaplan and Barking Legs Theater is the commitment to bringing high-quality jazz to town. Some of the best shows we’ve been to in Chattanooga have been the jazz concerts there during the past couple of years.
So, jazz lovers, rejoice! BLT is collaborating with Jazzanooga on an ongoing live concert series that will feature some of Chattanooga’s highly regarded jazz musicians, artists and performers. The “Living Jazz” showcase will provide an intimate atmosphere to enjoy and appreciate one of America’s true art forms—jazz.
The series begins on Sunday, Dec. 8 with Chattanooga’s versatile jazz performer and pianist, David Walters, along with his quartet. Performance begins at 5:30pm.
Walters currently serves on the piano faculties of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Cadek Conservatory of Music and Chattanooga State Community College where he teaches classical and jazz piano.
His performance resume includes many chamber music concerts with both UTC and Cadek faculty members, solo piano recitals, local and regional appearances with his jazz trio and numerous appearances throughout the area as a solo jazz pianist.
He has performed at many public and private events, including the United States Governors Conference and at Riverbend, for which he, along with his trio group, received rave notices. As a jazz pianist, his touch is lyrical and perceptive. There is an intimacy, directness and honesty that makes his interpretation of jazz music very good company.
Note that the following Friday, Dec. 13, BLT will host acclaimed saxophonist Greg Tardy with the Boling/Brown/Holloway Trio for an 8 p.m. show.
Be there or be square, jazz buffs.
(423) 624-5347, barkinglegs.org