Five-time GRAMMY Award winning jazz bassist Christian McBride can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a seasoned journeyman. Powered by a relentless energy and a boundless love of swing, McBride’s path has described a continuous positive arc since his arrival on the scene. With a career now blazing into its third decade, the Philadelphia native has become one of the most requested, most recorded, and most respected figures in the music world today.
Chantae Cann’s voice is the perfect combination of a warm Spring day, the fragrance just before it rains, and a sunset so breathtaking you can’t seem to capture it just right on camera. Her vocal delivery is soothing, sultry and more than just soulful, it’s soul fulfilling. Whether you find yourself listening to her live at a show or turning her up in your headphones, chances are you will have peace in your mind and a smile on your face. Chantae’s music blends the exploratory sounds of JAZZ with the feel good vibes of SOUL which makes for a mixture that is quite delicious.
Tickets: $30 each - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/christian-mcbride-trio-and-chantae-cann-in-chattanooga-tickets-21649513277
The 2016 Jazzanooga Festival also includes an exhibit on Chattanooga’s jazz history, a performance for youth and families, a week of local jazz and blues artists featured at various MLK Boulevard venues, and opportunities to mingle with regional jazz fanatics. A limited number of $100 Jazzanooga VIP Passes, which offer patrons, VIP access to all headliner shows and priority seating to all festival events and headline concerts, are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jazzanooga-festival-2016-vip-package-tickets-21650556397.
Jazzanooga, started in 2011 as a one-day community festival and has grown to a month-long celebration that celebrates and promotes Chattanooga’s extraordinary jazz heritage. Jazzanooga is supported by the Benwood Foundation, the Lyndhurst Foundation, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Community Trust, EPB Fiber Optics, City of Chattanooga and SunTrust Bank.
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