Tickets: $20 each - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/julian-lage-with-opening-act-julie-dexter-tickets-21414713986
Jazz guitarist Julian Lage is somewhat of a child prodigy -- playing his instrument at the age of five and performing in public a year later. Shortly thereafter, Lage began playing with such renowned artists as Carlos Santana (when he was only eight years old!), Pat Metheny, Kenny Werner, Toots Thielemans, Martin Taylor, and David Grisman, among others, resulting in Lage being the subject of the 1997 Academy Award-nominated documentary film Jules at Eight.
Julie Dexter, a world renowned, award winning, British singer, songwriter and producer considered by many to be one of the most influential female vocalists of our generation. Having shared the spotlight with a host of cutting-edge artists, including Mint Condition, Caron Wheeler, Jill Scott, Lalah Hathaway, Omar, Ledisi, Third World and Maxi Priest to name a few, Julie not only holds up her own with them but has been praised and respected by them too. Influenced by legends such as Nancy Wilson, Abbey Lincoln, and Bob Marley, as well as popular icons Omar and Sade, Julie takes classic soul to the heart of Artistry. Fans and critics across the globe have followed her journey through the circles of Jazz, Broken-Beat, Bossa-Nova, Reggae, Afro-Beat and Soul and she was recently honored at the Black Women in Jazz Awards with the Afro Caribbean Soul of Jazz Award.
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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