Clinic: Mon., June 30, 2:30 – 4 p.m., VisTaTech Center on main campus in Livonia
Concert: Mon., June 30, 8 p.m., VisTaTech Center on main campus in Livonia
Kirk Whalum is a world renowned saxophonist and songwriter. Whalum has been nominated for eleven Grammy Awards and won a Grammy in 2011 for Best Gospel Song for "It's What I Do"-featuring Lalah Hathaway. He is the recipient of numerous other awards and acknowledgements for his musical excellence including three Dove Award nominations, an NAACP Image Award nomination and two Stellar Awards, Gospel music's highest honor and has performed with top artists including Barbara Streisand, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, Larry Carlton, Quincy Jones and Whitney Houston.
During the free clinic/workshop (2:30 - 4 p.m. in the VisTaTech Center on the main campus in Livonia) participants will have the opportunity to learn from a world-class musical performer, increasing their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of jazz improvisation, composition and performance. The clinic is open to the public and free, however donations will be gladly accepted at the door to fund scholarships and the Schoolcraft College Jazz Program.
Tickets for the evening concert (at 8 p.m. in the VisTaTech Center) are $15 for general admission ($10 for seniors and students with identification, $5 for children under 12) and can be purchased at the Schoolcraft College Bookstore on the college’s main campus in Livonia or at the door.
For more information about this or other Schoolcraft College Music Program offerings and events, visit www.schoolcraft.edu/music or call 734-462-4403.