A Gospel According to Jazz Christmas 2012 feat Kirk Whalum, Keiko Matsui, and Amber Bullock
A Gospel According To Jazz Christmas
On Friday, Dec. 7th, at 7 p.m. in Sawyer Auditorium GRAMMY award-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum, returned to his alma mater Texas Southern University to share his much-celebrated live recording series The Gospel According to Jazz. Kirk brought his inaugural Christmas concert tour “A Gospel According To Jazz Christmas” to Houston TX and it was a smash hit. Kirk shared the stage with world-renowned pianist Keiko Matsui and gospel phenom vocalist Amber Bullock, the season four winner of BET’s Sunday Best. Also featured was Kirk’s brother, vocalist Kevin Whalum, keyboardist & vocalist, John Stoddart and special guest Bobby Lyle.
“The Joy of the Christmas Season is Contagious! And the one thing it must include is music,” said Whalum. Keiko Matsui, Amber Bullock, and I will invite the presence of the Spirit in a fresh new way”
This was the most creative, imaginative, entertaining, interactive and JOYFUL Christmas celebration ever! Keiko was a perfect addition to this superbly talented cast. Her music is celestial, like a spiritual light beckoning for you to come in and find solace from the world. The crowd stood to their feet in amazement after she played The Road… her title track to her new CD. It was a powerful, dramatic and unforgettable!.
The most heartfelt moment in the concert was Kirk giving tribute to the late Whitney Houston. Kirk Whalum toured with Whitney for years and he played that amazing sax solo in I will Always Love you… Whitney Houston recorded this song for the 1992 film The Bodyguard which was one of the best selling singles of all time by a female artist. Please support this Christmas show when it comes to your city, you will be impressed.