Irma Thomas, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Pres Hall Jazz Quintet 6

Irma Thomas, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Pres Hall Jazz Quintet

IRMA THOMAS, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, & THE PRESERVATION HALL LEGACY QUINTET
Sunday, October 29, 2017 @ 8:00pm

*Part of the 2017-18 ABSOPURE MUSIC SERIES*

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[ABOUT THE SHOW]
Take a group of long-time performers from the venerable Preservation Hall, combine them with the ‘Soul Queen” Irma Thomas, throw in the spiritual authority of The Blind Boys of Alabama, and you will get a very special evening. Spend the evening in Detroit, with the feeling of being in New Orleans.

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[ABOUT THE ARTISTS]

IRMA THOMAS
It is difficult to believe that 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of Irma Thomas’s first recording session. She remains one of America’s most distinctive and classic singers, a treasure from the golden age of soul music who remains as compelling and powerful as ever. As Don McLeese wrote in his review of her Grammy®-winning 2006 album, After the Rain, “Most singers who have been recording as long as Thomas resort to tricks, mannerisms, and show-off displays, but she remains the anti-diva, a stylist of exquisite understatement whose every note rings true and hits home.”

http://www.irmathomas.com/

THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and winners of five Grammy® Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 70 years and shows no signs of diminishing.

http://www.blindboys.com/
Facebook: Blind Boys of Alabama
Instagram: @blindboysofalabama
Twitter: @blindboys

THE PRESERVATION HALL LEGACY QUINTET
The Preservation Hall Legacy Band represents a tradition that started in 1963, when Preservation Hall first opened in the French Quarter. This brand-new band is comprised of some of the most revered alumni of the Hall, many of whom have toured the world with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band for decades. As the worldrenown Preservation Hall Jazz Band continues its exciting exploration of the boundaries of New Orleans jazz, the Preservation Hall Legacy Band has formed, with the help of the non-profit Preservation Hall Foundation, to help maintain a connection with the traditional aspects of the Hall’s musical legacy.

Trumpet – Gregg Stafford
Trombone – Freddie Lonzo
Drums – Joe Lastie, Jr.
Reeds – Calvin Johnson
PIano, Organ – Christopher Vaughn

http://preservationhall.com/hall/
Facebook: Preservation Hall
Instagram: @preservationhall
Twitter: @preshall

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Date

Oct 29 2017

Location

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
350 Madison St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
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