Tempe events: Phoenix Amplified Jazz Experience at TCA

Author: Nancy

Posted on: July 24, 2018
Last updated on: August 3rd, 2018 at 9:07 am


Tempe events include Phoenix Amplified Jazz Experience featuring keyboardist Brian Simpson, singer-songwriter Selena Albright and saxophonist JWhite at Tempe Center for the Arts, July 28, 2018.

Keyboardist, composer, studio musician and producer Brian Simpson’s eloquent approach to playing, sophisticated harmonics, bluesy overtones, R&B flavor and keen sense of how to craft a song have made him the go-to for many top performers, including Janet Jackson, Teena Marie, George Duke, Stanley Clarke and Dave Koz. He has toured with some of the greats of recent jazz history, including, Larry Carlton, Billy Cobham, and Gerald Albright. Brian was musical director for jazz saxophonist Dave Koz for close to 20 years.

Selena Albright developed her onstage charisma and vocal technique from being exposed to legendary artists, such as Whitney Houston, Take Six, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Beyonce, Lalah Hathaway, and Tina Turner. Her intimate, connective writing style comes from experiences and aspirations from her own life. When you listen to her music, you are introduced to a private piece of who Albright is, has been, or is becoming.

JWhite is a songwriter, producer and musician who commands your attention with amazing, soulful sounds. He is a fearless, determined, talented young artist. His music is soulfully-driven and technically motivated intertwining the sounds of smooth jazz with a hint of straight ahead jazz to deliver a sensual, harmonic, and melodic sound.

To purchase tickets to Phoenix Amplified Jazz Experience, call 480-350-2822 or visit the Tempe Center for the arts website.

Tempe’s calendar is full of exciting events this week. See what’s happening below and view a complete listing of Tempe events, or call (480) 894-8158 for more information.

July 24-26: Michael Quu
Tempe Improv Comedy Club

July 25: The Cadillac Three
The Marquee

July 27: Undecided Youth
Tempe Marketplace

July 27: Colleen Hoover: It Ends with Us
Changing Hands Bookstore

July 27: Sleeping With Sirens – Chill Out Summer Acoustic Tour
The Marquee

July 27-28: Kurt Braunohler
Tempe Improv Comedy Club

July 28: Fashion Illustration with F.A.B.R.I.C’s Angela Johnson
Tempe Center for the Arts

July 28: Kids’ Harry Potter Party
Changing Hands Bookstore

 July 28: Grungezilla
Tempe Marketplace

July 28: Phoenix Amplified Jazz Experience
Tempe Center for the Arts

July 29: Super Trash Bros Presents: Shapel Lacey
Tempe Improv Comedy Club

Through September 1: Flashlight Tours
Desert Botanical Garden


Phoenix Amplified Jazz Experience featuring Brian Simpson at TCA

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