This year’s Queen City Jazz Fest at the NC Music Factory is approaching quickly, but how well do you know all of our artists’ songs?
V 101.9 has your favorite artists coming on Sat., June 17th, and we’re willing to do whatever it takes to have you see them in person!
This year’s Queen City Jazz Fest has the artists you want to get to know! And be sure to get your tickets to the 2017 QC Jazz Fest here!
Singer, songwriter YUNA has been writing songs since the age of 14. She taught herself how to play the guitar and began to share her music with the world as an outlet from the stress of law school.
YUNA released first album in her home of Malaysia in 2008 and has since been honored to receive the Most Successful Malaysian Singer award.
Jazz keyboardist Jeff Lorber has been playing the piano since the age of 4. He has been nominated for a Grammy and has songs featured on the Weather channel’s compilation albums.
Starting his career with a group called The Jeff Lorber Fusion playing with acts such as Kenny G, Herbie Hancock he and his former band mates have since found success in solo careers. He has also had his music sampled by some top R&B groups like SWV, and Rap artist like Little Kim.
Saxophonist Mike Phillips began to discover his musical talent at the age of 5. After deciding the saxophone was the instrument that best suited his expression, he has since showed us his talent for Jazz and music itself.
Phillips has been featured on albums with Jill Scott, Babyface, Boys II Men, and Mariah Carey, to name a few. He also collaborated on the Rugrats sound track with Teddy Riley.
Trombone player and Philadelphia native Jeff Bradshaw is showing us illness can’t keep him down. Having been recently diagnosed with a rare illness his horn is where his heart is.
He has appeared with other Philadelphians such as Patti Labelle, The Roots, Kindred the Family Soul, and Jill Scott helping to create the Philly soul movement. It will be exciting to see Bradshaw back on stage for the Jazz Fest!
Multi-talented Brian Culbertson has been playing music since 8 years old starting with the piano and moving into drums, trombone, trumpet, and bass. He has received numerous awards including six Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards.
The son of a music teacher Culbertson’s first CD was a collaboration with fellow students at DePaul University where he also met his wife, and got his first record deal after sending his demo to Bud Harner in L.A.
Who are you wanting to see most this year? Get your tickets today!