September 5, 2021
Kyle Turner & Friends with Michael Ward, Eric Essix, & Pamela Hart
smooth jazz concert on Sunday, September 5, 2021.
Get ready for a continuous flow of infectious melodies and funky grooves delving into jazz, smooth jazz, funk and old school R&B. This combination of Kyle Turner’s saxophone, Michael Ward on the violin, the impeccably soulful musicianship of Eric Essix on guitar and jazzy vocals of Pamela Hart is the perfect mix for a dynamic and unforgettable evening. The fifth consecutive year, Women in Jazz brings Kyle Turner & Friends concert back by popular demand. Get ready to shout for more!
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Radisson Hotel Austin, Grand Ballroom
Showtime at 7:00 pm
VIP Buffet served at 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
All Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Get ready for a continuous flow of infectious melodies and funky grooves delving into jazz, smooth jazz, funk and old school R&B. This combination of Kyle Turner’s saxophone, Michael Ward on the violin, the impeccably soulful musicianship of Eric Essix on guitar and jazzy vocals of Pamela Hart is the perfect mix for a dynamic and unforgettable evening. The sixth year, Women in Jazz brings Kyle Turner & Friends concert back by popular demand. Get ready to shout for more!
VIP Ticket: Includes à la carte buffet at 6:00 pm, reserved seat at a table: $60.00 (+ fees)
Theater Ticket: Reserved Seating (does not include buffet & table seat) $40.00 (+ fees)
Tickets will go sale on July 23rd online at womeninjazz.org/events/kyleturner; Phone at (800) 595-4849 (4TIX).
For more information, go to: womeninjazz.org or call 512-258-6947.
About the Performers
Kyle Turner is a creative and innovative artist that has warmed the hearts of many with the sultry musical notes birthed from his instrument, the saxophone! A native of Houston Texas, Kyle began his musical journey at a young age. With mentors like Arnette Cobb, Conrad Johnson and Kirk Whalum, Kyle’s music took on a more serious note and he quickly established himself as one of the most exciting young talents to grace the city! Kyle’s musical career has provided him the opportunity to share the stage with such artist as: Luther Vandross, Johnny Taylor, Bobby Lyle, Joe Sample, Kirk Whalum, Regina Belle, Al Jarreau, Ronnie Laws, Hubert Laws, Debarge, Michael Ward, Althea Rene, Tom Browne, Michael Henderson, Glenn Jones, Phil Perry, Jeff Lorber Terence Blanchard, Angie Stone, Ledesi, Chante Moore, and Tower of Power just to name a few. Kyle is extremely active in promoting jazz and creating opportunities for jazz musicians not only in Houston but beyond. He is also busy taking young musicians under his wing to support, encourage and develop their talents. He has been extremely active as a music educator and lecturer at Westbury High School. In addition, he has also worked as an “Artist in Residence” at Texas Southern University. As a result of his success in the areas of music performance and music education, Kyle was honored in the 2008, 2010 and 2015 editions of “Who’s Who in Black Houston.” Known as an artist that is constantly evolving and pushing his creative envelope to new heights that one can’t even began to imagine unless you witness him up close and in person Kyle Turner is an artist that you deserve to experience for yourself. His new CD “Kyle Turner Live,” is now available and be available at the show! We welcome Kyle Turner and his friends for the fifth consecutive year with Women in Jazz .
Michael Ward is one of the few instrumental musicians who have chosen to play jazz on violin. He has performed with some of the world’s top entertainers throughout his career including Wynton Marsalis, Lionel Hampton, Ronnie Laws, Al Hirt, Najee and Kirk Whalum to name a few. He has been documented on more than fifty different recordings covering several styles from Jazz to Blues, Country and Zydeco, Cajun, Pop and Hip Hop. All three releases, “Just Me,” “Laid Back” and “Make a Wish” were featured in Downbeat and Jazz Times magazines. Michael Ward has five CDs to his credit and over 100 recordings with various artists ranging in diverse styles of music. His smooth deliverance and stage presence will knock you off your feet with another breathtaking performance.
Eric Essix, an Alabama based contemporary jazz guitarist, is known not only for his keen ability to fashion a continuous flow of infectious melodies and funky grooves, but also for reinventing the ideas of jazz by artfully delving into several sub-genres (pop, R&B and Gospel). In 2018 he released “More”, his 25th full length recording since launching his recording career in 1988. “The most fulfilling part of this musical journey has been experiencing, in real time, my evolution as an artist,” Eric says. “My mindset has shifted dramatically and is light years away from when I was a young guitarist first making records, focusing on being flashy and showing people how fast I could play. In those days, it was all about speed and lots of notes, being a gunslinger – but as I have grown as a musician and especially as a person, I like to think I have developed as a composer and songwriter of maturity and depth as well as a guitar player.” In 2013, Eric was concurrently appointed Artist in Residence at UAB and continues to serve the University in this capacity, performing, teaching and conducting workshops for college students as well as children. To learn more, visit https://ericessix.net.
Pamela Hart, highly regarded as Austin, Texas’ finest jazz vocalist. Noted by Austin Women’s Magazine as “Austin’s First Lady of Jazz,” audiences rave about Pamela’s excellent pitch, clarity and soothing vocal quality. Her warm, clear tones and meticulously controlled pitch carry an illusion of effortlessness. Pamela’s sultry rendition of classic jazz standards, smooth jazz, contemporary & R&B music wins immediate acceptance by any audience.Professional, unique, & captivating,… the Pamela Hart Band performs locally, regionally, and nationally for Concerts, Festivals, Weddings, Corporate Events, Banquets, & Night Clubs.Nothing has stopped Pamela’s passion to perform jazz and keep it alive! She performs as a soloist, duo, trio, quartet, quintet, or big band. Pamela is a beautiful woman who steals the heart of any music aficionado!Pamela’s new CD album released on May 1, 2021 titled “Happy Talk available online and various local stores. For more information, music, videos, photos and performance schedule, visit http://www.pamelahart.com.