David Sanborn to perform at Lutcher Theater

Published 11:04 am Thursday, October 25, 2018

Six-time Grammy Award winner, David Sanborn performs a straight-ahead jazz show at the Lutcher Theater with his new quintet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 27. Best-known for his signature blend of jazz, instrumental pop, and R&B; Sanborn will share his approach and interpretation of his 2018 album featuring renowned saxophone, keys, bass, and drum musicians. In his six-decade (and counting) career, David Sanborn is one of the most successful American Saxophonists with eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. Tickets range from $45-$60; students and educators can purchase $25 tickets. All tickets are on sale online at Lutcher.org or call the box office at 409-886-5535

Having inspired countless other musicians, David Sanborn has worked in many genres.

“The music of Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Paul Simon, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, and The Rolling Stones all has a similar tone running throughout. It’s no coincidence that saxophonist David Sanborn has played with all of them.” – NPR

He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975 but has been playing the saxophone since before he was in high school. Having contracted polio at the age of three, David Sanborn was introduced to the saxophone as part of his treatment therapy. By the age of 14, he was able to play with legends such as Albert King and Little Milton. Dave went on to study music at Northwestern University before transferring to the University of Iowa where he played and studied with the great saxophonist JR Monterose.

David Sanborn’s solo release of Taking Off in 1975—still considered a classic—further solidified his career. His 1979 release of Hideaway became a popular hit and further propelled Dave’s ascent with the single, “Seduction” being featured in the movie, American Gigolo. The single,

In his six decade (and counting) career, David Sanborn is one of the most successful American Saxophonists with eight Gold albums and one Platinum album.

“All I Need Is You” won Dave his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance.

In 1983, David Sanborn released the hit album Backstreet that included Luther Vandross as a featured guest vocalist. Later albums have included guest artists such as Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, Charlie Hayden, Wallace Roney, Kenny Barron, Christian McBride, and Eric Clapton.

The Lutcher Theater and Gift of Life team up for an incredible evening of music, in harmony with an incredible mission. Two local non-profit organizations join together to celebrate life and promote cancer awareness. Gift of Life representatives will be in the lobby to accept donations and provide details about all of the potential roles patrons can have in saving lives. Patrons are encouraged to wear pink to support the efforts of Gift of Life.

As a whole, David Sanborn is an artist who pushes the limits and continues to make music that challenges the mind and goes Straight to The Heart.

Before the David Sanborn performance, visit the Stark Museum of Art to experience

Lasting Impressions: The Work of Edward S. Curtis opening, October 27, 2018.

Dr. Sarah E. Boehme, Curator, will offer a lecture at 4 p.m. in the Museum’s Education Center; a reception with light refreshments and soft drinks will follow. The Museum will remain open until 6:30 p.m. Admission to the opening lecture and exhibition is free.

Visit lutcher.org or call 409.886.5535 to find out more information about 2018-2019 Season.

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