Join us, on December 8, 2023, for an elegant evening of candlelight jazz in tribute to the music and life of Grover Washington Jr. featuring premier saxophonist Fulton Turnage. Fulton has either performed with or opened for many top performers at jazz festivals in Texas and throughout the country. He has performed with major performers at the Ervay Theater in Dallas, and various venues around the country. He is an awesome talent on the Saxophone!
Grover Washington Jr. was an American jazz-funk / soul-jazz saxophonist. Along with George Benson, John Klemmer, David Sanborn, Bob James, Chuck Mangione, Dave Grusin, Herb Alpert, and Spyro Gyra, he is considered by many to be one of the founders of the smooth jazz genre. Grover was both an arranger and producer. Washington made some of the genre’s most memorable hits, including “Mister Magic”, “Reed Seed”, “Black Frost”, “Winelight”, “Inner City Blues”, “Let it Flow (For ‘Dr. J’)” and “The Best is Yet to Come”. In addition, he performed very frequently with other artists, including Bill Withers on “Just the Two of Us”, Patti LaBelle on “The Best Is Yet to Come” and Phyllis Hyman on “A Sacred Kind of Love”. He is also remembered for his take on the Dave Brubeck classic “Take Five”, and for his 1996 version of “Soulful Strut”.
About this event
The event takes place at The Ervay Theater located at 1707 South Ervay in, Dallas, The Ervay is Dallas’s Premier Listening Room, It is a completely remodeled multi-use event space that creates a sophisticated environment with an extravagant multi-level space with expansive ceilings and lavish Art Deco décor that pairs great with our unique dining and bar space. We are located on the edge of downtown Dallas, two minutes from the convention center. Dinner and cocktails will be available. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the show starts at 7:30 PM.
Box Office: The Ervay Theater box office is virtual and available online only. If you have any issues getting your tickets online, please call 214-200-5817.