Wed Aug 23
409 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
"The Unpaved Road" CD Release Tour
Lulu Fall - vocal
Kris Johnson - Trumpet
Marcus Elliot - Tenor Sax
Jon Dixon - Keys
Melanie Shore - Piano
Sasha Kashperko - Guitar
Darell Campbell - Bass
Nate Winn - Drums
Lauren Johnson - Percussion
Christina Manceor - Marimba/Percussion
Kris Johnson is an award-winning jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator. He has appeared on an impressive list of albums including two Grammy-nominated releases: Tony Bennett’s “A Swingin’ Christmas” and Karen Clark Sheard’s “All In One”. Kris is a trumpeter and arranger with the Count Basie Orchestra. In 2013 he was featured in the standup-comedy film “Make Me Wanna Holla” starring Sinbad.
Currently, Kris Johnson is the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Utah. Kris received his master’s (2007) and bachelor’s (2005) degrees in Jazz Studies from Michigan State University. In 2012, Kris received an ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers award and was selected as one of 25 Detroit performing and literary artists to receive a Kresge Artist Fellowship.
Mr. Johnson has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious jazz venues including the Apollo Theater, the Blue Note Jazz Club (US and Japan), Sydney Opera House, Blues Alley, and the Hollywood Bowl. He has also had the opportunity to perform with many jazz greats including Tony Bennett, Patti Austin, Wess Anderson, Wycliffe Gordon, Jon Hendricks, Monty Alexander, Christian McBride, Jamie Cullum, and many others. He has recorded on three albums with the Count Basie Orchestra including a 2015 Christmas album with Concord Records that features his arrangement of “Let It Snow” with soloist Ellis Marsalis.
Read more at krisjohnsonmusic.com
LULU FALL is a singer, songwriter and actor currently based in New York. Lulu, a formally trained jazz vocalist with a musical theatre background, is one complete and unexpected package. As a product of Senegalese and Cameroonian parentage, her music reflects her global perspective by way of her American sensibilities.
She independently released her debut EP, It’s Official in 2009, both in Washington DC and London, and a collaborative EP, Heal: Part 1, with the LF+JT (Lulu Fall and James Theory) project in 2015. Lulu was a finalist in the 4th annual Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Jazz Competition, won the Mid-Atlantic Song Competition (MASC), and was awarded Gold and Silver for her songs “Fight” and “No Better” in the R&B category. Lulu is currently back on Broadway with Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. More at lulufall.com
$20 advance with CD / $23 door with CD
$15 advance no CD / $18 door no CD
$10 full-time student with ID