"Stephens' voice is like honey... pure and sweet..."
- The Philadelphia Tribune
"...a must-see band to be experienced live...!"
- The New York Amsterdam News
“A NIGHT OF UNITY”, a celebration of music and diversity with WillJam Entertainment Group international artists TY STEPHENS & (the) SOULJAAZZ, featuring guest appearances by WillJam Entertainment’s guitar virtuoso/songwriter/entertainer DAVE FIELDS, and emerging pop/soul recording artist TINA MAZYCK.
"A NIGHT OF UNITY" debuts at The Triad 158 W 72ndSt, NY NY October 2nd2021 9:30pm. THE TRISTATE IS BACK AGAIN!
World entertainers, Ty Stephens & (the) SoulJaazz, have been packing in audiences globally for many years. Catching them at the world famous Blue Note in NYC; witnessing repeated standing ovations from the international crowd, brought Buzz Willis out of semi-retirement, and caused Robert “Kool” Bell to put his name behind these original, versatile, “elegantly funky” R&B/Jazz musicians.
From New York, to Monte Carlo, to Korea, to Japan, to Russia, to Brazil, Haiti, Zimbabwe and more, this band of accomplished, seasoned artists, Ty Stephens & (the) SoulJaazz, has toured extensively in concert, jazz clubs, festivals, and U.S. State Department tours, and, as resident band for 6 seasons at the world-famous Sporting Club in Monte Carlo, opened for Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Steely Dan, Gilberto Gil, Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Charles Aznavour, Erykah Badu, Diana Ross, Grace Jones, Al Jarreau, George Benson, and many more! They have recorded 5 studio albums, to date (including "Good Medicine", which just debuted in the U.K. and the brand new inspirational collection "Spirit Rising"!) and won awards in jazz vocals, recording and production.
With an extensive career in theatre, dance, TV and Radio commercials, Ty Stephens has performed with Japanese superstar Toshi Kubota for 8 tours and, appeared on Broadway in the original companies of “Sophisticated Ladies” and “Marilyn, An American Fable”, and, in 2018, was given the Audelco Award for “Best Actor In A Musical” for “On Kentucky Avenue” He has recorded with Harry Belafonte, Peggi Lee, Houston Person, Alyson Williams, Baba Olatunji, Chuck Mangione, Gwen McCrae, and many more. He is a songwriter, vocal arranger, producer, actor, dancer, choreographer, director and more! A master showman.
The members of (the) SoulJaazz, lead by Music Director Richard Cummings, Jr have performed with, Diane Reeves, Letta Mbulu, Hugh Masakela, Wayne Shorter, Zubin Meta, the great Jon Lucien; Pharoah Sanders, Chico Hamilton, George Benson, Tito Puente, Jimmy Witherspoon, Amel Larieux, Dave Koz, Vanessa Rubin, Cece Winans and Roy Ayers; B.B. King, Little Richard, Sting, Vernon Reid, Nancy Wilson, Sam Moore (of Sam & Dave); Beyonce, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, LL Cool J, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Billy Preston, Eddie Kendricks (Temptations), among many others.
Running time: 60-75 minutes.
By law, all patrons must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival to gain admittance to the theater. Lack of proof will result in denial of entry with no refund.