Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT Public Onsale: September 10, 2018 3:21 PM to November 14, 2018 6:00 PM
The Singletary Center Signature Series presents "The Saxophone Summit" featuring Jeff Coffin & Derek Brown in the SCFA Recital Hall.
The Singletary Center celebrates 30 years of saxophone at the University of Kentucky with "The Saxophone Summit" featuring dynamic innovators on the saxophone Jeff Coffin and Derek Brown alongside UK's Osland/Dailey Jazztet and UK Mega-Sax 1.Jeff Coffin is a globally recognized saxophonist, composer, educator, and is a member of the legendary and iconic American rock group, Dave Matthews Band. You may also know him from his 14 years and 3 Grammy Awards with the genre-defying Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. Jeff fronts his own groups, the Mu’tet, and the Viridian Trio when not touring with DMB and has released over 10 solo albums.
Coffin is known for his passionate and fiery soloing, his melodically driven compositions, his deep involvement with music education, and his continued dedication to the improvisational music art form some call Jazz. He is one of the top in-demand saxophonists in the world as well as a first call studio musician in Nashville, TN where he has lived since 1991. Jeff is also a Yamaha and D’Addario Performing Artists and Clinician, teaches as the prestigious Vanderbilt University, authored The Saxophone Book, co-authored The Articulate Jazz Musician, and runs his own record label, Ear Up Records.From his 30+ million views across social media to his interviews on international television and NPR’s Weekend Edition, Billboard-charting saxophonist/innovator Derek Brown and his one-of-a-kind solo “BEATBoX SAX” project has been exploding across the world music scene.
As described by jazz journalist/historian Scott Yanow, "Brown performs unaccompanied solos that occasionally make one recall Bobby McFerrin in his early prime and the great saxophonist Eddie Harris… utilizing slap-tonguing, circular breathing, a wide interest in musical styles and dazzling coordination to create rather unique music."
Previously the director of jazz studies at Abilene Christian University for six years, Derek now lives and performs in Chicago, playing in various bands and projects around the area and throughout the world. Crossing genres from jazz to classical to funk, without looping or electronic effects, saxophone innovator Derek Brown’s unique playing style must be seen to be believed!
All ages. Reserved Seating
Free Advance tickets are available for University of Kentucky students (with valid student ID) exclusively at the SCFA ticket office; Free Advance Student tickets not available on the day of show.