Gerald Albright with special guest Regina Belle
An evening of smooth jazz
Featuring Gerald Albright
“One of the biggest stars of R&B, contemporary and straight-ahead jazz”
GRAMMY®-nominated saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist/ composer/bandleader
For four decades, the million-selling Gerald Albright has put his serpentine-fired, solo signature on many of the greatest hits of the latter half of the twentieth century; from Patrice Rushen’s “Forget Me Nots,” to Quincy Jones’ “Setembro.” And, he’s been one of the most accomplished contemporary/traditional jazz artists on the scene, as evidenced by his fourteen records as a leader.”
With Special Guest Regina Belle
GRAMMY®-winning R&B/Pop songstress
Regina Belle emerged as a prolific, consistently engaging vocalist on the urban contemporary scene. Born in New Jersey, Belle’s early experience was in gospel, though she was also attracted to R&B during her childhood. She studied trombone, tuba, and steel drums, and at 12 won a school contest singing the Emotions’ “Don’t Ask My Neighbors.” Belle sang in a New Jersey vocal group, and studied opera and jazz in college. New York disc jockey Vaughn Harper introduced her to the Manhattans, and she began working as their opening act. Belle recorded a duet with them, “Where Did We Go Wrong,” that was produced by Bobby Womack in 1986. She earned a solo Columbia contract in 1987, and the single “Please Be Mine” earned both praise and a number two R&B hit. A follow-up single, “So Many Tears,” also made the R&B Top 20, and the hit “Without You,” pairing her with Peabo Bryson, was the only memorable thing about the film Leonard, Part 6. Her second LP, Stay with Me, secured her success, and she went on to earn more acclaim. Releasing Passion in 1993, she returned five years later with Believe in Me, which was followed by 2001’s This Is Regina! and 2004’s Lazy Afternoon. Belle returned to her gospel roots for 2008’s Love Forever Shines, and had just begun a career shift to gospel when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2009. She underwent difficult and lengthy treatment, but recovered her health and released a second gospel album, Higher, in 2012. In 2015, Belle returned with her tenth studio album, The Day Life Began. Produced by Jamie Jones and Jack Kugell, aka the Heavy Weights, the album included the spotlight tracks “He's Alright,” “You Saw the Good in Me,” and “Be Careful Out There.”
Gerald Albright with special guest Regina Belle is presented by Tri-Boss Productions and BBAAD Productions LLC.
Runs approximately 2.5 hours including intermission.
BABIES — Discouraged. Under age 2 enter free if seated on adult lap.
CHILDREN — Recommended for ages 6 and older.
Disruptive patrons of any age will be expected to exit the show.
Atwood Concert Hall
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
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