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Kirk Whalum

Kirk Whalum Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 94,648
Category Jazz
Concerts
Apr
30
Dave Koz & Friends at Sea 2024
Athens
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Jun
02
Kafe Kirk
Memphis
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Jun
08
Norman Brown and Kirk Whalum
Temecula
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Jun
21
Blues Alley Club
Washington
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Jun
22
Blues Alley Club
Washington
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Jun
23
Blues Alley Club
Washington
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Jun
26
ブルーノート東京
Minato
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Jun
27
ブルーノート東京
Minato
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Jul
26
The Jazz Kitchen
Indianapolis
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Jul
27
The Jazz Kitchen
Indianapolis
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Jul
28
The Jazz Kitchen
Indianapolis
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Aug
11
Long Beach Jazz Festival
Long Beach
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Aug
16
Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival 2024
Norfolk
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Aug
21
The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre
Detroit
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Aug
23
Pabst Theater
Milwaukee
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Aug
31
Cain Park Evans Amphitheater
Cleveland Heights
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About Kirk Whalum
Soulful, passionate, stirring...these are the words most often used to describe Kirk’s music. Forged from his Memphis, (TN) gospel roots and his 1980‘s initiation into the thriving Houston, TX nightclub scene, Kirk’s big, rich tenor sound is unmistakably his. The 80’s were highlighted by Kirk’s stepping out of his blossoming sideman role and forming his own band. It was there that Kirk ultimately developed both his “voice” and songwriting in the crucible of the local club scene––especially at a rooftop club called Cody’s. It was also in Houston where jazz pianist Bob James “discovered” him and brought him on tour, which led to five successful albums with Columbia Records, including Cache, Kirk’s first #1 album. As well, Kirk and Bob received a Grammy nomination for their collaboration album, Joined at the Hip. After moving to Los Angeles, Kirk became an in demand session player for top artists like, Barbara Streisand, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, Larry Carlton, Quincy Jones and most notably, Whitney Houston, amongst many others. It’s his sax heard on the mega-hit, “I Will Always Love You.” Kirk soon followed that career high point with his phenomenal hit album released on Warner Bros. Records, For You, perhaps the most successful of over 25 solo recordings to date; others include his eclectic, and much lauded, Gospel According to Jazz series, (Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4). In addition to his many solo projects, Kirk is a member of the popular soul/jazz group, BWB, which features Kirk as the “W” of the group with Rick Braun (trumpet) and Norman Brown (guitar). ​ An ordained minister, Kirk has earned a Masters of Art in Religion. It’s in this spirit that he serves his community in various ways when his touring schedule allows. There is also his daily fifteen minute podcast, Bible In Your Ear (BIYE), in which he invites you to listen along as he reads through the Bible in a year. In addition to music and ministry, Kirk has a passion to educate young, aspiring musicians and is currently engaged as a music professor at Visible Music College in his hometown of Memphis. ​ Kirk is the recipient of numerous awards and acknowledgements for his musical excellence including three Dove Award nominations, an NAACP Image Award nomination and has won two Stellar Awards-Gospel music’s highest honor. A twelve time Grammy nominee, Kirk won his first Grammy award (2011)for Best Gospel Song (“It’s What I Do”––featuring Lalah Hathaway) alongside life-long friend and gifted songwriter, Jerry Peters. ​ In a career spanning decades, Kirk has a sound that is uniquely his; it is a sound that leaves an indelible imprint on the listener.
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Genres
Jazz
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What fans are saying
Rickey
4 / 5
More playing and less talking would improve concert experience. Other than that, it was awesome and the food, drinks and service were good. Will be back.
Spaghettini Seal Beach, CA
May 02, 2023
Nathaniel
5 / 5
This was absolutely awesome artist who’s humble and continues to use his gifts for God! The concert was intimate and small which allowed interviews and pictures!
The Journey Church Brentwood, TN
Jul 24, 2019
Craig
4 / 5
It was an awesome soul stirring event! My wife and I were blessed by the testimonies of two men of God glorifying him in music!!
Crosstown Theater Memphis, TN
Mar 11, 2024
Paul
5 / 5
Kirk has never been better! What a concert...great energy and the crowd loved it! Few sax players like him ever graced this earth....
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA
Jul 10, 2023
Charles
5 / 5
Wish I'd gone more than one night. Excellent showcases of other artist (Andrea Lisa!!). See you next time, thanks for a great evening!
The Jazz Kitchen Indianapolis, IN
May 15, 2023
S. Frazier
5 / 5
It was a great holiday event. Kurt, Kevin, Sheila E,and John Stoddard, everyone else was the best music gift.
Beebe Memorial Cathedral Oakland, CA
Dec 10, 2018
Tonda
5 / 5
Loved this concert! Great musician and humble person. Played a mix of old and a couple from his new CD.
Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel Rosemont, IL
Nov 18, 2019
Gigi
5 / 5
Absolutely great the whole night long was truly a blessing thank you thank you thank you stay blessed healthy and safe
Live Stream Atlanta, GA
May 02, 2020
Stephanie
5 / 5
Played some favorites and great new music. A must see. So glad he came and got to watch I’m work.
Blues Alley Club Washington City, DC
Jan 19, 2020
Dane
5 / 5
Absolutely incredible! If you ever get a chance to see Kirk and his band, you will never leave disappointed.
Jazz Alley Seattle, WA
Oct 31, 2023
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Kirk Whalum Tour Cities
Athens, Greece Washington City, DC Indianapolis, IN Minato, Japan Detroit, MI Temecula, CA Norfolk, VA Cleveland Heights, OH Milwaukee, WI Memphis, TN Long Beach, CA

Frequently Asked Questions About Kirk Whalum

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Kirk Whalum on tour?

Yes, Kirk Whalum is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Kirk Whalum concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Kirk Whalum tour is scheduled for 16 dates across 11 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Kirk Whalum scheduled to play?

Kirk Whalum is scheduled to play 16 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Kirk Whalum tour start?

Kirk Whalum’s tour starts Apr 30, 2024 and ends on Aug 31, 2024. They will play 11 cities; their most recent concert was held in Athens at Cruise and their next upcoming concert will be in Washington at Blues Alley Club.

What venues is Kirk Whalum performing at?

As part of the Kirk Whalum tour, Kirk Whalum is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Apr 30 - Athens, Greece @ Cruise
Jun 02 - Memphis, TN @ Crosstown Theater
Jun 08 - Temecula, CA @ Thornton Winery
Jun 21 - Washington, DC @ Blues Alley Club
Jun 22 - Washington, DC @ Blues Alley Club
Jun 23 - Washington, DC @ Blues Alley Club
Jun 26 - Minato, Tokyo @ ブルーノート東京
Jun 27 - Minato, Tokyo @ ブルーノート東京
Jul 26 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Jazz Kitchen
Jul 27 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Jazz Kitchen
Jul 28 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Jazz Kitchen
Aug 11 - Long Beach, CA @ Rainbow Lagoon Park
Aug 16 - Norfolk, VA @ Town Point Park
Aug 21 - Detroit, MI @ The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre
Aug 23 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
Aug 31 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Cain Park Evans Amphitheater
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