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Marion Meadows

Marion Meadows Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 12,859
Category Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Concerts
Jul
19
John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Series
Ypsilanti
Tickets
Jul
20
Greater Hartford Jazz Festival 2024
Downtown Hartford
Tickets
Jul
27
Smooth Jazz Series featuring Marion Meadows
San Ramon
Tickets
Aug
01
The Tin Pan
Richmond
Tickets
Aug
02
The Blues Alley
Washington
Tickets
Aug
03
Blues Alley Club
Washington
Tickets
Aug
04
Blues Alley Club
Washington
Tickets
Aug
23
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Seattle
Tickets
Sep
26
South Jazz Kitchen
Philadelphia
Tickets
Sep
27
South Kitchen & Jazz Parlor
Philadelphia
Tickets
Sep
28
South Kitchen & Jazz Parlor
Philadelphia
Tickets
Oct
13
Thornton Winery
Temecula
Tickets
Oct
17
Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival 2024
Rehoboth Beach
Tickets
Oct
25
O'Hare Jazz Fest
Rosemont
Tickets
Nov
01
Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend
Daytona Beach
Tickets
Nov
06
Jazz Legacy Foundation Gala Weekend 2024
Hampton
Tickets
Nov
17
Spaghettini
Seal Beach
Tickets
Nov
23
Bishop Arts Theater 2024 Jazz Series
Dallas
Tickets
Nov
24
Live Jazz On The Seawall
Galveston
Tickets
Nov
29
The Ludlow Garage
Cincinnati
Tickets
Dec
21
THE MARION MEADOWS ANNUAL XMAS PARTY
New Haven
Tickets
About Marion Meadows
Marion Meadows Born in West Virginia, saxophonist Marion Meadows – whose ethnic mix is Native American, African American and Caucasian – he grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, where he began playing clarinet and studying classical music at eight years old. His passion for different types of music led him to appreciate numerous jazz musicians, including Stanley Turrentine, Sidney Bichet, Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins, and he naturally gravitated to the soprano sax in his high school years. Fortunately for the smooth jazz fans who have embraced his sweet and funky soprano sound over the last decade, Meadows decided to take a few very important trips to Europe during his junior and senior years. He had dreamed of being either a veterinarian or zoologist, and assumed he would enroll in college as a pre-med major. Playing the sax was just a hobby until he saw the way audiences reacted to him and his student cohorts in Holland, Italy and Austria. “The first trip was with my high school band and the second was a graduation gift to me and a few other guys playing over there in a big band setting,” he says. “It was exciting seeing positive newspaper articles about my playing in Italy, receiving all sorts of accolades and feeling the excitement of interaction with the crowd. It was a tremendous rush, and lit the fire.” After studying jazz with Anthony Truglia, Meadows attended Berklee College of Music, where he majored in arranging and composition. He later went to the SUNY Purchase School for the Arts, where he studied under Ron Herder. “I got a lot of sideman jobs in college, and I have always said I got a graduate degree playing clubs,” adds Meadows, who perfected his craft studying with Joe Henderson, Dave Liebman and Eddie Daniels. “Not long after I finished school, (well-known jazz drummer) Norman Connors recorded my song ‘Invitation’ and then asked me to join his band. I later produced his Passion album with him. Things just fell into place.” Meadows first hit the airwaves in 1991 with For Lovers Only, but his career really began one day in the late ‘80s at New York’s Grand Central Station. He had been a sideman with Connors for three years with only vague notions of eventually going solo. Then one day, as the oft-told story goes, he was waiting for a train, pulled out his horn and began playing under the huge dome. His sweet sound caught the attention of fellow traveler, TV composer Jay Chattaway, who was so impressed that he hooked Meadows up with legendary keyboardist Bob James. James signed Meadows to a deal with his TappanZee label, and though Meadows’ first recording went unreleased, the experience put him on the road to his eventual success. Meadows hooked up with numerous artists and musicians and became a well known sideman in his own right, recording or performing over the years with Brook Benton, Eartha Kitt, Phyllis Hyman, Jean Carne, The Temptations, Michael Bolton, Angela Bofill, Will Downing and Native American flute player Douglas Spotted Eagle, among many others. In the late ‘80s, Meadows stretched his usual pop/jazz boundaries as a member of a New York avant-garde band called the Aboriginal Music Society. He was performing in Japan when he got the call that RCA Records was interested in signing him to a solo deal, based on his first album which he had recorded and financed himself. Meadows became a staple of the smooth jazz format with his subsequent recordings, which include Keep It Right Here (1993), Forbidden Fruit (1994) and Body Rhythm (1996). After moving from his home in Connecticut to Phoenix, Arizona, Meadows signed with Heads Up International and released Another Side of Midnight (1999). A contemporary tribute to city life, his label debut was considered by critics to be his strongest work to date. His subsequent heads Up discography has been equally successful on an artistic as well as commercial level: Next To You (2000), featured a mix of R&B-influenced jazz coupled with sensual Latin rhythms; In Deep (2002), a neo-soul blend of jazz, R&B and hip-hop, brimmed with sophisticated arrangements and impressive tenor/soprano playing; Players Club (2004) paid tribute to Meadows’ fellow musicians with a seamless mix of contemporary jazz and soulful R&B. All four Heads Up recordings have been well received by his ever-growing, always loyal fans. Dressed To Chill, scheduled for release on May 23, 2006, is the latest chapter in Meadows’ satisfying tradition of cool sophistication. “I’ve been involved in a lot of projects, both my own and group efforts,” says Meadows, “and my main objective is to keep growing as an artist and engage the fans who have invested so much emotion in my music and my career. Aside from that wonderful sense of live communication, the real magic for me happens in the studio when I put on those headphones and begin to play. That’s where the ideas just start to flow. Everything else in my musical life comes out of that moment.”
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Genres
Jazz, Smooth Jazz
What fans are saying
Joyce
5 / 5
I definitely will attend another show of his !!!!!!
South Kitchen & Jazz Parlor Philadelphia, PA
Nov 06, 2022
Kevin
5 / 5
Excellent! Nice atmosphere, good food and drink.
The Jazz Kitchen Indianapolis, IN
Nov 26, 2023
Ruth
5 / 5
SUPERB!!! A great show as always!!!
Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia Charleston, WV
Aug 28, 2023
Thomas
5 / 5
it was very nice
Blues Alley Washington, DC
Feb 16, 2018
Kevin
5 / 5
Excellent, wonderful show
St John's United Methodist Church Houston, TX
May 28, 2023
Evonne
5 / 5
Great concert!
Southfield Pavilion Southfield, MI
Mar 12, 2023
Leon
5 / 5
Outstanding!
Hilton Garden Inn Flint Downtown Flint, MI
Jul 30, 2023
Sandra
5 / 5
Awesome!!!
Southfield Pavilion Southfield, MI
Mar 16, 2023
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Marion Meadows Tour Cities
Philadelphia, PA Washington, DC Dallas, TX Hampton, VA New Haven, CT Cincinnati, OH San Ramon, CA Galveston, TX Richmond, VA Ypsilanti, MI Temecula, CA Rehoboth Beach, DE Seal Beach, CA Daytona Beach, FL Seattle, WA

Frequently Asked Questions About Marion Meadows

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Marion Meadows on tour?

Yes, Marion Meadows is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Marion Meadows concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Marion Meadows tour is scheduled for 21 dates across 15 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Marion Meadows scheduled to play?

Marion Meadows is scheduled to play 21 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Marion Meadows tour start?

Marion Meadows’s tour starts Jul 19, 2024 and ends on Dec 21, 2024. They will play 15 cities; their most recent concert was held in Ypsilanti at Ford Lake Park and their next upcoming concert will be in Washington at Blues Alley Club.

What venues is Marion Meadows performing at?

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

2024 Tour Dates:

Jul 19 - Ypsilanti, MI @ Ford Lake Park
Jul 20 - Downtown Hartford, CT @ Bushnell Park
Jul 27 - San Ramon, CA @ San Ramon Farmers Market at City Center Bishop Ranch
Aug 01 - Richmond, VA @ The Tin Pan
Aug 02 - Washington, DC @ Blues Alley
Aug 03 - Washington, DC @ Blues Alley Club
Aug 04 - Washington, DC @ Blues Alley Club
Aug 23 - Seattle, WA @ Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Sep 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Gerald Veasley's Unscripted Jazz Series at South Jazz Club
Sep 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ South Kitchen & Jazz Parlor
Sep 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ South Kitchen & Jazz Parlor
Oct 13 - Temecula, CA @ Thornton Winery
Oct 17 - Rehoboth Beach, DE @ Rehoboth Beach Convention Center
Oct 25 - Rosemont, IL @ Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
Nov 01 - Daytona Beach, FL @ Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
Nov 06 - Hampton, VA @ Hampton Roads Convention Center
Nov 17 - Seal Beach, CA @ Spaghettini
Nov 23 - Dallas, TX @ Bishop Arts Hotel
Nov 24 - Galveston, TX @ Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort
Nov 29 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Ludlow Garage
Dec 21 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
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