The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s 15th anniversary 2014-15 concert season begins on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 8pm with “Monty Alexander’s Harlem-Kingston Express Meets the KJO”. The program will be held at the Bijou Theatre at 803 South Gay Street.
Famed pianist Monty Alexander is a native of Kingston, Jamaica, and his band Harlem-Kingston Express revels in those Caribbean roots. The project combines two groups into one, seamlessly blending rocking reggae music with classic, acoustic jazz.
The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra is a 17 piece big band comprised of professional musicians from across the region. Since its inception in 1999, the orchestra has performed dozens of concerts in East Tennessee, appeared on major jazz festivals in Europe, performed and recorded with internationally acclaimed guest artists, and released four critically acclaimed CD recordings.
Tickets for the event are $32.00 adult, $15.00 student. Tickets are
available in advance at 865-684-1200.