Hampton Jazz Festival
Jun 28 - Jun 30, 2013
The 46th Annual Hampton Jazz Festival announced today the lineup of artists to perform at this year’s event. The festival will take place over a 3-day period at Hampton Coliseum on June 28-29-30, 2013.
Friday’s lineup will feature two of the Hampton Jazz Festival’s favorite performers: Gladys Knight and The O’Jays. Not only will they each sing all of their hits, but they will perform many songs together. This will be a performance festival fans will not want to miss. Also appearing on Friday night will be another festival favorite – KEM, who never ceases to amaze audiences with his intensely personal and touching performances. Rounding out the Friday show will be Leela James, an up and coming artist whose hit “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” will certainly get a hold on everyone in the audience.
Saturday’s show features the three lead singers from New Edition, this time calling themselves Heads of State. Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, and Ralph Tresvant individually would be great; together as a group they are sure to completely knock out fans wherever and whenever they perform. Also appearing will be Fantasia, whose new album is climbing the charts like never before. And, as icing on the cake, long time festival favorite George Benson will perform. To add a bit of local flavor, Forte Jazz Band featuring Brian Pinner will open the show.
Sunday features a command return engagement of Jill Scott who rocked the house last year. Appearing with Jill will be the super-hot trio of Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank. Like Heads of State, not only will they sing their individual hits, but they will also perform as a group their hit from their recently released album. Smooth Jazz returns to the festival with perennial favorite Bob James & David Sanborn featuring Steve Gadd and James Genus. Local Hampton Jazz fans will also delight in this year’s Sunday opener Karla Crump, well-known throughout the Tidewater area.
Tickets to the 46th Annual Hampton Jazz Festival are priced at $58.50 per seat, per day, plus applicable fees. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, March 23 at 10 am online at www.Ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster Outlets, and at the Hampton Coliseum Box Office. Additional festival information is available online at www.HamptonJazzFestival.com.
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