RITZ JAZZ JAMM
King of Strings Entertainer
Saturday, April 5, 2014
7:00pm AND 10:00pm
A wonder to behold on stage, Ken’s evocative playing and passion for strings on the electric violin have enthralled fans of all ages, as well as peers from diverse genres, from jazz to blues, R&B to hip-hop and more. With a soul-stirring style that highlights all the voices of the violin, from sensuous and genteel to dramatic and muscular, Ken’s talents have brought him on stage and into the recording studio with a range of superstar artists including Bruno Mars, Jill Scott, Wyclef Jean, Chaka Khan, Ledisi, Brian Culbertson, the late Barry White, Cee-Lo Green, Erykah Badu and more. Promising to take fans to a whole other level on this fourth album with a new edge and energy, Ken plants the seed for any music lover to discover violin on a whole new journey with him on State of Mind.
Early in his career, Ken followed his passion for violin but lived a dual life, working as an IT programmer while honing and indulging his love of music at night, bringing his violin everywhere to jam at some of Atlanta’s hottest jazz spots. He established himself on the scene with local artists and newcomers such as saxophonist Mike Phillips, attracting more and more fans and attention from national and international promoters and peers. From his first CD, Burnt Toast to Chevelle Lane and his last release, Right Now, Ken’s exhilarating performances have left music lovers awestruck, with some of his most memorable accolades including a standing ovation from over 20,000 people at the Sea Breeze Jazz Festival, being the first opening artist to ever get a standing ovation at the Omaha Riverfront Jazz Festival and first repeat artist on the same festival, receiving at least three proclamations (Ken Ford Holidays) from three cities in GA, and more.
Don’t miss this incredible evening with King of Strings, Entertainer KEN FORD at the Ritz!
Every First Saturday
This live café style evening features the music of jazz legends and the hottest new acts. Come relax and enjoy great food and fabulous music!