The Ritz welcomes jazz saxophonist WALTER BEASLEY to Jacksonville! Over the past two decades, saxophonist Walter Beasley has artfully and dynamically redefined the phrase "musical Renaissance Man" for the modern generation. Considered by fans and critics alike as "the heir to Grover Washington Jr.'s throne," the Boston-based musician has long mastered an exhilarating high wire act of balancing a successful career as a contemporary jazz recording artist and performer with an equally thriving presence in the field of music education.
One of the top five best-selling African-American saxophonists in the world since the late 90's, Beasley— while establishing himself as a regular presence on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart--has performed over the years with contemporary jazz and R&B icons Brian McKnight, Gerald albright, Ronnie Laws, Kirk Whalum, Bob James, norman Brown, George Howard, art Porter, Stephanie Mills, Vanessa Williams and Rachelle Ferrell. He has also opened concerts for traditional jazz legends art Blakey and Dexter Gordon.
Don’t miss this exciting evening with jazz saxophonist WALTER BEASLEY at the Ritz!
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!