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MarQuis Hunt to Host Sessions Jazz in July All-Stars Series at South on Main
Local Jazz Artists to Perform Each Wednesday in July
LITTLE ROCK, June 17, 2019 – The popular smooth jazz saxophonist, MarQuis Hunt, leader of MarQuis & MOOD, has curated and will be hosting a month-long series of Sessions jazz events known as the Jazz in July All-Stars each Wednesday in July of 2019.
The events will be held at the restaurant and performance venue, South on Main, located at 1304 Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72202. The cover charge is $10.00 at the door. The tickets create an RSVP and guarantee admittance, but not a table. Table reservations may be obtained by calling the venue at 501-244-9660.
Each event has a separate RSVP ticket link. Tickets may be obtained at the following links:
- Week 1 – July 3rd – MarQuis & MOOD – https://centralarkansastickets.com/events/Jazz-in-July-All-Stars-Sessions-7–3-2019
- Week 2 – July 10th – The Ted Ludwig Trio – https://centralarkansastickets.com/events/Sessions–Jazz-in-July-All-Stars-Ted-Ludwig-Trio-7-10-2019
- Week 3 – July 17th – The John Bush Quintet (Tribute to John Coltrane) – https://centralarkansastickets.com/events/Sessions–Jazz-in-July-All-Stars-John-Bush-7-17-2019
- Week 4 – July 24th – Cameron Ross – https://centralarkansastickets.com/events/Sessions–Jazz-in-July-All-Stars-Cameron-Ross-7-24-2019
- Week 5 – July 31st – Special Surprise Guests – https://centralarkansastickets.com/events/Sessions–Jazz-in-July-All-Stars-Surprise-Guests-7-31-2019
Week 1 – July 3rd – Featured artists, MarQuis & MOOD, features the talents of the critically-acclaimed smooth jazz saxophonist, Marquis Hunt, accompanied by members of his band, MOOD. There will be additional professional guest artists performing as well, such as saxophonist, Timothy Woods, trumpet king, Rodney Block and the sultry vocalists, Sarah Stricklin and Jasmini Sanders.
Hunt is a Stellar Award nominated recording artist most noted for his soprano saxophone abilities. Hunt has performed, written and produced for Grammy and Dove Award-nominated albums and has performed with many notable artists. He was nominated as Best Jazz Artist by the Central Arkansas Music Awards and is a featured artist with the Arts on Tour program sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council.
For more information about Marquis Hunt, please visit https://marquisandmood.com/. For promotional requests or to set up an interview, please contact manager, L. A. Rose, at 858-480-7673.
Week 2 – July 10th – Featured artists, The Ted Ludwig Trio, features the talents of guitar virtuoso, Ted Ludwig. Ludwig will be accompanied by Joe Vick on upright bass and Brian Brown on percussion.
Hailing from New Orleans, acclaimed seven-string jazz guitarist, Ludwig, has been a part of the jazz scene for over two decades. Throughout that time period, he has dazzled audiences with countless club performances, festivals, and recordings. He has released four albums with the Infrared Record Label as a leader and many more as a versatile sideman and co leader. Ted consistently receives accolades from critics and musicians alike for his astonishing virtuosity, technique and prolific originality.
Ludwig has performed with notable contemporaries such as; Ellis Marsalis, Peter Bernstein, Bob Dorough, Larry Coryell, Nathan East, Nicholas Payton, Howard Alden, Mundell Lowe, Rick Margitza, Julian Labro, Steve Masakowski, John Ellis, Tony Dagradi, Mike Pellera, Jason Marsalis, Ron Eschete’, Johnny Vidacovich, Herlin Riley, and many more.
Ludwig has been the recipient of an ASCAP award, the Louis Armstrong award, and the Overture to the Cultural Season award. In 2016, Ludwig was the youngest inductee into The Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame.
For more information about Ted Ludwig or to contact him, please visit https://www.tedludwig.com.
Week 3 – July 17th – The featured artist is saxophonist, John Bush, along with members of his quintet. This show is a tribute to the late jazz great, saxophonist John Coltrane.
John Bush’s musical upbringing occurred here in Little Rock in the late 1950s and early 1960s, along with other lovers and students of the genre at that time, including John Stubblefield, James Leary, and Claudine Meyers. While Bush’s contemporaries committed themselves to and pursued professional careers playing jazz music, he took another direction in that he came back to music later in life.
Bush’s aspiration is to uphold the original edict that drove all of the players he grew up with, as well as recognize the same Arkansas jazz traditions and honor the paths taken by musicians like The Original Yellow Jackets, Louis Jordan, Al Hibbler, and Pharaoh Sanders. Bush is dedicated to playing in the same true spirit of those who helped lay the foundations for this rich and beloved genre.
For more information, or to contact John Bush, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Week 4 – July 24th – The featured artist is smooth jazz and gospel saxophonist, Cameron Ross, accompanied by members of his band.
Ross comes from a heritage deeply rooted in God and music. As a child, he always knew that he had a place in music, but didn’t know exactly where. That all changed when he discovered the saxophone and he has been soaring ever since. Currently, Ross is staying busy by touring and also teaching music. Music has taken him all across the country and even into Canada. He has performed and shared the stage with artists such as Kirk Whalum, J. Moss, Nick Colionne, Althea Rene, Karen Clark, Ty Tribbett, Ben Tankard, and many others. Ross has been called to perform the National Anthem twice for the Memphis Grizzlies and has performed on several television stations such as TBN and The Bobby Jones Gospel Show.
Soothing and soulful are the words used to describe Ross’ music. Ross performs a large range of music from smooth jazz, straight ahead jazz, soul, and gospel. His goal is to provide great music that uplifts and inspires the listener.
For more information, or to contact Cameron Ross, please visit https://cameronrossmusic.com/.
Week 5 – July 31st – The featured artists have yet to be revealed. These are special surprise guest artists.