Regarded as one of the top Soul, R & B, and Jazz-Funk groups, with multiple gold & platinum albums and three Grammy nominations, AVERAGE WHITE BAND comes to headline the Tucson Jazz Festival. Known for its diverse songwriting and unique approach to rhythm & blues, the six-piece band took the instrumental cues of US Jazz giants Adderley, Hancock, and Shorter and the soulful influences of Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Al Green, and Stevie Wonder to create their own authentic R & B blend. With their the tongue-in-cheek name, this uncanny paradox performs their “essential grooves” from their newest release, Inside Out, as well as such AWB favorites as Walk On By, Pick Up The Pieces, and I’m The One.
Enjoy Three Days on the Beach with Snarky Puppy, Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, Lettuce, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Lila Downs, Michael McDonald Acoustic Quartet, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Flor de Toloache and more—February 14-16, 2020 at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami, FL.
The winner receives a 3-day pass for two. Excludes travel or lodging.
Acclaimed by the New York Times as one of the “Top 10 Definitive Moments of the Decade in Jazz Music,” GroundUP goes beyond the typical festival experience, breaking down the barriers between audience and artists...
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