Dar Williams, Euge Groove, Chris Botti and More Set for One World Theatre's 2013 Season in Austin
One World Theatre, Austin's premiere music venue known presenting diverse music and cultural arts in an up close and personal setting has announced its 2013 Summer Season. Highlights include top singer-songwriters like Dar Williams and Jimmy Webb, contemporary jazz greats like Euge Groove and Earl Klugh, Latin music icons like Sergio Mendes and Arturo Sandoval and local favorites like Walking Woody's Road featuring Jimmy LaFave, Eliza Gilkyson, Slaid Cleaves and Sam Baker. One World Theatre will also present GRAMMY Award winning trumpeter, Chris Botti at Riverbend Centre. For more information, visit www.oneworldtheatre.org.
One World Theatre's Complete 2013 Season Lineup:
Friday, June 28 @7 pm - One Show Only
$31, $56, $71
Several years after releasing his commercial breakthrough album, Stop All The World Now, singer and songwriter Howie Day breaks his silence with his long-awaited third studio album, Sound the Alarm. The album is a stunning collection of the kind of emotionally resonant, melody-minded pop-rock gems that have earned Day a legion of devoted fans over the past ten years. Sound the Alarm comes after more than a decade of touring, during which he self-released his 2000 debut, Australia and became a full-time traveling musician. Day became known for his powerful one-man shows, connecting with audiences through his charm, humor, the strength of his songwriting, and a warm tenor voice that "soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit."
Saturday, June 29 @ 7 & 9:30 pm
$31, $56, $71
For over 35 years, GRAMMY Award winning guitar virtuoso Earl Klugh has been lauded first as a prodigy and groundbreaker, then a defining figure and ultimately, as one of the true statesmen of contemporary jazz. He has recorded over 30 albums in a multi-million-selling career that includes 23 Top Ten charting records, five of them number one on Billboard's Jazz Album chart. Klugh has been nominated 12 times for the GRAMMY, in jazz fusion, best arrangement and pop instrumental categories, winning the 1980 GRAMMY for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for the certified Platinum album, One on One with Bob James.
Friday, July 12 @ 7 & 9:30 pm
$61, $86, $101
After four Gold albums, three GRAMMY nominations and sales totaling more than three million records, chart-topping saxophonist Boney James embodies the phrase "horn of plenty." That passion reverberates throughout his latest project, The Beat, his 14th album. Scheduled for release in April 2013, The Beat is a penetrating fusion of R&B, Jazz and Latin rhythms given voice by James' emotive saxophone and such guests as legendary trumpeter Rick Braun. Cited as virtually creating the urban jazz genre-melding contemporary jazz with hip-hop sensibilities-the crossover virtuoso has racked up nine number one albums on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart and multiple GRAMMY nominations.
Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns Tour
With Special Guests Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright & Richard Elliot
Friday, August 23 @ 7 & 9:30 pm
$81, $106, $121
Dave Koz has been hailed by The New York Times as "a musician of unflappable rhythmic aplomb, which he happily squares against the airtight funk of his band." His Summer Horns Tour 2013 features four of today's pre?eminent saxophone players, touring together for the first time ever: Mindi Abair a featured saxophonist on the 2011 and 2012 seasons of "American Idol who joined Aerosmith on their 2012 Summer Tour; Gerald Albright, known for his renowned solo recordings and performances with Anita Baker, Whitney Houston, and The Temptations; and Richard Elliot, a former member of Tower of Power who has since forged a successful solo career. With support from Koz's stellar band, they'll get the groove on, debuting songs from their forthcoming album, Summer Horns, a tribute to the great horn section bands in modern music.
Sunday, September 1 @ 6 & 8:30 pm
$31, $56, $71
John Mayall is often referred to as the "Father of the British Blues" whose musical career as a singer, guitarist and songwriter spans over 50 years. He was the founder of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, a band which has included some of the most famous blues and rock musicians, including Mick Fleetwood and Eric Clapton, whose now classic collaboration resulted in the best-selling album, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers Featuring Eric Clapton. Mayall stands out for several reasons: His championing of the blues, while experimenting with different approaches; his ability to attract the best of musicians; and his willingness to work with musicians who far outshine him in sheer ability.
Friday, September 6 @ 7 pm - One Show Only
$31, $56, $71
Top Contemporary Jazz saxophonist, Warren Hill has a sultry and soulful sound that intertwines with rhythmic and funk in such a unique way that always pushes the bar of the genre a bit higher. Having reached icon status, he has won countless awards and recorded innumerable number one hits. Hill has worked with an amazing cast of All Stars, including Nathan East, Lee Ritenour and Jeff Golub. In 2004, he created the world's first Smooth Jazz Cruise, an event that would bring his fellow artists and fans together for a brand new musical experience.
Thursday, September 12 @ 8 pm - One Show Only
$31, $56, $71
The critical acclaim composer Jimmy Webb has received during his more than 40 years of success is as remarkable as the accomplishments they honor. He has written numerous platinum-selling classics, including "Up, Up and Away", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman", "Galveston", and "MacArthur Park". His songs have been performed by many popular singers including Glen Campbell, The 5th Dimension, Elvis Presley and Barbara Streisand. Webb's song "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" was the third most performed song in the 50 years between 1940 and 1990 and he is the only artist ever to have received GRAMMY Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration.
Thursday, September 19 @ 8 pm - One Show Only
$36, $61, $76
With his soulful voice and earthy, Southern charm, Michael Grimm charmed millions of viewers and won Season Five of NBC's popular America's Got Talent. He has released five albums, sold millions of records, topped the Billboard charts and toured with such legendary musicians as Stevie Nicks and Heart. Gumbo, Grimm's 2012 release, is a wonderful mix of all genres, including blues, soul and pop, all sung in his trademark mix of passion and emotion that leaves fans wanting more.
Sunday, September 22 @ 6 & 8:30 pm
$66, $91, $106
It's been nearly forty years since The Manhattan Transfer exploded on to the music scene with their distinct four-part a cappella and jazz sound. Since then they have earned worldwide sales in the millions, GRAMMY awards by the dozen and numerous sold-out world tours. Their 1980s hit, "The Boy from New York City" made The Manhattan Transfer the first artist to receive GRAMMYs in both the pop and jazz categories in the same year. Not willing, or able, to rest on their laurels, the band has topped the charts in holiday standards, children's music, 1950s and 60s pop, boogie-woogie and swing. They have shared the stage with Tony Bennett, Bette Midler, Smokey Robinson, Phil Collins, B.B. King, Chaka Khan, James Taylor, and Frankie Valli.
Thursday, October 17 @ 8 pm - One Show Only
$31, $56, $71
Acclaimed songstress Suzy Bogguss is an icon of country music. Her achievements include the Academy of Country Music's award for Top New Female Vocalist, the Country Music Association's Horizon Award, six top ten singles, one Platinum album and three Gold albums. Her strong voice and straightforward style on songs like "Aces", "Someday Soon" and "Letting Go" have won her raves from critics and peers in all genres, as well as legions of fans around the globe.
Sunday, October 27 @ 7 pm - One Show Only
$31, $56, $71
Since the runaway success of her 1990 debut Platinum album, Circle of One, Oleta Adams has inspired a growing legion of fans in the US and Europe with heartfelt songs and inspirational lyrics. Her sound draws deeply from her roots in gospel, while crossing effortlessly into the realms of soul, R&B, urban and pop. Her impassioned hit single "Get Here", also recorded by Brenda Russell, became an unofficial anthem of the 1991 Gulf War. Her success, nurtured by worldwide tours with Tears for Fears, Phil Collins, Michael Bolton and Luther Vandross, has been solidified by four GRAMMY nominations and a seemingly bottomless well of creative energy. With eight CD's, including secular, gospel, a Christmas album, worldwide acclaim and over 2.5 million albums sold, Adam's musical odyssey continues both spiritually and creatively. For this consummate artist, composer, producer, musician, many goals remain on the horizon.
Sunday, November 3 @ 6 & 8:30 pm
$66, $91, $106
For most of the second half of the 1960's, Sergio Mendes was the top-selling Brazilian artist in the United States, charting huge hit singles and LPs that regularly made the Top Five. He released over 55 albums and performed with such figures as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz and Dizzy Gillespie. While known for his unique mixture of Bossa Nova, jazz and funk, Mendes found pop success with his single, "Never Gonna Let You Go," which reached number four on The Billboard Charts.
Thursday, November 7 @ 8 pm - One Show Only
$41, $56, $71
Classically trained on the piano since the age of five, Vienna Teng evokes Chopin in her playing, while her breathy and powerful voice brings to mind Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos. Since reaching the national spotlight in 2002, she has toured with musicians like Joan Osborne, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin and Duncan Sheik, charted on three separate Billboard charts at the same time and won the Best Folk Singer-Songwriter Album for her latest release, Inland Territory.
Friday, November 8 @ 7 & 9:30 pm
$46, $71, $86
Actor and comedian Sinbad arrived on the comedy scene with a "hit 'em in the face" style of comedy that has kept audiences laughing in the aisles for over the past two decades. Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the Top 100 Standup Comedians of all time, he has built a loyal following by taking audiences' painful trials or embarrassing tribulations of day-by-day life, throwing them back in their faces, causing an uproar of comedic hysteria. Sinbad is internationally known for his starring appearances in hit movies like Jingle All the Way, Houseguest and Necessary Roughness.
Sunday, November 17 @ 7 pm - One Show Only
$36, $61, $76
Euge Groove is a quadruple threat - the saxophonist, composer, producer and DJ has built an impressive career as a free spirit who remains true to his own artistic vision. He has recorded a string of number one hits and garner a devoted following. His wide ranging musical tastes, impeccable musicianship and keen showmanship have planted him on world tours with such icons as Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Richard Marx, Tower of Power and Huey Lewis and the News. Groove released his eighth CD in September 2012. House of Groove showcases ten sublime originals that underscore why he is a master of conjuring rich emotion and melody. This album is the best one yet and like his live performances, is electric, soulful, sexy and full of passion.