Whitney is thrilled to join saxophonist, composer and Director of Jazz Studies at USF the fantastic Jack Wilkins for this Tampa Jazz Club Concert. Whitney and Jack will paying tribute to vocalist Nancy Wilson and saxophonist Cannonball Adderley and their famous record Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley. The concert will also feature trumpeter James Suggs, guitarist LaRue Nickelson, bassist Patrick Bettison and drummer Walt Hubbard.
In addition to the music recorded by Nancy and Cannonball, Jack will be premiering new music he has written for this tribute concert. Join us for a great afternoon of jazz!
For tickets visit Tampa Jazz Club website.
As a member of The Florida Bjorkestra, Whitney will be singing the music of Kate Bush and Tori Amos. The Florida Bjorkestra's set will also feature the music of Bjork, David Bowie and Peter Gabriel at the Et Cultura Festival in St. Petersburg. Join us at Jannus Live for a killer night of music!
The Florida Björkestra is a 20 piece ensemble of musicians from the Tampa Bay area paying tribute to groundbreaking pop artists. Every show is different and every artist's music is lovingly recreated with strings, horns, a rock band core, and gobs of amazing vocals.
For tickets and information please visit Et Cultura.
Whitney reprises her acclaimed Jazz Tribute to Barbra Streisand with Alejandro Arenas, John O'Leary and Mark Feinman and guest vocalist Brian Baez . Songs featured include People, The Way He Makes Me Feel, Don't Rain on My Parade, Guilty and other favorite Barbra hits! Join us for this fantastic night of jazz meets Babs.
To purchase tickets visit The Palladium Theatre.
Whitney will be joined by bassist Alejandro Arenas, pianist John O'Leary and drummer Mark Feinman of La Lucha for this concert. They will be featuring classic jazz standards and their own unique brand of re-imagined "new" standards.
To purchase tickets visit Firehouse Cultural Center.
Whitney and trumpeter James Suggs join forces again after their first show together in the Fall James meets James Ballads & Blues SOLD OUT! For their second meeting they are taking us to the movies! James & James will highlight favorite jazz standards used in movies and other film favorites! Join us for a thrilling night of music with Whitney James & James Suggs!
For ticket information please visit The Palladium Theatre.
Whitney will be appearing with guitarist extraordinaire LaRue Nickelson and band for a night of jazz, rock, blues and more! Join us for this powerful evening of music.
Whitney will be singing with bassist Michael Ross for a night of bass and voice duo at Burns Court Café. Join us at this intimate venue for a lovely evening of jazz, wine and laughs. For more information visit http://www.burnscourtcafe.com/.
Whitney is making her debut at Firehouse Cultural Center performing with guitarist LaRue Nickelson, bassist Alejandro Arenas, and drummer Dave Rudolph. They will be featuring a mix of Great American Songbook standards and modern standards. Whitney is excited to be performing at this wonderful, intimate venue! Join us for a great night of music.
For tickets and more information please visit Firehouse Cultural Center.
As a member of The Florida Bjorkestra Whitney is excited to be returning to The Palladium Theatre for Life on Venus: Music of Björk and Bowie. After two back-to-back sold-out shows, the 17-piece band The Florida Bjorkestra returns with the fantastic Jamie Perlow as Björk and amazing Colleen Cherry as Bowie. Join us for a stellar night of music! Stay tuned for future Florida Bjorkestra tributes!
Visit www.mypalladium.org for tickets!
Whitney James brings her dynamic vocal talents to HCC Ybor in an intimate and unique setting. Whitney will be co-leading Heart, Soul & Swing with guitarist extraordinaire LaRue Nickelson and his trio featuring the wonderful Chris Rottmayer on piano/organ and Dave Rudolph on drums. Join us for an afternoon of great jazz.
Guitarist LaRue Nickelson is a well-known jazz artist in the Tampa Bay area. The LaRue Nickelson Trio has opened for many touring jazz artists and performs regularly in the region. He's performed with many jazz artists including Jim Snidero, Bob Mintzer, Danny Gottlieb, and John Fedchock. As a member of Chuck Owen’s Resurgence group, LaRue was a performing artist at the 2000 International Association of Jazz Educators Conference in New Orleans, LA. He has also played at The Clearwater Jazz Festival, the Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy), throughout South Africa as a member of the USF JAZZTET, the premier performing group of the USF Jazz Program. He was also one of three finalists (and the only U.S. winner) at the 2004 Montreux Jazz Festival International Guitar Competition.
LaRue Nickelson - guitar
Chris Rottmayer - organ and piano
Dave Rudolph - drums
Part of the HCC Visual & Performing
Arts Series, the concert will be at
3:00pm, Sunday, March 5, in the
Whitney is thrilled to be joining vocalist Fred Johnson and The Helios Jazz Orchestra for the 9th Annual St. Petersburg Jazz Festival. Whitney and Fred will be sharing the stage with The Helios Jazz Orchestra, directed by David Manson, an 18-piece jazz big band made up of the finest jazz musicians in the Tampa Bay area.
Fred Johnson is an international performer and has spent the past 35 years presenting international concerts and seminars on the power of creative expression as a tool for personal wellbeing and healing. He has performed on stage with or as the opening act for such musical greats as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Herbie Mann, Nat Adderly, Joe Zawinul, David Sanborn, Richard Elliot, Ramsey Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Patti La Belle, Patti Austin, George Benson, BB King and many others. He has presented programs in association with Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Maya Angelou and many others.
Join Whitney for her Annual Jazz Valentine Event at The Palladium's Side Door. She'll be performing songs of love and loss, modern tunes and classic jazz standards. Joining Whitney for this concert is LaRue Nickelson on guitar, Alejandro Arenas on bass, John O'Leary on piano and Mark Feinman on drums. For tickets visit http://www.mypalladium.org/whitney-james-jazz-valentine-3/
Whitney is happy to be performing in Red Rain: The Music of Peter Gabriel and Tori Amos.
Red Rain is a collective of 15 accomplished musicians from the Tampa Bay Area and Los Angeles that have gathered to pay tribute to the music of Peter Gabriel and Tori Amos. Including many members of the locally acclaimed The Florida Björkestra and led by TFB creator Jeremy Douglass, Red Rain features lush arrangements, a powerful rhythm section and the stunning lead vocals of world-class singers Whitney James and Ronnie Dee.
The extensive instrument lineup includes pianist, bandleader and creator Jeremy Douglass; drummer Dave Hamar; bassist Daniel Navarro; guitarist Kris Hawkins; horn players Mike Gibilisco, Jeremy Carter and James Suggs; string players Rebecca Zapen, Tom Kersey and Molly Crosby; backup vocalists Barb Ness, Heather Krueger and Jamie Perlow (our very own Björk in The Florida Björkestra); and featuring the vocals of local powerhouse Ronnie Dee of The Superstars as Peter Gabriel and nationally acclaimed vocalist Whitney James as Tori Amos.