The Fall 2015 lineup for the “Backstage at the Lincoln” series was announced this week, once again bringing intimate live jazz shows to the stage of the historic Lincoln Theatre. The slate of three performances is bookended by two great jazz shows. Guitarist Kevin Turner, whose extensive resume includes a current run of touring and recording with Kirk Whalum, will kickoff the year’s schedule on Thursday, September 10th, at 7pm. After a rare theater production in October, the series returns to jazz with the smooth jazz, gospel, R&B, and neo-soul blend of local band E-Flat on Thursday, November 5th, also at 7pm. Keep reading for more details and ticket info from CAPA:
“BACKSTAGE AT THE LINCOLN” ANNOUNCES FALL LINEUP
Backstage at the Lincoln, the Lincoln Theatre’s intimate, local concert series, has scheduled three events for the fall. For the first time, one of the scheduled events will be a theatre production flanked by two jazz concerts. The Backstage at the Lincoln series offers concertgoers the extraordinary opportunity to be seated on stage with a featured local artist, providing an up-close-and-personal performance set against the hand-painted grandeur of the Lincoln’s rare Egyptian Revival-style motif.
Thursday, September 10
Currently a jazz guitar lecturer at The Ohio State University, Columbus native Kevin Turner has recorded and toured with a variety of national artists. His jazz CD of hymns entitled HIM (2005) received a Stellar Award nomination, and he is currently performing and recording with Kirk Whalum outside of his solo pursuits. www.KevinTurnerMusic.com
PAST Productions Columbus presents The Trip
by Crystal Rhodes
Thursday, October 8
Established by Patricia Wallace-Winbush, Anthony (Tony) Roseboro, Scott Porter, and Truman Winbush, Jr., PAST Productions Columbus is a collective of local artists who have performed with numerous other theatre organizations over the years, and have now come together to produce and present their own projects. In Crystal Rhodes’ The Trip, four long-time friends set out on a cross-country trip of a lifetime. What could go wrong? www.PastProductionsColumbus.com
E-Flat Jazz Band
Thursday, November 5
Smooth jazz band E-Flat performs a mix of originals, smooth jazz, gospel, R&B, and neo soul with some of the best musicians in central Ohio including founder David Dennis (saxophone), Jesse Leonard (bass guitar), Daniel Goins (keyboards), and Jerry Powell (drums).
Tickets are $10 and seating is limited. All concerts begin at 7pm at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.). Tickets can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night of the show if still available.
The Backstage at the Lincoln series is made possible through the generous support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council and Ohio Arts Council.