Milton Suggs sings the Great Jazz Composers
February 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
One event on February 18, 2022 at 8:15 pm
One event on February 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm
One event on February 19, 2022 at 9:15 pm
Evocative baritone Milton Suggs gives vocal life and lyrics to jazz’s classic instrumentalists, including Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Roy Hargrove, Bennie Golson, Clifford Brown and more.
The voice of New York-based Milton Suggs has become a fixture within the Jazz community. Voted repeatedly a top 10 rising star male vocalist in Downbeat Magazine’s annual critcs’ poll, he has produced four albums and tours internationally as both sideman and leader. Firmly rooted in the blues, Milton sports a rich baritone with the breath and power reminiscent of Joe Williams and yet is able to emote with both the subtlety and soulful intensity of singers like Donny Hathaway and Frankie Beverly. As both a performer and composer it is the music, spirit, struggles, triumphs, and stories from the many generations that preceded him that make up the foundation upon which his own artistry stands.
The JAZZ ROOM provides a casual and intimate setting reminiscent of the classic jazz rooms of yesteryear.
Note: In following regional directives and venue protocols for the comfort and safety of attendees, masks will be required at all times inside the Stage Door Theater. No food or beverage will be allowed. Keep your eyes out for opportunities to gather with your JAZZ ROOM friends for dinner or a drink before and after the show at surrounding restaurants.
Thank you to the program sponsors and supporters, who each bring jazz alive in Charlotte: Infusion Fund, Knight Foundation, Doris Duke Foundation, North Carolina Arts Council, and O’s Place Jazz.
Note on COVID Policies: As an affiliate organization of Blumenthal Performing Arts, JazzArts Charlotte will be following BPA COVID-19 venue policies and safety guidelines throughout the season. Due to the current COVID-19 safety requirements, Masks will be required inside the venues and we are unable to offer food and beverage to JAZZ ROOM patrons at the Stage Door Theater. See details.