Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic State of the Union addresses, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to the sweet sounds on stage with today's GrouponLive deal: for $26, you get one orchestra-level ticket (in the sections highlighted in blue) to a jazz concert by DMS—George Duke, Marcus Miller, and David Sanborn—at the Uptown Theater on Monday, August 8, at 8 p.m. (a $43 value before fees, or up to a $54.20 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
The Grammy-winning musicians of DMS—George Duke, Marcus Miller, and David Sanborn—enthrall audiences with a shape-shifting blend of jazz, funk, and blues. Instead of filling their ears with creamy peanut butter, listeners can devour the smooth sounds of Sanborn’s sax, which has graced records by Stevie Wonder, Linda Ronstadt, and the Rolling Stones. Miller has lent bass grooves to the Saturday Night Live house band and hosted waterborne concerts for Jazz Cruises, which sponsors DMS’ current tour. In addition to penning tunes for Miles Davis and Luther Vandross, Duke has played keyboards and hopscotch with Frank Zappa. Orchestra-level seats provide prime views of the jam session, saving audience members from the hassle of extensive cello lessons to snag a spot near the stage.
The renovated Uptown Theater welcomes 2,300 patrons to its friendly confines, which have hosted concerts, comedians, and films since 1928. Glimmering stars, wispy clouds, and mechanical fowl adorn the venue’s ceiling, reflecting architect John Eberson’s concept of atmospheric theater and his desire to build a fried-chicken eatery on the moon.