- $32 for two tickets to see Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: “Big, Bad Helpin’ of the Blues With Saxophonist James Carter” (up to a $74.50 value)
- When: Monday, October 7, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Bijou Theatre
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
Big, Bad Helpin’ of the Blues With Saxophonist James Carter
James Carter live * Who he is: one of the world's finest living jazz saxophonists * Who he is not: famed peanut farmer James "Jimmy" Carter * Best known for: what the [Jazz Times](http://jazztimes.com/articles/14741-live-at-baker-s-keyboard-lounge-james-carter) calls his "mind-numbing virtuosity," which allows him to effortlessly channel any style * Who's joining him: vets from the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and fellow sax players Greg Tardy and William Boyd * What they're playing: a regional exploration of Southern blues
Knoxville Jazz Orchestra
The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra's 17-piece big band—a medley of brass, bass, piano, and drums—aims to spread jazz like an infectious case of the cooties. Dozens of local concerts and festivals throughout the US and Europe have benefited from their playing, and four CDs have made it so fans can bring the magic home. To add zest to their stew of performances and bring new voices to the area, the ensemble also hosts regular guest artists, including world-renowned soloists. And the group further instills appreciation with a "Jazz in Schools" initiative and a free, annual "Jazz on the Square" concert that lets audiences take in the music in the open air.