Pianos in the Park Jazz Festival for Two or Four at Levitt Shell at Overton Park on September 2 at 6 p.m. (Half Off)

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Smooth-jazz icon Bob Baldwin joins regular collaborator Glenn Jones at family-friendly festival also starring Memphis native S. Poitier

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Promotional value expires Sep 2, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 9/2 at venue. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Levitt Shell at Overton Park. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which Groupon will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Pianos in the Park's current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event. Gates open 1 hour before showtime. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Smooth jazz is the sound of sophistication, unlike rough jazz, which is the sound of Louis Armstrong blasting chili out of his trumpet. Lend your ear to upscale scales with this GrouponLive deal to Pianos in the Park at the Levitt Shell at Overton Park on Sunday, September 2, at 6 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Attendees should bring chairs or blankets to sit on, if they so desire. Choose between the following options:

  • For $30, you get two general-admission tickets (a $60 value).
  • For $60, you get four general-admission tickets (a $120 value).

Presented by Strictly Jazz Entertainment, this year's Pianos in the Park festival sends relaxing vibes throughout the crowd with performances by ivory-tickler Bob Baldwin, R & B singer Glenn Jones, and Memphis' own S. Poitier. From his upbeat 1990 debut album, Rejoice, to his more recent millennial releases such as NewUrbanJazz.com, Bob Baldwin has kept his thumb firmly on the pulse of contemporary smooth jazz as a musician, a radio DJ, and a connoisseur of dentist offices. Adding another element of velvety smoothness to Baldwin’s set, vocalist Glenn Jones joins the pianist on stage to perform some of their tried and true duets, including 2011's deeply romantic “All Over You.” Named after the famous actor, S. Poitier can't help but draw comparisons to the legendary Al Green––though this Memphis native transitioned from pastor to soulful vocalist, not the other way around. Poitier, who still tends to his congregation between concerts, freely borrows elements and instrumentation from modern R & B, but he won't shy away from complex layering effects and chord structures that remind listeners of the jazz masters from the ‘70s.

Customer Reviews

This was a great event; the best one yet! Nice atmosphere, talented musicians.
Latrell B. · November 12, 2016
Last year's experience was great, however we were rained out and the venue was changed to the New Daisy. Not a good experience- the place was dirty and "dingy"- not the outdoor experience we panned for. The music was great however.
Janice C. · September 6, 2012
It was amazing! Great event for music lovers! I will definitely be back next year!
Shontay P. · September 5, 2012
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