John Legend - April 22-23
The multiple Grammy winner returns to South Florida, one of his favorite touring haunts, following a
judging gig on the ABC reality singing competition "Duets." Legend's hits include "Ordinary People,"
"Used to Love U," "Heaven" and "Save Room."
The former child pianist prodigy played with Lauryn Hill,
Alicia Keys, Twista and Janet Jackson before he was 'discovered' and signed by Kanye West.
Legend has returned the favor by providing an opening act platform for such then-rising talent as
Robin Thicke, India.Arie and Corinne Bailey Rae.
This time around he's performing in an
intimate, acoustic setting highlighted by guitar, vocal accompaniment and a string quartet.
8 p.m. Tues., April 22; $140-$403
Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale
8 p.m. Weds., April 23; $242-$807
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts,
701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
(Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images / Courtesy /February 19, 2014)
Kyle Eastwood has been an accomplished jazz bassist since his 1998 debut release, “From There to Here,” with a prodigious list of international appearances and a 10-film soundtrack resume that ranges from the haunting title track on “Gran Torino” to the jaunty “Knock, Knock” on “Flags of Our Fathers.”
Those two film titles, his last name and powerful jawline are all the dots you would need to connect Eastwood back to his paternal musical influences. But, while considerable –– the two Eastwoods were regulars at the Monterey Jazz Festival, where VIP access to luminaries such as Sarah Vaughan and Dizzy Gillespie was easy –– the son long ago stepped out of the shadow of the father.
On March 18, Eastwood will bring music from his well-received 2013 release, “The View From Here” (Jazz Village), to Jazziz Nightlife (201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton). The 11 new compositions, performed on stand-up and electric bass, are “full of charm, Kyle’s original compositions and musicianship brimming with flair and quite a bit of funk,” says London’s Daily Express.
Eastwood will perform at 7 and 9 p.m. March 18 at Jazziz. Tickets: $25, $45, $65. Information: 561-300-0730, Jazziz.com.
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