Georgia On My Mind: The Music of Ray Charles - San Jose Jazz

Georgia On My Mind: The Music of Ray Charles

Celebrate the music of Ray Charles with Emmy Award winner Clint Holmes, 10-time Grammy and Award Winner and Gospel Music Hall of Famers Take 6, Award-winning vocalist Nnenna Freelon, and Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum.
Ray Charles, a Georgia native, was an American treasure who won every major honor like the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Kennedy Honors, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Boasting iconic tunes from the catalogue of the genius himself, the artists make each song a winning part of the tapestry that is Ray Charles music.
Take 6 is a 10-time Grammy winning vocal sensation. Their exciting performances defy categorization, and have led to collaborations with Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Queen Latifah, and Ray Charles. Joining the group is the Las Vegas based vocal star, Clint Holmes, who has been selling out concert halls around the world. Nnenna Freelon, a six-time Grammy nominee and Downbeat vocalist of the year, will add her soulful vocal style to the mix as well as Grammy award winner, Kirk Whalum, who will bring his funky R&B saxophone sound. Join us in honoring the genius from Georgia – Ray Charles!


Benji Porecki – MD, piano, keyboards
Bryan Ewald – guitar
John Cornell – electric bass
Jakubu Griffin – drums
Clint Holmes – vocals
Nnenna Freelon – vocals
Take 6
Kirk Whalum – saxophone

Special Thanks