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Celebrated Recording Artist Kirk Whalum

Scores Grammy® Award and NAACP Image Award Nods

For Latest Album

The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter IV


DETROIT (December 16, 2015) – Award-Winning Recording Artist Kirk Whalum’s The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter IV (Rendezvous Music) scored two major award nods; a Grammy® Award nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album and an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Gospel Album.


The 19-song, double CD & DVD sets a benchmark for live recording, evidenced by nuanced performances and improvisation thoughtfully conceived and profoundly felt. Recorded and filmed live at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., saxophonist Whalum elevates his award-winning Gospel According To Jazz series to a new level masterfully melding Gospel, Contemporary Jazz, and Urban music. The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter IV eloquently demonstrates the deep connections between the genres.


The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter IV features Rick Braun, Norman Brown, Doc Gibbs, Sheléa, John Stoddart, Gerald Veasley, Kevin Whalum, and Kenneth Whalum III. Special guests include Marcus Finnie, Braylon Lacy, Ralph T. Lofton, Kevin Turner, and Kortland Whalum.


The 47th NAACP Image Awards air live February 5, 2016 on TV ONE. The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards ® air live on CBS February 15, 2016.