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Season Events

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ArtSavvy: 20 Feet from Stardom screening (free)

ArtSavvy: 20 Feet from Stardom screening (free)

October 25, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Join us for a showing of the 2014 Oscar for Best Documentary feature, 20 Feet from Stardom. The film follows behind the scenes of backup singers and stars including Lisa Fischer who will perform live at GPAC on October 29. Following the film we will have guest speaker Morgan Beckford, Fellowship Coach from the Memphis Music Initiative, to share her impressions of the film and her experience as a lead vocalist and back up singer.

This is a FREE event with reservations required. Please contact the Box Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 751-7500 for reservations.

Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

October 29, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Grammy Award winner Lisa Fischer is finally in the spotlight. She’s toured and recorded with an impressive list of music legends, including the Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner, Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin and many, many more, and she was also recently featured in the Oscar winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom. Now, it’s her name that’s at the top of the marquee. She’s bringing her incredible voice and stellar backing band to GPAC for one intimate and sure-to-be-spectacular performance. Subscribe and save up to 30%! 

Jazz in the Box presents Bill Cunliffe, piano

November 11, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

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Jazz pianist and composer, Bill Cunliffe, is known for his innovative and swinging recordings and compositions. The Grammy Award-winning artist and two-time Emmy nominee began his career as pianist and arranger with the Buddy Rich Big Band and worked with Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson and James Moody. Cunliffe, a musical Jack of all trades, plays with his trio, his big band, his Latin band (Imaginación), and his classical-jazz ensemble, Trimotif. 

John Hiatt Trio

November 12, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

John Hiatt is a multiple Grammy-nominated singer and guitarist whose 40-year career has showcased his range and versatility in musical styles. Hiatt’s songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Iggy Pop and Rosanne Cash. Joining Hiatt are Doug Lancio and Brandon Young. Subscribe and save up to 30%!

Jazz in the Box presents Katie Thiroux, bass & vocals

January 13, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

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Katie Thiroux began playing acoustic bass at the age of 8 and soon after started exploring jazz and classical vocal styles. Since then, she has built a reputation on her swinging bass and clear vocals. Thiroux's instrumental arrangements are both inspired by and reflective of her musical idols: Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, Chet Baker and Anita O’Day. Her passion for jazz music extends beyond performance and technique. Thiroux believes that exposure to jazz history, culture and styles through education is vital in keeping the music alive and thriving.

Regina Carter

January 14, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Over a span of more than two decades, violinist Regina Carter has established herself as an enduring and creative force in jazz. She demonstrates an unbridled artistry and imagination and has explored a broad diversity of styles from jazz to classical and soul to African. Carter draws from a diverse well of influences that include classical, Motown swing, funk, and world music, among others. Subscribe and save up to 30%!

ArtSavvy: Contemporary Dance 101

ArtSavvy: Contemporary Dance 101

January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Get a fresh look at contemporary dance with Memphis-based performer and choreographer, Wayne Smith. This session will use video, discussion and interactive movement to highlight the choreography and technique of Alonzo King LINES Ballet.

This is a FREE event with reservations required. Please contact the Box Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 751-7500 for reservations.

Alonzo King LINES Ballet

January 21, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Guided since 1982 by the unique artistic vision of award-winning choreographer Alonzo King, LINES Ballet is renowned for connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity, blending traditional ballet choreography with pioneering contemporary dance. Subscribe and save up to 30%! 

Balé Folclórico da Bahia

January 29, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

The only professional folk dance company in Brazil, Balé Folclórico da Bahia is a 38-member troupe of dancers, musicians and singers that performs a spectacular repertory based on “Bahian” folkloric dances of African origin including slave dances, capoeira (a form of martial arts), samba and those celebrating Carnival. The company presents the region’s most important cultural manifestations under a contemporary theatrical vision that reflects its popular origins. Subscribe and save up to 30%!

Joey Alexander

February 11, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Since jazz piano wunderkind Joey Alexander first encountered the piano at the age of six, his musical intuition has flourished alongside a love of jazz. His talent has taken the world by storm, stunning audiences across the globe.

Last year, at the age of 12, Joey released his debut album My Favourite Things to great acclaim. The Indonesian jazz prodigy has become one of the youngest musicians ever to be nominated for a Grammy award; and not in one, but two categories–Best Improvised Jazz Solo and Best Jazz Instrumental Album.  Subscribe and save up to 30%! 

Jazz in the Box presents Joyce Cobb, vocals

February 24, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

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Southern Soul Assembly

March 03, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Southern Soul Assembly featuring JJ Grey, Marc Broussard, Luther Dickinson and Anders Osborne debuted last spring to rave reviews. All highly seasoned artists and band leaders, they have demonstrated a natural ability to contribute to each other’s music through harmonies and guitar, each building and adding meaningfully to the songs. Southern Soul Assembly draws from the rich legacy of American Southern culture of each of the players. Subscribe and save up to 30%! 

Al Jarreau

March 04, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Al Jarreau’s unique vocal style is one of the world’s most precious treasures. Since the mid-1970s, this versatile singer has applied his distinctive and instantly recognizable vocal style – a unique combination of lyrical swing and captivating vocalese – to a broad spectrum of musical genres. With this eclectic approach, he has earned much success along the way – enough to position him as the only vocalist in history to claim Grammy Awards in the three distinct genres of jazz, pop and R&B. Subscribe and save up to 30%! 

Jazz in the Box presents Bobby Broom, Master Jazz Guitar Series

March 24, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

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Stacey Kent

March 25, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Stacey Kent began her musical career as an interpreter of American standards, bringing her own unmistakable, intimate and emotionally intelligent style to a vast repertoire. A natural minimalist, she gained a legion of fans for her "less is more" approach. While her music has become increasingly involved with French and Brazilian influences, the same quiet intensity that characterized her interpretation of the "Great American Songbook" has continued to inform her singing. Subscribe and save up to 30%!

ArtSavvy: Bollywood Then and Now

ArtSavvy: Bollywood Then and Now

March 28, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Discover the origin of India’s national cinema and how it grew to become one of the country’s largest and most powerful industries. This session will use film and discussion to highlight the elaborate dance styles and music of Bollywood films. This ArtSavvy is in conjunction with our International Series show Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical.

This is a FREE event with reservations required. Please contact the Box Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 751-7500 for reservations.


March 31, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

A perennial crowd favorite, MOMIX is a company of dance-illusionists known for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty.  With nothing more than light, shadow, props and the human body, MOMIX has wowed audiences throughout the world for more than 30 years. Momix transports audiences from their everyday lives to a fantasy world through its trademark use of magical lighting and imagery. Subscribe and save 30%! 

Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical

April 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Featuring all the extravaganza, escapism and romance that is "Bollywood," this production is a fusion of east and west, classical dance steps, new impossibly sexy moves, traditional silks and turbans with leather and lycra with modern music played on the finest Indian Classical instruments.

This turbo-charged, joyfully uplifting show is a riot of swirling colour, high-energy music and sensational dance scenes. This is a true Masala musical "a spicy mixture of action, comedy, melodrama, songs and thrilling dance sequences." Subscribe and save up to 30%!

NBE Springloaded: Coppélia Remix

April 07, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

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Memphis’s own New Ballet Ensemble is nationally known for their unique hybrid dance creations, stirring up classical ballet, contemporary dance, tap, hip-hop, flamenco and Memphis Jookin’ into captivating theatrical productions that appeal to all ages. The Ensemble returns to GPAC with Springloaded, featuring Coppélia Remix, a condensed reinvention of the ballet classic set at A. Schwab’s on Beale Street. When lonely toymaker Dr. Coppélius creates a beautiful life-sized doll, high-spirited complications and mistaken identities lead to a happy ending for all. Subscribe and save up to 30%! 

Russian National Ballet: Don Quixote

April 20, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

Resplendent with glittering costumes, lavish sets and Leon Minkus’ sweeping score, this colorful production is Russian ballet at its most powerful and thrilling, transporting audiences to a make-believe Spain where dancing dryads, gypsies, and knights will delight audiences. Subscribe and save up to 30%! 


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