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Season Events

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Joey Alexander

February 23, 2017 @ 7:30 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.  

Jazz in the Box presents Joyce Cobb, vocals

February 24, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

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Memphis vocalist Joyce Cobb joins us in the Black Box Theater to pay tribute to the Memphis Women in Jazz. Accompanying Joyce is The Cool Heat Band featuring Kim Tremmell on drums, Shalay Davis on trumpet, Hope Clayborn on sax and Lynn Cordona on vocals. "

For decades, Joyce has been delivering her unique elegant style of jazz, pop, contemporary, and soul music to audiences throughout the mid-South region and across the country.

Although most know Joyce by her legendary vocal stylings, she's had her own radio show for years, had one of the first clubs on Beale Street in the 'new' era, and has been a solid staple, mentor, first class representative, and major contributor to the legacy of Memphis Music.

Jazz in the Box Series Sponsor: AMRO

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. 

PB&J: Peter and the Wolf by New Ballet Ensemble

March 04, 2017 @ 9:30 AM

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Dancers from New Ballet Ensemble will present a lively and engaging portrayal of the traditional story with characters representing not only instruments, but also five dance styles (Hip Hop, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, and Character). Following the performance, kids will get a chance to interact with the dancers and learn the movements of some of the animals such as a duck, bird and cat

Al Jarreau [Rest in Peace]

Al Jarreau [Rest in Peace]

March 04, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

GPAC is deeply saddened by the news that Al Jarreau passed away Sunday, February 12. We extend our greatest sympathies to his family, friends and fans across the world.

Ticket holders should contact GPAC at (901)751-7500 regarding refunds or exchanges.

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

March 24, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

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Subscriptions and single tickets on sale now! 

Master Jazz Guitar Series Sponsor: Lee & Sharon Grinspan 

Jazz in the Box Series Sponsor: AMRO

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. 

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.

Victor Wooten Trio

March 29, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Joining the 5 time Grammy award winning bassist are jazz/funk drummer Dennis Chamber and saxophone player Bob Franceschini as guest artists. Having released 10 albums throughout his solo career, Victor Wooten has an esteemed place in the music world with his ability to create sounds that resemble an orchestra with his 4-string bass guitar. Along with his solo career, he has been performing since his youth with The Victor Wooten Band, as well as being the bass player of the bluegrass / funk band Béla Fleck and the Flecktones since 1988.

MOMIX: Opus Cactus

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. 

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." 

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.

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. 

GPAC Gala: Celebrating Memphis Music

April 22, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

Bust out your dancin' shoes and join us for a high-spirited evening celebrating Memphis Music! We'll have a full bar with signature cocktails created by our very own in-house master mixologist, Brad Pitts, iconic Memphis music and an exceptional array of live and silent auction items. Memphis culinary star, Chef Erling Jensen, will prepare a gourmet meal, served on the GPAC stage at the Duncan-Williams Performance Hall.

Put on your best Uptown Funk attire and come out to help support the continuation of world class performances at GPAC.


PBJ Picnic with Farmer Jason

May 06, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

Sing-alongs and good-time songs! Farmer Jason is the brainchild of rock music legend Jason Ringenberg of Jason and the Scorchers. Come imagine his real working farm in Tennessee as he brings it right to the stage! Jason's catchy tunes and ever-cheerful stage persona truly entertain the very youngest fans and their folks while subtly educating about the amazing diversity of our natural world. Children can sing and dance to fan favorites including “Punk Rock Skunk”, “Ode to a Toad” and “The Forest Oh!” This concert will be held in the GPAC Grove. Picnic, blankets and chairs are encouraged.


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