Already well known in the Atlanta area and worldwide, Red Light Café is host to a special collaboration between Vocal Master and Composer Alex Lattimore and Jazz Performer, Educator, and Composer Tyrone Jackson. The group also features Brandon Boone on bass and Henry Conerway III on drums. The group will be performing originals as well as improvised laden covers. You don't want to miss this show.
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 6 PM
A native of a city known for its great arts scene, Chicago, Illinois, Alex Lattimore is no stranger to the world of music. As a solo artist, Alex’s vocal prowess has been compared to such greats as Luther Vandross, Will Downing, and Jon Lucien. At the early age of five, he began his musical journey starting with classical piano and trumpet studies which led him to perform with a host of phenomenal groups and orchestras such as the Chicago Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Sherwood Conservatory Brass Ensemble, Roosevelt University Jazz Band, and the University of Chicago Chamber Orchestra.
His journey continued to Atlanta, Georgia at Morehouse College where he became section leader and principle solo trumpeter in the Morehouse Marching, Concert and Jazz bands. His riveting and heart-felt playing style earned him a number of awards like the “Most Outstanding Brass Player” and the “Most Outstanding Soloist”. From his Morehouse days, Alex’s talents exploded later leading to serve as both a horn player and lead/background vocalist with a number of local, national, and internationally-based acts. This platform allowed him to showcase his countless talents as a songwriter, arranger, instrumentalist, and vocalist.
His amazing accomplishments did not stop there. Alex was both a shareholder and artist at an independent record label, EarthSeed Music, LLC, where he used his plethora of musical talents in the areas of songwriting, producing, arranging, performing, and recording. The result was the Groovement compilation CD, a profound collection of soulful musicians, which included early songs from world-renowed artist, India.Arie. Alex also served as the male vocalist for such Atlanta-based groups as Sirius B, Transcendental Funk, and Jiva (led by Khari Simmons, former bass player for India.Arie).
Alex opened for, and perform with internationally renowned artists like Tina Turner, Luther Vandross, Michael McDonald, The Impressions, Eddie Levert, Frank McComb, India.Arie, Earl Klugh, The Rippingtons, Groove Collective, Roy Ayers, Dwight Andrews and the Atlanta Jazz Chorus, Kindred The Family Soul, Loose Ends, and Maysa Leak. Alex’s vocals and trumpet have also graced the Julie Dexter and Khari Simmons Dome Records album release of “Moon Bossa,” Jiva’s albums “Sun and Moon” and “Day Into Night” as well as being a featured vocalist on the beautifully written duet entitled The Matrimony from Rhonda Thomas’ album “Breathe New Life” and title track Once Twice from the Bugs in The Attic album release “Back in the Dog House.” Alex has also collaborated with D.J. Kemit (formerly of the Grammy award winning group Arrested Development), releasing a single entitled Rush Hour (featuring Takana Miyamoto) which found its place on the P-Vine Records compilation “Sol Com Bossa”. Alex worked with The Ananda Project, under the direction of Grammy nominated producer Chris Brann, completing tours both in Japan and South Africa.
Alex completed his highly anticipated first debut solo album “Promise” released in 2008. This album received critical acclaim, including consideration for Best Jazz Vocal album for the ‘08 Grammy Awards. He has performed at the Atlanta Jazz Festival, Villa Christina, The Rialto Theatre, National Black Arts Festival, the Capital Jazz Cruise, and a number of venues in and outside of Atlanta.
Alex’s projects also include being the featured vocalist on a song entitled “Just Let Go” with Grammy nominated pianist Jeff Lorber and saxophonist/flautist Najee on Joey Sommerville’s currently released album, the title track of EC Coleman’s “Her Eyes at Sunset”, the Japan release from the Ananda Project album entitled “Truth”, as well as his features upon Gary Motley’s album “Depature”. His current projects are “A Father’s Love” which is a soulful tribute to his Dad as well as fathers everywhere, and his latest release that reached the top 30 on the UK Soul Charts entitled "The Reason I Love" from the forthcoming album 'On The Fence'.
The name Tyrone Jackson is quickly becoming synonymous with the quintessential jazz piano player. His boundless creativity coupled with subtle accompaniments, has Tyrone poised for national recognition.
Born in the New Orleans’ cradle of jazz, Jackson embodies the spirit of the Crescent City. The blends of jazz, funk and afro-carribean melodies are ever present in his work. But of course, musicians are never solely influenced by themselves. Jackson’s teachers are a virtual Who’s Who of great jazz piano players ranging from Ellis Marsalis, Kevin Bales to gospel legend Moses Hogan.
In addition to his composition skills, the jazz wonder is most known for his compelling solos. Jackson’s improvisational skills allow him to become a part of the song whether he softly highlights ballads or tears through fast-paced standards.
Jackson has performed with Earl Klugh, Melba Moore, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Vincent Gardner, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Wes Anderson, Greg Dawson, Jennifer Holliday, Karen Briggs, Clay Jenkins, Russell Gunn, David Sanchez, Damaris Carbough, Russell Malone, Marcus Miller along with opening for Esperanza Spaulding, Gerald Albright, Spyro Gyra and the Crusaders, and Chaka Kahn. He also toured Italy and Austria with the UNO Jazz Band; toured Brazil with Michael Ward; Opened for. Toured Thule, Greenland and performed with FutureMan (Roy Wooton) in Mableton, Ga.
His latest CD “Another Voyage” is his second solo release and first CD with label Hot Shoe Records. His songs are currently played with much acclaim to worldwide audiences on XM 70 Satellite radio. Jackson was also featured in Jazziz Magazine and selected articles in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Currently Tyrone Jackson is a professor at Kennesaw State University where is the artist in residence and teaches a myriad of classes including: Jazz Improvisation II & III, Applied Jazz Piano, Group Jazz Piano.