Expect the unexpected whenever Stephen Richard performs. When you catch his performance at the Manship Theatre, you'll quickly discover this native son is unlike any saxophonist you've ever heard, as he comfortably blurs lines between traditional and contemporary jazz, R&B, Blues, Latin and hip-hop.
When he was young, the Louisiana native moved to Houston, Texas, where he learned about music through classical piano lessons and developed a love of soul, jazz, R&B and blues. After learning from greats Conrad Johnson and Grover Washington Jr., Richard majored in communications at Southern University, where he received instruction from renowned clarinetist and educator Alvin Batiste.
Richard has played for Nelson Mandela and with other notable jazz musicians including Hubert Laws, Ernie Watts, Ellis Marsalis, Jimmy Heath and Wes Anderson, to name a few. With nine albums to his name, Richard currently leads a traveling band around the country.
Richard will release two new projects, After Hours and Spectrum, at the Manship performance. On After Hours, Richard explores the music he and his Houston band created as he attempts to bring those memories to life. With Spectrum, Richard expresses a variety of emotions through an eclectic, but ultimately enjoyable mix of song styles.
The concert takes place Saturday, August 19th, beginning at 8 p.m. at Manship Theatre. Tickets are $35-$45 and are available for purchase online.
The Reserve at Jefferson Crossing Apartments, the premier apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is inviting friends and neighbors to attend this unforgettable event!
Wednesday, August 29, 2018—7:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801