Take 6: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
A cappella sensation Take 6 are a perfect representation of what Duke Ellington called "beyond category." Take 6 has earned the distinct honor of "the most Grammynominated vocal group in history" and is truly unique in its sound: six angelic and refined voices united in crystalclear harmony, against a rip tide of syncopated rhythms, ornate arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop flavor.
The Take 6 story began in 1980 at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama, when Claude McKnight formed a quartet known as the Gentleman's Estate Club. When tenor Mark Kibble heard the group rehearsing in the campus bathroom, he joined in the harmonies and performed on stage with the group that same night. Mervyn Warren joined shortly after, and the group briefly took the name of Alliance, performing locally for several years, as older members graduated and new voices arrived on campus. In 1987, the group signed with Warner Bros. and changed its name to Take 6. Its selftitled debut album, released the following year, scored two Grammy Awards and landed in the top 10 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz and Contemporary Christian charts. Take 6 has garnered 10 Grammys, 10 Doves, a Soul Train Award, and two NAACP Image Award nominations.
Artplay's Take 6 Community Sing at 3pm.
Sunday, December 15, 2013 · 7 PM
A: $54.50 · B: $45.50 · C: $35.50
- Jemison Concert Hall
Give the gift of holiday cheer to those in need by donating a few small items to the ASC and you can purchase a ticket to see Take 6 live at the ASC on December 15 at 7 pm for only $15! Learn More
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University of Alabama at Birmingham
For this year’s summer concert, the smaller summer choir will feature the music of recording artists Erica Campbell, Kevin Lemmons, Kirk Franklin and The Commodores, as well as selections from the UAB Gospel Choir’s “Mirrors” CD. Proceeds from the concert will help with expenses related to the choir’s 20th anniversary reunion weekend this fall and its planned tour in Canada in May 2016.
They’ve rocked some of the biggest stages in the business. Finally, Robert Randolph & The Family Band are bringing
their intense, good-time funk, and brilliant pedal steel guitar playing to the ASC. » First, let’s talk guitar. Randolph’s
unprecedented prowess on his instrument garnered him a spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”
list. Rolling Stone called the group “one of the most intense live acts in all of jamdom,” making their appearance at the ASC one that should not be missed. Robert Randolph & The Family Band will be a show that will have you dancing in your seat!
Finally. Rickie Lee Jones is coming back to Birmingham! The ASC is thrilled to present the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter for an evening of musical reminiscing and exploration. Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1979 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, she graced the cover of Rolling Stone twice in two years, and performed an unprecedented three songs during her second appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” Her latest album and first new music in over a decade, The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded, and rooted in New Orleans.