Stevie Wonder’s lead Saxophonist, Ryan Kilgore, is taking time away from the Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life tour to visit band students at local schools in Knoxville.
Hundreds of students in cities such as Chicago, St. Louis, Knoxville, and San Antonio have already enjoyed personal jam sessions with the highly acclaimed musician.
Kilgore, founder of the Kilgore Music Foundation, has a strong passion for youth, and music education. On his school visits, Kilgore performs several songs from the Stevie Wonder tour, and songs from his own solo jazz project Just Walk. The students also get critique sessions with their instruments, and insider industry advice.
Kilgore picked up the saxophone at the age of eight. By the age of 14 he was booking weddings. The fourth generation sax player attended Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA on a full scholarship. As a drum major, he was selected to star in the 2002 blockbuster movie Drumline with actor Nick Cannon.
Kilgore has toured with media mogul Tyler Perry stage plays; He’s also worked with legendary producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
Joe Louis Arena / 8:00pm
19 Steve Yzerman Dr
Detroit, MI 48226
Saturday, November 21, 2015