Crosstown Arts presents Kortland Whalum in The Green Room.
The Green Room at Crosstown Arts
Friday, December 1, 2023
Doors open at 7 pm | Show begins at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $25 in advance | $30 at the door
Kortland Whalum returns to The Green Room for an evening of sophisticated style and music. Kortland is an intriguing, bold performer, whose repertoire includes original compositions and covers of classic jazz, soul, and R&B tunes. Kortland, the product of an age of popular and gospel music, is a storyteller, blessed with the power to marshal all at once a batch of skills that includes timing, phrasing, pronunciation and acting ability to make the listener feel myriad emotions, particularly on ballads. Spend an evening with Kortland, where he shares his life, his story, and his voice.
Kortland Whalum is a singer-songwriter and actor whose talents span from music, theater, and now the screen. A graduate of Morehouse College, Kortland’s most recent theater credits include The Color Purple (2023) and Father Comes Home from the Wars: Parts 1,2,&3 (2023). Other theater credits include The Wiz (2016), AIDA (2017), Raisin (2018), Ain’t Mis Behavin‘ in Milan, Italy (2019), CATS (2019), May We All (2022), Porgy & Bess (2022), and the leading role of Sky Masterson in Guys & Dolls (2022). Upcoming theater credits include Beautiful: The Carole King Story (2024) at Theatre Memphis. Kortland’s on screen features include BET’s CURVES (2021) as well as the upcoming Freedom’s Village (2024).
With sold out shows at The Green Room at Crosstown Arts in 2020 and 2022, Kortland continues to seek a unique niche in the world of soft jazz and R&B/soul music. Kortland released his EP A Love Letter; a collection of songs including, “Can We Go (Love’s Paradise)”, “C’est La Vie”, and “The Limit”; all of which have garnered favorable local radio play on various stations. In 2020, Kortland was invited to become a professional member of the Recording Academy (The Grammy Awards).