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Michael Shults Quartet featuring Bennett Wood

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Crosstown Arts presents the Michael Shults Quartet featuring Bennett Wood in The Green Room.

The Green Room at Crosstown Arts
Saturday, March 2, 2024
Doors open at 7 pm | Show begins at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15 in advance | $20 at the door | $10 student tickets


Saxophonist Michael Shults has been praised for his “strong, imaginative” improvisations (Downbeat Magazine) and “fresh and intelligent musical ideas” (The Pitch). A first-call musician on the Kansas City jazz scene for nearly a decade, Shults remains an active performer in the Fountain City, Memphis, and beyond, and has twice appeared as a sideman on the Jazzweek National Radio Airplay Charts.

As a concert saxophonist, Shults has been praised for his “jaw-dropping” and “authoritative” performances (Bill Brownlee of the Kansas City Star) and has performed by invitation at the College Band Director’s National Association conference, North American Saxophone Alliance biennial conference, the Minnesota Music Educator’s Association conference, and the University of Iowa Festival for New Music.

Bennett Wood is a freelance musician, composer and clinician. He was recently appointed as Director of Jazz Studies at Webster University. He previously held academic appointments at the University of Memphis, Mineral Area College, Texas State University, Texas Lutheran University, and Texas A&M University-Kingsville and served as the Interim Director of Education and Community Engagement and Education Coordinator at Jazz St. Louis.

Wood is an experienced bandleader and an in-demand sideman. In addition to leading his own groups, he has performed alongside internationally acclaimed musicians including Nat Adderley Jr., Chris Cheek, Alan Ferber, Andre Hayward, Butch Miles, and Bruce Saunders. He plays lead tenor saxophone in the Jazz St. Louis Big Band directed by Victor Goines.


March 2
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Green Room

1350 CONCOURSE AVE • MEMPHIS, TN • 38104 • 901.203.8300