About the artists:
Blueshift is a Memphis-based contemporary chamber music ensemble dedicated to bringing artists and audiences together through artistic collaboration. By programming both new and existing classical repertoire alongside multi-genre collaborations, Blueshift aims to connect a wider audience to today’s classical music. The ensemble draws upon Memphis’s uniquely diverse musical heritage by combining classical music with popular music genres such as rock, blues, soul, and hip hop and featuring local musicians, visual artists, and composers. The astronomical term “blueshift” indicates an object’s moving closer toward the observer. Blueshift aims to bring concert music and art out of the concert hall and into the Memphis community.
Lucky 7 Brass Band
Comprised of some of the baddest of the bad musicians in Memphis, the Lucky 7 Brass Band has formed a raw, powerful sound that must be heard to be believed. Whether soul, rock, rap, or pop, the Lucky 7 Brass Band always brings the party, so come get lucky!
926 – Stax Music Academy Alumni Band
926 are the singers and musicians who have graduated from Memphis’ world-renowned Stax Music Academy and now work as professional musicians. They have graced concert stages throughout the country and the world, including Australia, Italy, England, France, Germany, New York City’s Lincoln Center, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, and Smithsonian Museum Festivals, and here at home at Levitt Shell, B.B. King’s Blues Club, Memphis in May, and other venues.