Tuesday, February 07, 2012


Instead of dealing with crowded, overpriced restaurants on Valentine's Day, stay home, light a few candles and let Grammy winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum set the mood for romance with a live two-hour concert streaming at 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT in conjunction with the release of his 29th album, Romance Language. In partnership with Portland Prime, Hilton Portland & Executive Tower and BMW & MINI Portland, the February 14th webcast powered by StageIt and shared around the world via Whalum's Facebook page will include a backstage camera offering viewers a rare glimpse behind the scenes. On February 18th, there will be a rebroadcast of the Valentine's Day concert at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT with a live question and answer session with Whalum.

The essence of Romance Language is Whalum's reimaging of the classic album of duets recorded in 1963 by sax titan John Coltrane and sterling vocalist Johnny Hartman. Whalum's contemporary version showcases his younger brother Kevin's velvety voice. They recorded all six timeless standards that comprise the original collection utilizing fresh arrangements and live-sounding production by Whalum and John Stoddart, Whalum's musical director and keyboardist. The Rendezvous Music release includes a few romantic R&B-pop instrumentals that Whalum believes to be modern standards along with a show-stealing vocal performance by Kirk & Kevin's 83-year-old uncle, Hugh "Peanuts" Whalum.

Romance Language is available as the world's first complete LiveAudio optimized album for JAMBOX by JAWBONE, a leader in personal mobile technology devices. LiveAudio allows music to be enjoyed in a 3D-like, surround sound experience from a single, small Bluetooth wireless speaker. During the live stream, Whalum will give away a JAMBOX and announce an exclusive JAMBOX offer as a gift to his fans.

The musicians scheduled to accompany Kirk, Kevin and special guest Hugh "Peanuts" Whalum on the Valentine's Day webcast from the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower are Stoddart (keyboards), Marcus Finnie (drums), Braylon Lacy (bass), and Kevin Turner (guitar).

Additional information about Whalum is available at http://www.kirkwhalum.com/.

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