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Seven Time Grammy Nominated Saxophonist Kirk Whalumto Record the Third Chapter to His Gospel According to Jazz

Contact: Erma Byrd, 323-965-5551

MEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- Recording artist saxophonist Kirk Whalum will record and film the highly anticipated Chapter III of his series The Gospel According to Jazz on Saturday, October 13th, 2007 live in concert!  This recording follows the blockbuster success of his Grammy nominated and Stellar Award winning The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter II, which features the international Gospel mega-hit "Falling in Love with Jesus" by Jonathan Butler.

George Duke and brother Kevin Whalum are back this time and will be joined by Kirk's very special guests Lalah Hathaway and Doc Powell, along with a stellar cast and band. Making special appearances will be John Stoddart, Kirk's uncle, "Peanuts" Whalum, his son Kyle, nephews Kenneth III, Kortland & Kameron and cousin, "Caleb Tha Bridge." The Concert will be recorded live and filmed by Jim Hanon, director of the widely acclaimed motion picture End of the Spear. Kirk will share production with renowned producer- arranger Jerry Peters. This time Kirk has chosen an east coast setting at the beautiful REID TEMPLE AME CHURCH in Glenn Dale, Maryland.

"The impact of the 1st two chapters completely blew our minds when passionate letters started literally pouring in from Nigeria, Australia, Brazil, Italy and many other places around the globe! The Lord's hand is on this series," says Kirk. Gospel fans, Jazz fans or just lovers of music, are invited to participate in this historic live recording on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 7:30PM at Reid Temple AME Church, 11400 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale, MD. Tickets are $35 general admission and $75 Golden Circle preferred section seating which includes a 6:00PM VIP reception. Tickets are available at Reid Temple bookstore (301) 352-0320 and at Ticketmaster. For more information visit www.kirkwhalum.com