Georgia On My Mind
Celebrating the music of Ray Charles
CacheARTS Presents Georgia On My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles at The Ellen Eccles Theatre. CacheARTS is the official ticketing source for The Ellen Eccles Theater and The CacheARTS Presents National Touring Season.
Emmy Award Winner and Grammy® Nominee – Clint Holmes
10-time Grammy® Award Winner, 10-time Dove Award Winner, Soul Train Award Winner, 2-time NAACP Image Award-nominated, & Gospel Music Hall of Famers – Take 6
6-time Grammy® nominated vocalist – Nnenna Freelon
Grammy® Award Winner and recipient of numerous awards and acknowledgements for his musical excellence including three Dove Award nominations, an NAACP Image Award nomination and winner of two Stellar Awards-Gospel music’s highest honor – Kirk Whalum
Ray Charles, a Georgia native son, was an American treasure. He transcended racism, cultural upheavals, and spread his music based on Gospel, Blues, Jazz, and Country around the world… he was a genius!
Boasting iconic tunes from the catalog of the genius himself, the artists make each song a winning part of the tapestry that is Ray Charles’ music.
Ray won every major award from the Georgia music hall of fame to the Hollywood walk of fame… from the Kennedy honors to a GRAMMY lifetime achievement award and induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
This show celebrates Ray’s music with an all-star cast of award-winning performers.
Take 6 showcases six voices united in crystal clear harmony, placed against a
backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B and pop. Members Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble (who just won his 11th Grammy Award, this one as Arranger), Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea, and Khristian Dentley have been heralded by Quincy Jones as “the baddest vocal cats on the planet.”
Take 6 has come a long way from their days at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Ala., where McKnight formed the group as The Gentleman’s Estate Quartet in the 1980s. When tenor Mark Kibble heard the group rehearsing in a dorm bathroom, he joined in the harmonies and performed on the stage that night. Their self-titled debut CD scored two 1988 GRAMMY Awards and landed in the Top Ten Billboard Contemporary Jazz and Contemporary Christian Charts. Take 6 has recently released an album of exquisite arrangements of contemporary favorites, ICONIC. In the 30 years since their start, the group has set the standard for a cappella groups and has never slowed down.
The Ellen Eccles Theatre
Children 5-12 yrs: 50% off
Students 13 yrs-University: 25% off
Groups of 15+: 15% off