About Curtis Haywood
Summer Breeze – A New Album from Curtis Haywood (week 1 “Wherever the Chips fall is #2 on Billboard’s Most added to Smooth Jazz Radio). On his latest album, saxophonist Curtis has broadened his signature ballad sound with Urban Contemporary rhythms from his R&B Funk roots, thanks to production partner and longtime friend Ainsley Taylor and the early work of Witnel Paul. “Wherever The Chips Fall” (featuring Nathaniel Mitchell on keyboards) and the inspirational “Promise Me” are the lead singles. Curtis exuberates his passion on The Stylistics’ classic “You Are Everything”, displays his versatility with steelpan on the Caribbean-flavored rendition of the Seals & Crafts classic title track “Summer Breeze”, and invites flutist Ragan Whiteside to join the fun on “Let it Go”.
Saxophonist Curtis Haywood has always been in touch with the healing spirit of music. His earliest memory of his attachment to music is an anecdote his mother shares with everyone. “When I was about 5 or 6 years old, I received my first instrument – a trumpet. When it was bedtime I absolutely refused to go to bed without it. Now being of West-Indian descent, my parents were obviously not trying to have any ‘back mout’ from dis here little child! Finally, convinced that they had lost the battle, they allowed me to sleep with my trumpet.”
June 21st, 8pm show